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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-390412-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-390412-3

Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6Plus, 5S/5C, 5, and 4S

Based on the best-selling My iPhone book, My iPhone for Seniors helps you quickly get started with your new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do
  • Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations
  • Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone

Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. Learn how to: 

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPods, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS users around you
  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and watch video–including movies and TV shows
  • Capture and edit photos and video ; use the new camera features in iPhone 5S to take photos rapidly in Burst mode, and use the new slow-motion feature for video
  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts or share them via email, iCloud, and texts ; use PhotoStream to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps
  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

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Table of Contents

    Using This Book.............................xvii

        Activating Your iPhone.........................xxi

    Getting Started.................................ONLINE

        Preparing iTunes on a Macintosh Computer........................ONLINE

        Preparing iTunes on a Windows Computer...............................ONLINE

        Starting Your iPhone for the First Time..............................................ONLINE

        Connecting Your iPhone to iTunes for the First Time........................ONLINE

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone 3

    Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features................................3

    Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software........................................6

        Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone......................................6

        Going Home..........................................6

        Touching the iPhone’s Screen........................................7

        Working with iPhone Apps..............................10

        Using the Home Screens........................................14

        Searching on Your iPhone.................................................15

        Working with the Control Center...............................................17

        Working with Notifications and the Notification Center.....................................19

        Using the Do Not Disturb Mode........................................22

        Using the iPhone 6 Plus’ Split-Screen.............................23

        Working with Text.................24

        Dictating Text.............................34

        Meeting Siri...................................................36

        Understanding iPhone Status Icons............................................38

        Turning Your iPhone On or Off.........................................................39

        Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone...........................40

        Signing In to Your Apple ID....................................................42

        Setting the Volume....................................................................43

        Using Airplane Mode...........................................................44

        Using the Settings App...................................................................45

        Printing from Your iPhone...................................46

Chapter 2: Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads 49

    Getting Started..................................50

    Securing Your iPhone.................................................51

    Using Wi-Fi Networks to Connect to the Internet.........................55

        Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks.....................................55

        Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks...........................................60

    Using Cellular Data Networks to Connect to the Internet........................62

    Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices...........................................67

        Connecting to Bluetooth Devices..................................................68

    Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod Touches, or iPads...............................70

    Using AirDrop to Share Content with Macs, Other iPhones, iPod Touches, or iPads..........................71

        Enabling AirDrop......................................................72

        Using AirDrop to Share Your Content......................................................74

        Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You....................................................77

Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts 79

    Getting Started................................80

    Configuring and Using iCloud................................................................81

        Obtaining an iCloud Account...............................................................82

        Signing Into Your iCloud Account.....................................................................85

        Enabling iCloud to Store Your Information on the Cloud....................87

        Configuring iCloud to Store Photos.......................................88

        Configuring Your iCloud Backup........................................................91

        Configuring Your iCloud Keychain............................................92

        Configuring Find My iPhone..................................................................94

    Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone................................95

        Configuring a Google Account.......................................................................96

    Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts..............................................98

        Setting Up an Account Manually.................................................................99

        Configuring a Facebook Account...........................................101

    Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated.............................................103

        Configuring How New Data is Retrieved for Your Accounts.........................104

Chapter 4: Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences 109

    Getting Started.........................................109

        Using the Settings App on Any iPhone...........................................110

        Using the Settings App on an iPhone 6 Plus..........................................112

    Setting the Screen’s Brightness, View, Text Size, and Wallpaper................................114

    Setting the Screen Brightness, View, and Text Size ....................................115

        Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens...............................118

    Setting Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock Preferences....................123

        Securing Your iPhone with Auto-Lock...............................................124

        Configuring Your Passcode and Fingerprints (iPhone 5s and later)...........................125

    Choosing the Sounds Your iPhone Makes.........................................132

    Configuring Notifications......................................................................137

        Understanding Notifications and the Notification Center.......................................................137

        Setting Global Notification Preferences................................................140

    Configuring Notifications for Specific Apps.............................142

    Configuring the Control Center............................................................................146

    Setting Do Not Disturb Preferences........................................................147

Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options...................................150

        Setting Keyboard Preferences..................................................................................151

        Creating and Working with Text Shortcuts.....................................154

        Setting Language and Region Preferences...............................................155

    Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps..............................................158

    Setting Accessibility Options............................................................................164

    Customizing Your Home Screens.........................................................168

        Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens..........................................................169

        Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens........................................172

        Placing Icons in Existing Folders....................................................................174

        Configuring the Home Screen Toolbar......................................176

        Deleting Icons..................................................................................................................17

Chapter 5: Working with iTunes on Your Computer 181

    Getting Started...............................................181

    Converting Music on Audio CDs for Your iPhone....................................182

        Setting Up iTunes to Import Audio CDs..............................................183

        Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library..........................185

    Using iTunes to Download Movies, Music, Books, and More from the iTunes Store......................186

        Obtaining an iTunes Store Account (Apple ID)..................................187

        Signing Into the iTunes Store...........................................................189

        Shopping in the iTunes Store.......................................................................................190

    Synchronizing Content on Your Computer with Your iPhone.........................195

        Understanding the Sync Process.............................................197

        Configuring Summary Sync Settings...................................................198

        Syncing Content onto Your iPhone...................................................200

    Keeping Your iPhone in Sync........................................................203

Chapter 6: Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone 207

    Getting Started................................................208

    Configuring Store Settings............................................................209

Configuring Automatic Store Downloads.......................................209

    Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps..........................................211

        Searching for Apps.....................................213

        Browsing for Apps........................................216

        Evaluating Apps.................................................218

        Downloading Apps...........................................221

        Adding Apps to the Wish List..............................222

        Using Your Wish List................................223

    Using the iTunes Store App to Download Music, Ringtones, Movies, and TV Shows..................................226

        Searching for iTunes Store Content.......................227

        Browsing for iTunes Store Content..................................229

        Previewing iTunes Store Content........................................232

        Downloading iTunes Store Content........................................235

        Using Your iTunes Store History List........................................................237

    Downloading Apps or iTunes Store Content You’ve Purchased Previously.................241

        Downloading Previously Purchased App Store Apps............................241

        Downloading Previously Purchased iTunes Content.................................242

    Using Family Sharing to Share Your Store Downloads with Others........................................245

        Setting Up Family Sharing............................................................245

        Adding People to Family Sharing..........................................247

        Managing Family Sharing...................................................250

        Accessing Shared Content.........................................252

Chapter 7: Managing Contacts 255

    Getting Started......................................255

    Setting Your Contacts Preferences...........................................256

    Creating Contacts on Your iPhone.............................................260

        Creating New Contacts from Email..................................260

        Creating Contacts Manually.......................................................262

    Working with Contacts on Your iPhone....................................270

        Using the Contacts App.................................................................270

        Accessing Contacts from Other Apps.............................275

    Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone..............................276

        Updating Contact Information............................277

        Deleting Contacts..................................................279

Chapter 8: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 281

    Getting Started.............................282

    Setting Phone Preferences.............................................................................282

        Setting Phone Sounds and Notifications..........................282

        Configuring Phone Settings........................................283

    Making Voice Calls..................................................................287

        Dialing with the Keypad.............................................289

        Dialing with Contacts.....................................................290

        Dialing with Favorites................................................................291

        Dialing with Recents..........................................................292

        Dialing from the App Switcher...................................................294

    Managing In-Process Voice Calls...............................................................295

        Entering Numbers During a Call..........................................................296

        Making Conference Calls...................................................................................297

        Using Another App During a Voice Call.................................................301

    Receiving Voice Calls......................................................302

        Answering Calls..............................................................................302

        Answering Calls During a Call..........................................305

    Managing Voice Calls...........................................................305

    Clearing Recent Calls..............................................305

        Adding Calling Information to Favorites............................................307

        Using the iPhones Headset for Calls.....................................308

    Using Visual Voicemail.......................................................................................................309

        Recording a Greeting..........................................................................................310

        Listening to and Managing Voicemails...........................................312

        Finding and Listening to Voicemails.....................................................................313

        Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails.........................................315

    Communicating with FaceTime....................................................317

        Configuring FaceTime Settings............................................318

        Making FaceTime Calls.......................................................321

        Receiving FaceTime Calls..........................................................324

        Managing FaceTime Calls.................................325

Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 329

    Getting Started...............................330

    Setting Mail App Preferences...............................330

    Working with Email..................................................336

        Receiving and Reading Email................338

        Sending Email................................................343

        Replying to Email.....................................................347

        Forwarding Emails.........................................349

    Managing Email.................................................................350

        Checking for New Email...........................................................351

        Understanding the Statuses of Email...................................................351

        Managing Email from the Message Screen................................352

        Managing Email from an Inbox........................................................................353

        Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time.............................................356

        Organizing Email from the Message Screen..................................357

        Organizing Email from the Inbox.............................................................358

        Viewing Messages in a Mailbox.................................................359

        Saving Images Attached to Email.....................................360

        Searching Your Email.....................................................361

        Working with VIPs.....................................................................362

        Designating VIPs...............................................................................363

        Accessing VIP Email...................................................................364

        Managing Junk Email...........................................................365

Chapter 10: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 367

    Getting Started................................................367

    Preparing Messages for Messaging..................................................368

        Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences.............................369

    Sending Messages.....................................................................376

        Creating and Sending Messages..............................................377

    Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages..............................380

        Receiving Messages.....................................................................381

        Reading Messages...........................................................................................382

        Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages......................................383

        Listening to Audio in Messages You Receive in Messages......................385

        Watching Video in Messages You Receive in Messages.......................386

        Replying to Messages from the Messages App......................................387

        Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert.............................389

        Having a Messages Conversation...........................................389

    Working with Messages.......................................................................391

        Managing Messages Conversations..................................................391

        Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone 6 Plus...................................395

        Adding Images and Video to Conversations...................................396

        Adding Audio Recordings to Conversations..............................400

        Adding Video to Conversations........................................................401

        Adding Locations to Conversations...............................................402

        Browsing Attachments to Conversations..............................................403

        Deleting Messages and Conversations...................................................405

        Deleting Conversations....................................................................406

Chapter 11: Managing Calendars, Reminders, and Clocks 409

    Getting Started..................................410

    Working with Calendars.............................................................413

        Viewing Calendars and Events............................................413

        Navigating Calendars............................................................................417

        Viewing Calendars..................................................................................418

        Adding Events to a Calendar.............................................421

        Searching Calendars........................................................................................429

        Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations...................................................430

    Working with Reminders..............................................................................................431

        Creating Reminders....................................................................................433

        Organizing Reminders with Lists............................................438

        Managing Reminders...........................................................................439

    Working with the Clock.....................................................................................440

        Setting and Using Alarms.................................................................................441

        Managing Alarms............................................................444

        Using the Stopwatch....................................................446

        Using the Timer................................................448

Chapter 12: Working with Siri 451

    Getting Started....................................452

    Setting Up Siri.................................453

    Understanding Siri’s Personality.....................................456

    Learning How to Use Siri by Example..........................................461

        Using Siri to Make Voice Calls...........................................................462

        Composing New Email with Siri..............................................462

        Replying to Emails with Siri............................................................464

        Having Messages Read to You.........................................................465

        Replying to Messages with Siri.............................................................466

        Sending New Messages with Siri..........................................................466

        Using Siri to Create Events......................................................468

        Using Siri to Create Reminders...............................................469

        Using Siri to Get Information.........................471

        Using Siri to Play Music.................................................472

        Using Siri to Get Directions......................................473

    Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing............................474

Chapter 13: Surfing the Web 477

    Getting Started..........................................477

    Setting Safari Preferences.............................................479

        Configuring Safari’s Search Settings.......................................479

        Configuring Safari’s General Settings....................................482

        Configuring Safari’s Privacy & Security Settings.........................486

    Visiting Websites.........................................................488

        Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites..............................................489

        Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites...................................................................492

        Typing URLs to Move to Websites....................................................494

        Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites..............496

    Viewing Websites........................................................498

    Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time...............500

        Opening New Pages in the Background..........................501

        Opening New Pages in a New Tab.............................................502

        Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages..........................................503

        Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices.......................505

    Searching the Web................................................506

    Saving and Organizing Bookmarks.....................................508

        Creating Bookmarks.....................................508

        Organizing Bookmarks..................................................511

        Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks...................515

        Creating Bookmarks on the Home Screens.............................515

    Sharing Web Pages...........................................................516

        Emailing a Link to a Web Page............................................517

        Messaging a Web Page.....................................................................518

    Completing Forms on the Web........................................................................520

        Manually Completing Forms............................................................................520

        Using AutoFill to Complete Forms.................................................522

    Signing In to Websites Automatically...........................................523

    Using Safari’s Reading List..................................................................................524

        Adding Pages to Your Reading List..........................................................525

        Using Your Reading List.........................................................................526

Chapter 14: Finding and Listening to Music 529

    Getting Started......................................529

    Stocking Your iPhone with Music.......................................530

    Configuring Music Settings..........................................................................531

    Using the Cover Browser to Find and Listen to Music............................534

    Finding Music...............................................538

        Finding Music by Playlist.........................538

        Finding Music by Artist.......................................................541

        Finding Music in Other Ways............................544

        Finding Music by Searching................................................546

    Playing Music.....................................................547

        Playing Music on the Now Playing Screen.......................547

        Playing Music from the Control Center.............................................552

        Playing Music from the Lock Screen............................................553

        Shuffling Music.....................................................554

    Creating and Using Genius Playlists..................................556

    Using AirPlay to Listen to Your iPhone’s Music on Other Devices................................558

    Listening to iTunes Radio...............................................560

        Listening to a Featured Station......................561

        Creating Your Own iTunes Radio Stations Based on an Artist, a Genre, or a Song....................................562

        Creating an iTunes Radio Station Based on Music in Your iTunes Library.........565

        Listening to Your iTunes Radio Stations..............................566

        Playing iTunes Radio Music.......................566

Chapter 15: Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone 571

    Getting Started.....................................572

    Setting Your Photos & Camera Preferences.........................................572

    Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone...............................577

        Taking Photos...........................................................577

        Applying Filters to Your Photos................................582

        Taking Panoramic Photos................................................584

        Taking Photos in Burst Mode.....................................................586

        Taking Photos Using the Timer........................................588

        Taking Video..............................................................................................589

        Taking Time-Lapse Video...................................................591

        Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen...................................592

        Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center........................................593

    Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone.................594

        Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing..........................594

        Finding Photos to Work With by Searching..............599

        Viewing Photos Individually................................................600

        Working with Burst Mode Photos.....................602

        Editing Photos..............................604

        Enhancing Photos...........................................604

        Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos..................606

        Applying Filters to Photos................................609

        Photos.......................................610

        Making Smart Adjustments to Photos............................611

        Working with Photos....................................................614

        Sharing Photos via Email.........................................................615

        Organizing Photos in a New Album..................................................617

        Adding Photos to an Existing Album..................................618

        Deleting Photos........................................................................................620

    Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone...............621

        Finding and Watching Videos...............................621

        Watching Slow-Motion Video.........................623

        Editing Video...........................................624

    Using iCloud with Your Photos...................................625

        Sharing Your Photos...............................................626

        Adding Photos to a Shared Album..................................628

        Adding Comments to Shared Album.....................................630

        Inviting People to a Shared Photo Album...............................................632

        Working with Photo Albums Shared with You.....................................................633

Chapter 16: Using Other Cool iPhone Apps and Features 637

    Getting Started.....................................637

    Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App..........................................638

        Using the Podcasts App to Subscribe to Podcasts...................638

        Choosing a Podcast............................................642

        Listening to Podcasts.................................................................644

        Managing Podcasts and Episodes of Podcasts.........................646

    Finding Your Way with the Maps App......................................................650

    Managing Your Health with the Health App.......................653

    Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices..............................656

        Working with Handoff...............................................................................657

        Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads...............................659

    Using Even More Great Apps..............................................659

    Looking into the Future................................................662

        Apple Pay....................................662

        Apple Watch..............................................663

Chapter 17: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems ONLINE

TOC, 9780789753618, 10/21/2014

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