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iPad For Seniors For Dummies
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Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 1 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 2 Where to Go from Here 3 Part 1: Getting to Know Your iPad 5 Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7 Discover the Newest iPads and iOS 12 8 Choose the Right iPad for You 11 Decide How Much Storage Is Enough 13 Know What Else You May Need: Internet and Computer 13 Use basic Internet access for your iPad 14 Pair your iPad with a computer 14 Choose Wi-Fi Only or Wi-Fi + Cellular 15 Consider iPad Accessories 16 Explore What's in the Box 18 Take a First Look at the Gadget 18 Chapter 2: Exploring Your iPad 23 See What You Need to Use iPad 23 Turn On iPad for the First Time 24 Meet the Multitouch Screen 26 Say Hello to Tap and Swipe 28 The Dock 33 Display and Use the Onscreen Keyboard 34 Use the Split Keyboard 38 Flick to Search 39 Easily Switch Between Apps 41 Use Slide Over and Split View 42 Starting with Slide Over 43 Moving to Split View 44 Examine the iPad Cameras 45 Discover Control Center 46 Understand Touch ID 49 Lock Screen Rotation 50 Explore the Status Bar 51 Take Inventory of Preinstalled Apps 52 Lock iPad, Turn It Off, or Unlock It 55 Chapter 3: Beyond the Basics 57 Update the Operating System to iOS 12 58 Charge the Battery 58 Sign into an iTunes Account for Music, Movies, and More 59 Sync Wirelessly 61 Understand iCloud 64 Turn on iCloud Drive 65 Setup iCloud Sync 66 Browse Your iPad's Files 67 Chapter 4: Managing and Monitoring iPad Usage 71 Meet Screen Time 72 Create Some Downtime 75 Allow Certain Apps During Downtime 76 Set App Limits 77 Set Content and Privacy Restrictions 82 Part 2: Beginning to Use Your iPad 87 Chapter 5: Making Your iPad More Accessible 89 Use Magnifier 90 Set Brightness and Night Shift 92 Change the Wallpaper 94 Set Up VoiceOver 96 Use VoiceOver 98 Make Additional Vision Settings 100 Use iPad with Hearing Aids 102 Adjust the Volume 103 Set Up Subtitles and Captioning 104 Turn On and Work with AssistiveTouch 105 Turn On Additional Physical and Motor Settings 108 Focus Learning with Guided Access 108 Chapter 6: Conversing with Siri 111 Activate Siri 112 Understand All That Siri Can Do 114 Get Suggestions 117 Call Contacts via FaceTime 118 Create Reminders and Alerts 119 Add Tasks to Your Calendar 120 Play Music 121 Get Directions 122 Ask for Facts 124 Search the Web 124 Send Email, Messages, or Tweets 125 Use Dictation 125 Translate Words and Phrases 126 Type Your Commands or Questions 128 Chapter 7: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps 129 Explore Senior-Recommended Apps 130 Search the App Store 132 Get Applications from the App Store 134 Organize Your Applications on Home Screens 136 Organize Apps in Folders 138 Delete Apps You No Longer Need 140 Offload Apps to Keep Data 141 Chapter 8: Managing Contacts 143 Add a Contact 144 Sync Contacts with iCloud 147 Assign a Photo to a Contact 149 Add Social Media Information 152 Designate Related People 154 Delete a Contact 155 Chapter 9: Getting Social with Your iPad 157 Understand Who Can Use FaceTime 158 Make a FaceTime Call with Wi-Fi or 3G/4G (LTE) 159 Accept and End a FaceTime Call 162 Switch Views 164 Set Up an iMessage Account 165 Use Messages to Address, Create, and Send Messages 166 Read Messages 169 Clear a Conversation 170 Send Emojis in Place of Text 171 Use the App Drawer 172 Send and Receive Audio 174 Send a Photo or Video 176 Send a Map of Your Location 177 Understand Group Messaging 178 Activate the Hide Alerts Feature 180 Find and Install Social Media Apps 180 Create a Facebook Account 182 Create a Twitter Account 183 Create an Instagram Account 184 Chapter 10: Browsing with Safari 185 Connect to the Internet 186 Explore Safari 187 Navigate among Web Pages 189 Use Tabbed Browsing 191 View Browsing History 192 Search the Web 194 Add and Use Bookmarks 195 Save Links and Web Pages to Safari Reading List 198 Send a Link 199 Adjust Privacy Settings 200 Print a Web Page 201 Understand iCloud Tabs 202 Chapter 11: Working with Email in Mail 203 Add an Email Account 204 Manually Set Up an Email Account 206 Open Mail and Read Messages 208 Reply To or Forward Email 210 Create and Send a New Message 212 Format Email 213 Search Email 215 Mark Email as Unread or Flag for Follow-Up 217 Create an Event from Email Contents 218 Delete Email 219 Organize Email 221 Create a VIP List 222 Part 3: Enjoying Media 225 Chapter 12: Shopping the iTunes Store 227 Explore the iTunes Store 227 Find a Selection 230 Preview Music, a Video, or an Audiobook 232 Buy a Selection 234 Rent Movies 235 Use Apple Pay and Wallet 237 Chapter 13: Reading Books 239 Discover E-Reading 240 Find Books with Apple Books 240 Explore Other E-Book Sources 244 Buy Books 246 Navigate a Book 247 Adjust Brightness in Apple Books 249 Change the Font Size and Type 251 Search in Your Book 253 Use Bookmarks and Highlights 255 Chapter 14: Enjoying Music and Podcasts 259 View the Library Contents 260 Create Playlists 263 Search for Music 265 Play Music 266 Shuffle Music 269 Use AirPlay 269 Find and Subscribe to Podcasts 270 Play Podcasts 273 Chapter 15: Taking and Sharing Photos 275 Take Pictures with the iPad Cameras 276 View an Album 279 View Individual Photos 281 Edit Photos 282 Organize Photos 283 Share Photos with Mail, Twitter, or Facebook 285 Share a Photo Using AirDrop 286 Share Photos Using iCloud Photo Sharing 288 Work in iCloud Photo Library 289 Print Photos 290 Delete Photos 291 Chapter 16: Creating and Watching Videos 293 Capture Your Own Videos with the Built-In Cameras 294 Play Movies or TV Shows with TV 295 Turn On Closed-Captioning 301 Delete a Video from the iPad 302 Part 4: Living with Your iPad 303 Chapter 17: Keeping on Schedule with Calendar and Clock 305 View Your Calendar 306 Add Calendar Events 309 Add Events with Siri 310 Create Repeating Events 311 View an Event 312 Add Alerts 312 Search for an Event 314 Create a Calendar Account 315 Use a Family Calendar 317 Delete an Event 319 Display Clock 320 Delete a Clock 321 Set an Alarm 322 Set Bedtime and Waking Alerts 323 Use Stopwatch and Timer 325 Chapter 18: Working with Reminders and Notifications 327 Create a Reminder 328 Edit Reminder Details 329 Schedule a Reminder by Time or Location 331 Create a List 333 Sync with Other Devices and Calendars 334 Mark as Complete or Delete a Reminder 335 Set Notification Types 336 View Notification Center 338 Get Some Rest with Do Not Disturb 340 Chapter 19: Making Notes 343 Open a Blank Note 344 Use Copy and Paste 347 Insert a Picture 349 Add a Drawing 350 Apply a Text Style 352 Create a Checklist 353 Delete a Note 354 Chapter 20: Getting the News You Need 357 Read Your News 357 See Who or What Is in the Spotlight 360 Follow Favorite Channels and Topics 361 Chapter 21: Using Utilities and Playing Games 365 Record Voice Memos 366 Measure Distances 368 Purchase and Download Games 372 Chapter 22: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 377 Keep the iPad Screen Clean 378 What to Do with a Nonresponsive iPad 379 Update the iOS Software 380 Get Support 381 Find a Missing iPad 382 Back Up to iCloud 384 Index 387

About the Author

Dwight Spivey is Educational Technology Administrator at Spring Hill College and has been a technical writer and editor for more than a decade. His technological expertise covers just about every operating system as well as desktop publishing software, laser printers and drivers, color and color management, and networking.

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