My iPad for Seniors (Covers iOS 9 for iPad Pro, all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2)

My iPad for Seniors (Covers iOS 9 for iPad Pro, all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2)

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Based on the best-selling My iPad book, My iPad for Seniors helps you quickly get started with iOS 9 on your iPad, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Covers iOS 9 for all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2

March 21, 2016 Update: An iPad Pro 9.7" was announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to this new iPad.

Step-by-step instructionsfor 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 do even more

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

* Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
* Use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
* Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
* Use Siri to control your iPad or get information by speaking commands
* Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, messages, documents, and more
* Surf the Web, and send and receive email and messages
* Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
* Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
* Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
* Take photos, and then edit them using the Photos apps
* Use AirDrop and iCloud Drive to share files and information with your other devices
* Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
* Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
* Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
* Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 179 x 228 x 25mm | 988g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0789755335
  • 9780789755339
  • 431,064

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3
Generations of iPads 3
Identifying Your iPad 4
iOS 9 5
The iPad Buttons and Switches 6
The Home Button 6
The Wake/Sleep Button 7
The Volume Control 8
The Side Switch 9
Orientation and Movement 9
Screen Gestures 10
Tapping and Touching 10
Pinching 10
Dragging and Flicking 11
Pull Down and Release to Update 11
Four-Finger Gestures 12
Learning Your Way Around 13
The Lock Screen 13
The Home Screen 13
An App Screen 14
Home Screen Searching 15
Virtual Buttons and Switches 16
Switches 17
Toolbars 17
Menus 18
Tab Bars 18
Entering Text 18
Using the On-Screen Keyboard 19
Keyboard Modes 19
Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard 21
Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar (New) 22
Using Predictive Text 24
Dictating Text 25
Editing Text 27
Copy and Paste 28
Talking to Your iPad with Siri 29
Asking Siri Questions 30
Using Notifications and Control Center 32
Open Notifications Center 33
Open Control Center 36
Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 39
Changing Your Wallpaper 40
Setting Alert Sounds 43
Password Protecting Your iPad 45
Make Access Easier with Touch ID 49
Setting Side Switch Functionality 50
Setting Your Date and Time 51
Modifying Keyboard Settings 52
Do Not Disturb Settings 54
Setting Parental Restrictions 56
Making Text Easier to Read 58
Controlling Automatic Downloads 59
Other Useful Settings 60
Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 63
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 63
Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection 65
Syncing with iCloud 67
Connecting to iCloud 68
Syncing with iTunes 72
Syncing Options 73
Syncing Music 74
Syncing Photos 76
Syncing Everything Else 78
Sharing with AirDrop 80
Using AirDrop 80
Viewing Your Mac's Files with iCloud Drive (New) 83
Accessing Your Files 83
Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 89
Playing a Song 89
Building a Playlist 92
Creating Playlists 93
Making iTunes Purchases 94
Buying on Your iPad 95
Sharing Purchases with Your Family 97
Setting Up Family Sharing 97
Having It All with Apple Music (New) 100
Signing Up for Apple Music 101
Using Apple Music 102
Listening to Podcasts 104
Subscribing to Podcasts 104
Playing Video 106
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 109
Accessing AirPlay 109
Home Sharing 110
Listening to iTunes Radio 111
Selecting a Station 112
Chapter 5 Reading Books 117
Buying a Book from Apple 117
Reading a Book 120
Using Reading Aids 121
Adding Notes and Highlights 123
Adding Bookmarks 125
Organizing Your Books 125
Using iBooks Alternatives 129
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 133
Using the Contacts App 133
Adding a Contact 134
Searching for a Contact 136
Working with Contacts 137
Using the Calendar App 138
Creating a Calendar Event 139
Using Calendar Views 141
Exploring Day View 141
Exploring Week View 143
Exploring Month View 144
Creating a Calendar 145
Using the Notes App 147
Creating a Note 148
Creating Checklists in Notes (New) 150
Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes (New) 151
Using the Reminders App 152
Setting a Reminder 153
Using the Clocks App 155
Setting Clock Alarms 155
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 159
Getting Started with Safari 159
Browsing to a URL and Searching 160
Viewing Web Pages 163
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs 165
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader 167
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List 168
Using Bookmarks and Favorites 168
Using History 170
Deleting Your Bookmarks 172
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 173
Building a Reading List 174
Working with Web Forms 176
Filling in Web Forms 177
Saving Time with AutoFill 178
Setting Up AutoFill 179
Using AutoFill 181
Chapter 8 Communicating with Email and Messaging 185
Configuring Your iPad for Email 186
Set Up Your Email Account 186
Reading Your Email 189
Composing a New Message 192
Deleting and Moving Messages 194
Searching Email 196
Customizing Your Email 197
Configuring How You Receive Email 197
Creating a Signature 199
More Email Settings 200
Working with Messaging 202
Setting up Messaging 202
Conversing with Messages 204
Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 209
Working with Photos 209
Taking Photos 210
Editing and Adjusting Photos 212
Taking Panoramic Photos 216
Using Photo Booth 218
Photo Sources 220
Browsing Your Photos 221
Viewing Your Photos 225
Sharing Your Photos 226
Working with Albums 230
Viewing Albums 230
Creating Albums 232
Creating a Slideshow 233
Capturing the Screen 235
Chapter 10 The World of Apps 239
Purchasing an App 239
Organizing Apps on Your iPad 244
Arranging Apps on the Home Screen 244
Creating App Folders 245
Working with Apps 247
Viewing Currently Running Apps 248
Quitting Apps 249
Viewing a Second App with Slide Over (New) 250
Interacting with Two Apps at Once with Split View (New) 252
Viewing Video with Picture-In-Picture (New) 254
Finding Good Apps 255
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 256
Getting Help with Apps 257
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps 259
Viewing App Storage Information 260
Viewing Battery Usage 262
Viewing Location Usage 263
Viewing Information Sharing Permissions 265
Modifying Notifications Settings 266
Chapter 11 Exploring the World with Your iPad 271
Using the AARP App 272
Finding Interesting Accommodations with the Airbnb App 275
Using Foursquare to Enhance Your Travel Choices 282
Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World 285
Using Intervac Home Exchange 286
Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App 289
Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App 292
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor 295
Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator 298
Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor 302
Getting a Ride Using the Uber App 306
Chapter 12 Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad 315
Finding Recipes 316
Helpful Tools for Cooking 321
Using the Internet to Search for Recipes 326
Using Open Table for iPad to Make Dining Reservations 328
Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp 332
Chapter 13 Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad 339
Using Email to Stay in Touch 339
Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information 340
Facebook 340
Instagram 344
Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype 347
FaceTime 348
Skype for iPad 352
Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps 354
Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad 355
Flickr by Yahoo 359
YouTube 363
Chapter 14 Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment 371
Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App 372
Playing Games on the iPad 375
Playing Solitaire 376
Words with Friends 379
Finding and Reading Books in iBooks 381
iTunes Movies 381
Accessing Music Through iTunes 384
National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad 384
Watching Movies and TV Shows Using Netflix 386
Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio 390
Finding and Listening to Podcasts 394
Viewing TED Talks 398
Finding and Purchasing Event Tickets 401
Chapter 15 Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps 409
Getting Local and Global News 409
Getting Financial News 414
Staying Informed 417
Staying Current on Your iPad with Drippler 419
Following Your Favorite Team 423
Staying Alert with Weather Radar 425
Using the Weather Channel App for iPad 428
Using the Yahoo! Tech Website 431
Chapter 16 Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit 435
Exercising Your Brain 435
Staying in Shape 439
Using Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker 445
Walking or Jogging with Pedometers 449
Staying on Track with Medication Reminder Apps 452
Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions 458
Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad 461
Chapter 17 Using Apps to Enhance Your Daily Life and Save Money 467
Finding Your Roots with Ancestry 468
Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon 474
Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App 479
Bidding on eBay for iPad 483
Paying Less at the Pump 486
Using Gadgets with iPad 488
Using Pinterest to Save and Organize Website Links 493
Avoiding Traffic Jams 497
Index 503

Bonus Chapter, "Writing with Pages," available online. Register your book at for access to the bonus chapter.
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About Gary Rosenzweig

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, apps, and podcasts. CleverMedia's largest site,, features video tutorials for Apple enthusiasts. It includes many videos on using Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

Gary has written numerous computer books, including ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Guide to Switching to the Mac, and Special Edition Using Director MX.

Gary lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby, and daughter, Luna. He has a computer science degree from Drexel University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Gary Jones is a retired school administrator. In retirement he has become an avid traveler, foodie, rare book seller, and an individual who uses his iPad in most of his ventures. He runs Juniper Point Books, an online rare and used book business, travels the world attempting to live, shop, and eat like a local, occasionally provides educational consulting services, and works hard at retirement.

Gary has degrees in English, philosophy, and a master's degree in school administration. He lives in Round Lake, NY, with his wife, Susan, and has two children, Karianne and Katelyn, and a dog, Bubba.
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