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My iPad for Seniors(covers all iPads running iPadOS 14), 8th Edition

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 496
  • Edition: 8th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-682425-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-682425-1

Covers All iPads Running iPadOS 14

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want.

Learn how to

  • Discover all the new features of iPadOS 14
  • Wirelessly connect to and browse the Internet, at home or away
  • Personalize the way your iPad looks and works--including Dark Mode
  • Make your iPad easier to use if you have trouble seeing or tapping the screen
  • Use Siri voice commands to control your iPad and find useful information
  • Communicate with friends and family via email, text messaging, and FaceTime and Zoom video chats
  • Shoot, share, and view photos and videos
  • Listen to streaming music and watch streaming movies and TV shows online
  • Connect and use the Apple Pencil, external keyboards, trackpads, and mice
  • Use iCloud to store and share your photos and other important data online
  • Troubleshoot common iPad problems

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Buying and Unboxing Your iPad     3
Choosing the Right iPad for You     4
    iPad mini     4
    iPad     6
    iPad Air     7
    iPad Pro     7
    Which iPad Should You Buy?     9
Unboxing Your New iPad     10
    What's Inside the Box     10
Powering Up Your iPad for the First Time     11
    Turn It On--for the First Time     12
Accessorizing Your iPad     13
Chapter 2:  Getting Started with Your iPad     19
Getting to Know Your iPad     19
    Front     19
    Top     21
    Sides     22
    Bottom     22
    Back     23
Turning Your iPad On and Off     24
    Power On Your iPad     24
    Unlock Your iPad with Face ID     25
    Unlock Your iPad with Touch ID     26
    Unlock Your iPad with a Passcode     26
    Lock Your iPad     27
    Power Off Your iPad     27
    Force a Restart on a Regular iPad     28
    Force a Restart on an iPad Pro     28
Using Your iPad     29
    Learn Essential Multi-Touch Gestures     30
Perform Common Operations     30
    Navigate the Home Screen     32
    View Notifications on the Cover Sheet     33
    Manage Open Apps     34
    Understand the Status Bar     35
Performing Basic Operations     36
    View and Respond to Alerts     37
    Display the Control Center     38
    Adjust the Brightness     39
    Activate Night Shift     39
    Change the Volume Level     40
    Rotate the iPad     41
    Activate Do Not Disturb Mode     42
    Enter Text with the Onscreen Keyboard     42
    Copy and Paste Text     44
    Set an Alarm     45
    Set a Timer     46
    Use the Stopwatch     47
Managing Your iPad's Battery     47
    Recharge the Battery     48
    Monitor Battery Usage     49
Chapter 3:  Personalizing the Way Your iPad Looks and Works     51
Personalizing the Lock and Home Screens     51
    Change the Wallpaper     52
    Change the Size of App Icons     54
    Arrange App Icons     54
    Add Icons to and Remove Icons from the Dock     55
    Organize Icons with Folders     56
    Display Today View     58
    Put Today View on the Home Screen     59
    Customize Widgets in Today View     60
    Customize the Control Center     63
Configuring Device Settings     63
    Display the Settings Page     64
    Configure Notifications     64
    Choose Light or Dark Mode     66
    Configure the Display and Brightness     67
    Change System Sounds     69
    Configure Individual Apps     70
Managing System Settings     70
    Display and Manage General Settings     70
Managing Your Screen Time     72
    View Your Screen Time     73
    Configure Downtime     74
    Set App Limits     76
    Block Specific Content     77
Chapter 4:  Making Your iPad More Accessible     79
Making the iPad Easier to See     79
    Read the Screen with VoiceOver     80
    Magnify the Screen with Zoom     83
    Invert Screen Colors     84
    Configure the Screen for Colorblind Users     85
    Make Onscreen Text Larger and Bolder     85
Making the iPad Easier to Hear     86
    Use a Hearing Aid with Your iPad     86
    Turn On Closed Captioning When Watching Videos     87
Making the iPad Easier to Operate     88
    Adjust the Touchscreen Display     88
    Enable AssistiveTouch     89
Chapter 5:  Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web     93
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network     93
    Connect to Your Home Wireless Network     94
    Connect to a Public Wireless Hotspot     95
    Change Networks     98
    Connect to a Network You've Previously Connected To     98
Using the Safari Web Browser     99
    Launch the Safari Browser     100
    Enter a Web Address     100
    Use Web Links     102
    View Multiple Pages in Tabs     102
    Bookmark Pages     103
    Revisit Past Pages     105
    Browse the Web in Private     105
    Configure Safari Settings     106
    Clear History, Cookies, and Browsing Data     107
Making the Web More Readable     108
    Zoom in to a Page     109
    Read Articles with Safari Reader     110
Chapter 6:  Keeping Your iPad Safe and Secure     113
Creating a Safer Lock Screen     114
    Set a Simple Passcode     114
    Changing Your Unlock Method     114
    Use Fingerprint Recognition with Touch ID     116
    Use Face Recognition with Face ID     118
    Erase Data After Too Many Unlock Attempts     120
Reducing the Risk of Theft     121
    Keep Your iPad Safe     122
    Track a Lost or Stolen iPad     123
Staying Safe Online     125
    Protect Against Identity Theft     125
    Keep Your Private Information Private     127
    Protect Against Online Fraud     127
    Shop Safely     129
Chapter 7:  Controlling Your iPad--and More--with Siri     133
Getting to Know Siri, Your iPad's Virtual Personal Assistant     133
    Configure Siri     134
    Summon Siri     137
Using Siri to Control Your iPad and Apps     138
    Launch Apps     138
    Control System Functions     138
    Send and Receive Messages     138
    Manage Meetings, Events, and Reminders     139
    Take and View Pictures     140
    Listen to Music     140
Using Siri to Find Interesting and Useful Information     141
    Find Information     141
    Solve Equations and Make Conversions     142
    Find Businesses and Get Directions     143
Triggering Multiple Actions with Shortcuts     143
    Use an Existing a Shortcut     144
    Create a New Shortcut     145
    Run a Shortcut     147
Chapter 8:  Installing and Using Apps     149
Working with Apps     149
    Launch an App from the Home Screen     150
    Launch an App from the Dock     150
    Search for an App     151
    Switch Between Apps     153
    Close an App     154
Finding New Apps in the App Store     154
    Browse and Search the App Store     155
    Purchase and Download Apps     157
Managing Installed Apps     158
    View and Manage Purchased Apps     159
    Delete an App     160
Multitasking on Your iPad     161
    Display Multiple Windows with Split View     161
    Open a Floating Window with Slide Over     163
    View All Open Windows with App Exposé     167
    Drag and Drop Text and Pictures Between Apps     167
Chapter 9:  Sending and Receiving Email     171
Sending and Receiving Messages     171
    Select an Inbox     172
    Read a Message     173
    Reply to a Message     175
    Create and Send a New Message     175
    Attach a Photo to a Message     177
    Delete a Message     178
    Organize Messages in Files     179
    Deal with Junk Email (Spam)      182
Configuring the Mail App     183
    Add an Email Account     183
    Get Notified of New Messages     185
    Create a Signature     186
Chapter 10:  Managing Your Contacts     189
Using the Contacts App     189
    Add a New Contact     190
    Edit a Contact     191
    Delete a Contact     192
Viewing and Contacting Your Contacts     193
    Display a Contact     193
    Search for a Contact     193
    Contact a Contact     194
Chapter 11:  Video Chatting and Texting     197
Text Messaging with the Messages App     197
    Send and Receive Text Messages     198
    Send an Audio Message     200
    Send a Photo     200
    Send a Video Message     202
Video Chatting and More with FaceTime     203
    Start a Video Chat     204
    Add a Person to a Group Video Chat     205
    Answer a FaceTime Request     207
    Make an Audio Call     207
Group Video Meetings with Zoom     208
    Join a Meeting from a Link     209
    Join a Meeting from Within the Zoom App     209
    Participate in a Zoom Meeting     210
    Start a New Zoom Meeting     213
    Schedule a Meeting in Advance     215
Chapter 12:  Getting Social with Facebook, Pinterest, and Other Social Networks     221
Using Facebook     221
    Navigate Facebook's iPad App     222
    Read and Respond to Posts     224
    Post a Status Update     226
Using Pinterest     227
    View and Save Pins     227
    Pin from a Website     228
Using Twitter     230
    Read Tweets     230
    Create a New Tweet     231
Using LinkedIn     232
    Navigate the LinkedIn App     233
    Create a New Post     235
Chapter 13:  Staying Organized with Calendar and Reminders     239
Using the Calendar App     239
    View Events     240
    Add a New Event     241
    Create a Recurring Event     243
    Create an Alert for an Event     246
    Invite Others to an Event     247
Using the Reminders App     248
    View and Manage Your Reminders     248
    Add a New Reminder     249
Chapter 14:  Reading eBooks, Magazines, and Newspapers     253
Reading eBooks on Your iPad     253
    Find and Purchase Books with the Books App     254
    Read a Book with the Books App     256
Reading News Stories with the News App     260
    Personalize What News You Receive     260
    Read News Stories     261
Chapter 15:  Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos     265
Shooting Digital Photos     265
    Launch the Camera App     266
    Take a Picture     267
    Take a Selfie     271
    Take a Panoramic Photo     273
Viewing and Editing Your Photos     276
    View Your Photos     277
    Organize Photos in Albums     283
    Crop and Straighten a Picture     285
    Apply Auto-Enhance     287
    Apply a Filter     287
    Adjust Brightness, Color, and More     288
Shooting and Editing Videos     288
    Shoot a Video     289
    Trim a Video     291
Sharing Photos and Videos     292
    Share via Text Message     293
    Share via Email     294
    Share via Facebook     295
Chapter 16:  Listening to Music     299
Listening to Streaming Music     299
    Listen to Apple Music     300
    Listen to Pandora     303
    Listen to Spotify     306
Buying and Playing Music from the iTunes Store     308
    Purchase Music from the iTunes Store     308
    Play Your Tunes     311
Chapter 17:  Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos     313
Watching Paid Streaming Video Services     313
    Watch Amazon Prime Video     314
    Watch Apple TV+     316
    Watch CBS All Access     317
    Watch Disney+     319
    Watch HBO Max     320
    Watch Hulu     322
    Watch Netflix     323
Watching Other Streaming Video Services     325
    Discover Other Streaming Video Services     325
    Watch Live TV Online     326
Using the Apple TV App     327
    Find Something to Watch     327
    Subscribe to a Channel     329
    Manage Your Subscriptions     329
Watching YouTube     331
    Find a Video     331
    Watch a Video     333
Chapter 18:  Controlling Your Smart Home     335
Understanding Apple HomeKit     336
    How HomeKit Works     336
Adding Devices and Rooms     337
    Add a New Accessory     337
    Create a Scene     339
Controlling Your Smart Devices     341
    Control a Device or Scene from Your iPad     341
    Control Devices and Scenes with Siri     342
Chapter 19:  Traveling with Maps and Other Travel Apps     345
Traveling with the Maps App     345
    Display a Map     346
    Generate Driving Directions     347
Exploring Other Travel-Related Apps     348
    Discover Travel Apps     348
Chapter 20:  Keeping Fit and Healthy     353
Exploring Health and Fitness Apps     353
    Discover Exercise and Yoga Apps     354
Exploring Food and Nutrition Apps     355
    Discover Dieting Apps     355
    Discover Cooking and Recipe Apps     356
Exploring Medical Apps     357
    Discover Medical-Related Apps     357
Chapter 21:  Getting Productive     361
Using Your iPad's Built-In Productivity Apps     361
    Write with Pages     362
    Work with Numbers     365
    Present with Keynote     368
Discovering More Productivity Apps     371
    Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides     371
    Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word     372
Chapter 22:  Using Pencils, Keyboards, and Trackpads     375
Connecting Bluetooth Devices     375
    Connect a New Bluetooth Device     376
Using Pencils and Styli     377
    Work with the Apple Pencil     377
    Annotate a Document     380
    Fill In Forms     380
    Draw Onscreen     381
Using External Keyboards     382
    Connecting and Pairing the Smart Keyboard and Magic Keyboard     383
    Working with an External Keyboard     384
Using Trackpads and Mice     384
    Configure Your Trackpad or Mouse     386
    Use a Trackpad or Mouse     386
Chapter 23:  Playing Games     389
Finding Games to Play     389
    Download Games from the App Store     390
Discovering Popular Games     392
    Action Games     392
    Adventure Games     393
    AR Games     394
    Board Games     395
    Card Games     395
    Casino Games     396
    Casual Games     397
    Family Games     397
    Indie Games     398
    Kids Games     399
    Music Games     400
    Puzzle Games     400
    Racing Games     401
    Role-Playing Games402
    Simulation Games     402
    Sports Games     403
    Strategy Games     404
    Trivia Games     405
    Word Games     406
Playing Games with Apple Arcade     407
    Finding Apple Arcade Games     407
    Downloading Apple Arcade Games     408
Chapter 24:  Managing Files on Your iPad and in the Cloud     411
Managing Your iPad's Storage     411
    Examine Available Storage     412
    Manage Available Storage Space     412
Working with the Files App     413
    View and Open Files     414
    Work with Files     415
    Create a New Folder     416
Using External Storage     416
    Make the Connection     416
    Work with Files     417
Working with iCloud     418
    Configure iCloud on Your iPad     420
    Back Up Your iPad to iCloud     421
Using AirDrop and AirPlay to Share with Other Devices     423
    Share Files with AirDrop     423
    Stream Media with AirPlay     424
Chapter 25:  Fixing Common Problems     427
Troubleshooting iPad Problems     427
    Your iPad Is Frozen     428
    Your iPad Won't Turn On     429
    Your iPad Won't Turn Off     429
    An Individual App Freezes or Doesn't Work Right     430
    Your iPad Runs Slowly     430
    Your iPad's Wi-Fi Connection Doesn't Work     431
    Your iPad Charges Slowly or Not at All     432
    Your iPad Doesn't Rotate     432
    Your iPad Keeps Asking for Your iCloud Password     433
    You Forgot Your iPad Passcode     434
Updating and Resetting Your iPad     435
    Update to the Latest Version of iPadOS     435
    Factory Reset Your Device to Like New Condition     436
    Restore from an iCloud Backup     437
    Restore from an iTunes Backup     438
Glossary     440
Index     447


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