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My iPad for Seniors
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Covers iOS 10 for all models of iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, and iPad 4th generation My iPad for Seniors, 4th Edition, is a comprehensive guide to using all of Apple's iPad models. It includes everything from basic setup information to finding and installing new apps to using the iPad for communication, entertainment, and productivity. The information presented in this book is targeted at users aged 50 and up; whenever possible, one best way for any given task is presented, and instructions are simplified with older users in mind. In addition, much content specific for people 50+ is included. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPad Learn how to: Connect your iPad to the Internet via Wi-Fi Personalize the way your iPad looks and works Make your iPad easier to use if you have trouble seeing or tapping the screen Make the data on your iPad more secure with fingerprint login Control frequently used settings with your iPad's Control Center Browse and search the Internet with Safari Use Siri's voice commands to control your iPad and find useful information Find fun and useful apps and games in Apple's App Store Communicate with friends and family via email, text messaging, and FaceTime video chats Shoot, share, and view photos and videos Listen to music and watch movies and TV shows over the Internet Share music and videos with other devices via AirDrop and AirPlay Use iCloud to store and share your photos and other important data online Discover the most popular health, travel, and productivity apps Troubleshoot common iPad problems
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Buying and Unboxing Your iPad 3 What Is an iPad? 4 Choosing the Right iPad for You 6 iPad mini 7 iPad Air 9 iPad Pro 10 Which iPad Should You Buy? 11 Unboxing Your New iPad 12 What's Inside the Box 12 Turn It On-For the First Time 13 Chapter 2 Getting Started with Your iPad 21 Getting to Know Your iPad 21 Front 22 Top 23 Sides 24 Bottom 25 Back 25 Turning Your iPad On and Off 26 Power On Your iPad 27 Lock Your iPad 27 Unlock Your iPad 28 Power Off Your iPad 30 Force a Restart 30 Using Your iPad 31 Learn Essential Multi-Touch Gestures 31 Navigate the Home Screen 33 View the Search Screen 34 View and Close Open Apps 35 Understand the Status Bar 36 Performing Basic Operations 38 View and Respond to Alerts 38 Display the Control Center 39 Adjust the Brightness 39 Change the Volume Level 40 Rotate the iPad 41 Activate Do Not Disturb Mode 42 Enter Text with the Onscreen Keyboard 43 Copy and Paste Text 45 Set an Alarm 46 Set a Timer 47 Use the Stopwatch 48 Managing Your iPad's Battery 49 Recharge the Battery 49 Monitor Battery Usage 50 Chapter 3 Personalizing the Way Your iPad Looks and Works 53 Personalizing Your Home Screens 54 Change the Wallpaper 54 Arrange App Icons 57 Move an Icon to the Dock 59 Organize Apps with Folders 60 Configure the Search Screen 62 Configuring Device Settings 63 Display the Settings Page 64 Configure Notifications 64 Hide the Control Center 66 Configure the Display and Brightness 67 Change System Sounds 69 Configure Individual Apps 70 Managing System Settings 71 Display and Manage General Settings 71 Chapter 4 Making Your iPad More Accessible 75 Making the iPad Easier to Use for the Vision Impaired 76 Read the Screen with VoiceOver 76 Magnify the Screen with Zoom 79 Invert Screen Colors 80 Make Onscreen Text Larger and Bolder 81 Making the iPad Easier to Use for the Hearing Impaired 82 Use a Hearing Aid with Your iPad 82 Mix Stereo Audio to Mono 83 Turn On Closed Captioning When Watching Videos 84 Making the iPad Easier to Operate 84 Adjust the Touchscreen Display 84 Enable AssistiveTouch 86 Use Siri 87 Chapter 5 Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web 89 Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 90 Connect to Your Home Wireless Network 90 Connect to a Public Wireless Hotspot 92 Change Networks 94 Connect to a Network You've Previously Connected To 94 Using the Safari Web Browser 95 Launch the Safari Browser 96 Enter a Web Address 96 Use Web Links 98 View Multiple Pages in Tabs 98 Bookmark Pages 99 Revisit Past Pages 101 Browse the Web in Private 102 Configure Safari Settings 103 Making the Web More Readable 104 Zoom into a Page 105 Read Articles with Safari Reader 106 Searching the Web 107 Search the Web with Google 107 Change Your Search Engine 108 Chapter 6 Keeping Your iPad Safe and Secure 111 Creating a Safer Lock Screen 112 Set a Simple Passcode 112 Use Fingerprint Recognition with TouchID 114 Erase Data After Too Many Passcode Attempts 116 Reducing the Risk of Theft 117 Keep Your iPad Safe 117 Enable iPad Tracking 118 Track a Lost or Stolen iPad 119 Staying Safe Online 122 Protect Against Identity Theft 122 Keep Your Private Information Private 124 Protect Against Online Fraud 124 Shop Safely 126 Chapter 7 Controlling Your iPad-and More-with Siri 129 Getting to Know Siri, Your iPad's Virtual Personal Assistant 130 Enable Siri 130 Configure Siri 131 Summon Siri 132 Using Siri to Control Your iPad and Apps 132 Launch Apps 133 Control System Functions 133 Send and Receive Messages 133 Manage Meetings, Events, and Reminders 134 Take and View Pictures 135 Listen to Music 135 Using Siri to Find Interesting and Useful Information 137 Find Information 137 Solve Equations and Make Conversions 138 Find Businesses and Get Directions 138 Chapter 8 Installing and Using Apps 141 Working with Apps 142 Launch an App 142 Search for an App 143 Switch Between Apps 144 Close an App 145 Finding New Apps in the App Store 146 Browse and Search the App Store 146 Purchase and Download Apps 148 Managing Installed Apps 149 View and Manage Purchased Apps 149 Update Your Apps 150 Delete an App 151 Multitasking on Your iPad 156 Open a Second App with Slide Over 156 Display Two Apps at Once with Split View 158 Chapter 9 Sending and Receiving Email 163 Configuring the Mail App 163 Add an Email Account 164 Get Notified of New Messages 166 Create a Signature 168 Sending and Receiving Messages 169 Select an Inbox 169 Read a Message 170 Reply to a Message 173 Create and Send a New Message 173 Attach a Photo to a Message 175 Delete a Message 178 Organize Messages in Files 179 Deal with Junk Email (Spam) 181 Chapter 10 Managing Your Contacts 185 Using the Contacts App 186 Add a New Contact 186 Edit a Contact 188 Delete a Contact 189 Consolidate Contacts from Multiple Sources 190 Viewing and Contacting Your Contacts 192 Display a Contact 192 Search for a Contact 192 Change How Contacts Are Displayed 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 Video Message 201 Send a Scribble 203 Send a Photo 204 Video Chatting and More with FaceTime 207 Start a Video Chat 208 Answer a Video Chat Request 210 Make an Audio Call 211 Calling Other Friends with Skype 212 Log into Skype 212 Add Contacts 214 Make a Video Call 216 Chapter 12 Getting Social with Facebook, Pinterest, and Other Social Networks 221 Understanding Social Networking 222 Using Facebook on Your iPad 222 Navigate Facebook's iPad App 223 Read and Respond to Posts 225 Post a Status Update 227 Using Pinterest on Your iPad 228 View and Repin Pins 228 Pin from a Website 230 Using Twitter on Your iPad 232 Read Tweets 233 Create a New Tweet 234 Using LinkedIn on Your iPad 235 Navigate the LinkedIn App 235 Create a New Post 236 Chapter 13 Staying Organized with Calendar and Reminders 239 Using the Calendar App 239 View Events 240 Add a New Event 242 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 249 Add a New Reminder 250 Delete a Reminder 251 Chapter 14 Reading eBooks, Magazines, and Newspapers 253 Reading eBooks on Your iPad 253 Find and Purchase Books with the iBooks App 254 Read a Book with the iBooks App 255 Find and Purchase Books with the Kindle Book Browser 257 Read a Book with Barnes & Noble's Nook App 261 Reading News Stories with the News App 262 Personalize What News You Receive 263 Read News Stories 264 Chapter 15 Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos 267 Shooting Digital Photos 267 Launch the Camera App 268 Take a Picture 269 Take a Selfie 272 Take a Panoramic Photo 273 Viewing and Editing Your Photos 275 View Your Photos 276 Organize Photos in Albums 280 Crop and Straighten a Picture 284 Apply Auto-Enhance 285 Apply a Filter 285 Adjust Brightness and Color 286 Mark Up a Photo 289 Shooting and Editing Videos 291 Shoot a Video 291 Trim a Video 293 Sharing Photos and Videos 295 Share via Text Message 295 Share via Email 296 Share via Facebook 297 Chapter 16 Listening to Music 301 Listening to Streaming Music 301 Listen to Pandora 302 Listen to Spotify 304 Listen to Apple Music 307 Buying and Playing Music from the iTunes Store 310 Purchase Music from the iTunes Store 310 Play Your Tunes 312 Chapter 17 Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos 315 Watching Netflix 316 Use the Netflix App 316 Watching Hulu 318 Use the Hulu App 319 Watching Amazon Video 320 Use the Amazon Video App 321 Watching YouTube 323 Use the YouTube App 323 Buying and Renting Videos in the iTunes Store 325 Rent or Purchase a Video 326 Watch a Video 328 Chapter 18 Traveling with Maps and Other Travel Apps 331 Traveling with the Maps App 331 Display a Map 332 Generate Driving Directions 333 Exploring Other Travel-Related Apps 335 Discover Travel Apps 335 Chapter 19 Keeping Fit and Healthy 339 Exploring Health and Fitness Apps 339 Discover Exercise Apps 340 Discover Yoga Apps 341 Exploring Food and Nutrition Apps 342 Discover Dieting Apps 343 Discover Cooking and Recipe Apps 344 Exploring Medical Apps 345 Discover Medical-Related Apps 345 Chapter 20 Playing Games 349 Finding Games to Play 349 Download Games from the App Store 350 Discovering Popular Games 352 Action Games 352 Adventure Games 352 Arcade Games 353 Board Games 353 Card Games 353 Casino Games 353 Dice Games 353 Educational Games 354 Family Games 354 Music Games 354 Puzzle Games 354 Racing Games 354 Role-Playing Games354 Simulation Games 355 Sports Games 355 Strategy Games 355 Trivia Games 355 Word Games 355 Chapter 21 Getting Productive 357 Using Your iPad's Built-In Productivity Apps 357 Pages 358 Numbers 360 Keynote 365 Discovering More Productivity Apps 369 Evernote 370 Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides 370 Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 371 Paper 372 Chapter 22 Managing Files on Your iPad and in the Cloud 375 Managing Your iPad Storage 375 Examine Available Storage 376 Manage Available Storage Space 377 Storing and Sharing Files on iCloud 379 Configure iCloud on Your iPad 380 Use the iCloud Drive App 383 Syncing Files Between Your iPad and Your Computer 385 Connect to Your Computer 385 Sync with iTunes 386 Using AirDrop and AirPlay to Share Content with Other Devices 388 Share Files with AirDrop 388 Stream Media with AirPlay 389 Backing Up Your iPad 390 Back Up to iCloud 391 Back Up to Your Computer via iTunes 392 Chapter 23 Accessorizing Your iPad 395 Protecting Your iPad with Cases and Covers 395 Smart Covers 396 Other Covers and Cases 396 Adding Functionality with Keyboards and Styli 397 Apple's Smart Keyboard 398 Other Wireless Keyboards 398 Apple Pencil 399 Other Styli 400 Extending Your iPad with Bluetooth Devices 401 Wireless Headphones and Earphones 401 Wireless Speakers 402 Chapter 24 Fixing Common Problems 405 Troubleshooting iPad Problems 405 Your iPad Is Frozen 406 Your iPad Won't Turn On 407 Your iPad Won't Turn Off 408 An Individual App Freezes or Doesn't Work Right 409 Your iPad Runs Slow 410 Your iPad's Wi-Fi Connection Doesn't Work 411 Your iPad Charges Slowly or Not at All 412 Your iPad Doesn't Rotate 413 Your iPad Doesn't Appear in iTunes 414 Your iPad Keeps Asking for Your iCloud Password 415 You Forgot Your iPad Passcode 415 Updating and Resetting Your iPad 416 Update to the Latest Version of iOS 417 Factory Reset Your Device to "Like New" Condition 418 Restore from an iCloud Backup 420 Restore from iTunes Backup 420 Appendix A Glossary 421 Index 426

About the Author

Michael Miller is a popular and prolific writer of close to 200 non-fiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include My Facebook for Seniors, My Social Media for Seniors, My Internet for Seniors, My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors, My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, Easy Computer Basics, and Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner's Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Find out more at the author's website: www.millerwriter.com Follow the author on Twitter: molehillgroup

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