My iPhone for Seniors

My iPhone for Seniors

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Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.


Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most.


Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do.


Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.


Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.




Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:






Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you
Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone; use Siri shortcuts to do even more while speaking less
Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
Use iCloud, Google, and other cloud services to have consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices
Communicate via phone calls, FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video
Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one Inbox
Listen to music, use the Wallet app to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards; pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay; and use other great iPhone apps
Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as telephoto zoom, portrait mode, burst photos, time-lapse and slow-motion video, and Live Photos
View your photos in Memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more

Chapter 15, 16, and the Glossary can be downloaded from the Downloads tab located at informit.com/myiphoneseniors5e.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 180 x 230 x 40mm | 1,574g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0789760304
  • 9780789760302
  • 1,340,011

Table of contents

Using This Book ...........xviii
Getting Started ..................xx
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone 3
Getting to Know Your iPhone's External Features 3
Getting to Know Your iPhone's Software 8
Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone .......8
Going Home .................8
Touching the iPhone's Screen .....................9
Working with iPhone Apps .........................15
Using the Home Screens .24
Using the iPhone Plus's Split-Screen .......................25
Working with the Control Center ......26
Working with the Notification Center ...................30
Using Siri Suggestions ........34
Using the Do Not Disturb Mode .........36
Using Airplane Mode ............38
Meeting Siri ...............39
Using Shortcuts ...41
Understanding iPhone Status Icons ........................42
Turning Your iPhone Off or On ..............44
Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone 45
Working with Face ID or Touch ID .....48
Setting Volume .....51
Chapter 2: Using Your iPhone's Core Features 55
Getting Started .................55
Working with the Settings App ........................57
Using the Settings App on Any iPhone ..............58
Searching for Settings .........59
Using the Settings App on an iPhone Plus ....60
Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks .........................61
Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks ......................63
Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks ....................66
Disabling Automatic Prompting .........69
Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks ...........................70
Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks 72
Configuring Cellular Data Use ................76
Securing Your iPhone .......................81
Working with Text .........85
Working with Predictive Text ...................85
Working with Keyboards .86
Using Emojis .............89
Correcting Spelling as You Type ..........90
Editing Text ................92
Selecting, Copying, Cutting, or Pasting Text 93
Correcting Spelling After You've Typed ..............96
Dictating Text ..........98
Drawing in Text 100
Using Widgets ................101
Searching on Your iPhone ......104
Working with Siri Suggestions .......................107
Working with Notifications ..109
Working with Visual Notifications .109
Working with Other Types of Notifications ..............................114
Printing from Your iPhone .....114
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts 119
Getting Started .............120
Configuring an Apple ID ..........121
Obtaining an Apple ID ....122
Signing In to Your Apple ID ....................124
Changing the Personal Information Associated with Your Apple ID .............127
Changing Your Apple ID's Password and Security Settings ................131
Changing Your Apple ID's Payment and Shipping Information ...133
Changing the Devices Using Your Apple ID ............................135
Configuring and Using iCloud ........................137
Configuring iCloud to Store Photos .....................139
Enabling iCloud to Store Information on the Cloud ...142
Configuring Your iCloud Keychain 144
Configuring Your iCloud Backup.....146
Configuring iCloud Drive ...........................147
Managing Your iCloud Storage .........148
Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone .......................151
Configuring a Google Account .........152
Setting Up an Online Account that Isn't Built In ...............154
Configuring Social Media Accounts on Your iPhone ..158
Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated .............161
Configuring How New Data Is Retrieved for Your Accounts..............162
Chapter 4: Customizing How Your iPhone Works 167
Getting Started .............167
Configuring Notifications .......168
Using the Settings App to Configure Notifications ......169
Configuring Notifications from Notifications ........................178
Configuring Do Not Disturb179
Configuring Screen Time .........183
Configuring Downtime, App Limits, a Screen Time Passcode, and Screen Time Sharing .................184
Setting Content & Privacy Restrictions ............190
Using Screen Time ................199
Configuring the Control Center ....................202
Configuring the Widget Center .....................205
Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options ..................208
Setting Keyboard Preferences ............208
Creating and Working with Text Replacements ................213
Setting Language and Region Preferences ..............................214
Setting a Passcode and Face ID or Touch ID .........218
Configuring a Passcode and Face ID (X Models) ..............218
Configuring a Passcode and Touch ID (non-X Models) .............................227
Setting Accessibility Options ............................235
Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps ........................241
Configuring Your iPhone to Download and Maintain Apps ..............242
Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps .................244
Searching for Apps ..............245
Browsing for Apps .................247
Downloading Apps .............250
Customizing How Your Phone Works with Shortcuts ............253
Chapter 5: Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds 257
Getting Started .............257
Customizing Your Home Screens ...............258
Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens 259
Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens ...............262
Placing Icons in Existing Folders .....264
Configuring the Home Screen Dock ...................267
Deleting Icons ....268
Setting the Screen's Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options ....................270
Setting Screen Brightness, True Tone, and Night Shift Using the Settings App............271
Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Control Center .............................274
Setting Auto-Lock and Raise to Wake ...............276
Setting Text Size and Bold ........................277
Setting Text Size Using the Control Center278
Choosing a View ......................280
Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens ............................283
Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses ........288
Chapter 6: Managing Contacts 295
Getting Started .............295
Setting Your Contacts Preferences ...........296
Creating Contacts on Your iPhone............298
Creating New Contacts from Email .......................298
Creating Contacts Manually ..................300
Working with Contacts on Your iPhone ......................309
Using the Contacts App309
Accessing Contacts from Other Apps................314
Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone .................316
Updating Contact Information ..........316
Deleting Contacts ..................318
Chapter 7: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 321
Getting Started .............321
Configuring Phone Settings ..............................322
Making Voice Calls ...326
Dialing with the Keypad .............................328
Dialing with Contacts .......329
Dialing with Favorites ......330
Dialing with Recents ..........331
Dialing from the FAVORITES Widget ....................332
Managing In-Process Voice Calls .................333
Entering Numbers During a Call .....335
Making Conference Calls............................336
Using Another App During a Voice Call .........340
Receiving Voice Calls .....................341
Answering Calls ........................341
Answering Calls During a Call .............345
Managing Voice Calls ....................345
Clearing Recent Calls ........345
Adding Calling Information to Favorites .......347
Using the iPhone's Headset for Calls ...................349
Using Visual Voicemail .................350
Recording a New Greeting ......................350
Listening to, Reading, and Managing Voicemails ...........353
Finding and Listening to Voicemails ...................354
Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails ...............356
Communicating with FaceTime ....................358
Configuring FaceTime Settings .........359
Making FaceTime Calls ...361
Receiving FaceTime Calls ...........................365
Managing FaceTime Calls ..........................366
Adding Animojis and Filters to FaceTime Calls ...................369
Adding an Animoji to a FaceTime Call ..............370
Applying a Filter to a FaceTime Call .....................373
Working with Group FaceTime (Future iOS 12 Release) ..........................376
Chapter 8: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 379
Getting Started .............379
Configuring Email Accounts ..............................380
Setting Mail App Preferences...........................380
Working with Email 386
Receiving and Reading Email ..............390
Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone Plus ............399
Using 3D Touch for Email ..........................401
Sending Email ....404
Using Mail's Suggested Recipients ........................408
Replying to Email ...................409
Forwarding Emails ................411
Managing Email ...........413
Checking for New Email ..............................413
Understanding the Status of Email .......................414
Managing Email from the Message Screen ..............................415
Managing Email from an Inbox ........416
Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time ........................418
Organizing Email from the Message Screen ...........................421
Organizing Email from the Inbox...422
Viewing Messages in a Mailbox .......424
Saving Images Attached to Email .426
Filtering Email ....428
Searching Your Email ........430
Working with VIPs..................433
Designating VIPs ......................433
Accessing VIP Email .............434
Managing Junk Email .......435
Marking Junk Email .............436
Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 439
Getting Started .............439
Preparing the Messages App for Messaging .......440
Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences ..........................441
Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You ............448
Sending Messages ...450
Creating a New Message and Conversation ...........................451
Sending Messages in an Existing Conversation ................456
Applying Effects to Messages You Send ........458
Including Photos or Video You've Recently Taken in Messages You Send ............................460
Including Photos or Video Stored in the Photos App in Messages You Send ..................462
Taking Photos or Video and Sending Them in Messages ......................464
Using Digital Touches in Messages You Send .......................468
Using Other Apps within Messages .....................471
Managing Apps Within Messages .473
Adding Content from Apps to Messages You Send .....476
Adding Stickers to Messages ...............476
Adding Animojis to Messages ............478
Including Instant Audio in Messages You Send .................481
Adding Your Location to Messages You Send ......................482
Using Quick Actions to Send Messages .........484
Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages .............................485
Receiving Messages ...........485
Reading Messages ................486
Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages .....489
Viewing Animojis You Receive in Messages ............................492
Listening to Audio You Receive in Messages .........................494
Replying to Messages from the Messages App .................495
Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert ..............................496
Having a Messages Conversation ..497
Working with Messages ............498
Managing Messages Conversations ....................499
Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone Plus ..504
Using 3D Touch for Messages .............505
Browsing Attachments to Conversations .....506
Working with Messages from People You Might Not Know ..............508
Responding to a Message with Icons ................511
Deleting Messages and Conversations ...........512
Deleting Conversations .515
Chapter 10: Managing Calendars 519
Getting Started .............519
Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences ..520
Working with Calendars ...........523
Viewing Calendars and Events ...........523
Navigating Calendars .......527
Viewing Calendars ................527
Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later) .....................532
Adding Events to a Calendar ................534
Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later) .......................544
Searching Calendars ..........544
Working with Invitations ............................546
Sharing Calendars .................551
Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations .......................553
Chapter 11: Working with Siri 557
Getting Started .............557
Setting Up Siri .................558
Understanding Siri's Personality ..................561
Telling Siri What to Do ....561
Working with Siri Suggestions ...........567
Learning How to Use Siri by Example ..567
Using Siri to Make Voice Calls ..............568
Composing New Email with Siri ......569
Replying to Emails with Siri ....................572
Having Messages Read to You ...........574
Replying to Messages with Siri .........575
Sending New Messages with Siri ...577
Using Siri to Create Events .......................579
Using Siri to Create Reminders ..........580
Using Siri to Get Information ...............583
Using Siri to Play Music .585
Using Siri to Get Directions ....................586
Using Siri to Open Apps ..............................588
Using Siri to Translate .......589
Using Siri with Shortcuts .........589
Activating Siri Shortcuts..............................590
Reviewing and Changing Your Shortcuts ....594
Using Shortcuts ........................595
Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing ..........................596
Chapter 12: Surfing the Web 599
Getting Started .............599
Setting Safari Preferences ......601
Visiting Websites .........606
Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites ..........607
Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites ..609
Typing URLs to Move to Websites.611
Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites .......613
Viewing Websites .......614
Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time ..................617
Opening New Pages in the Background .......618
Opening New Pages in a New Tab 619
Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages ........................620
Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices .............................622
Searching the Web ..623
Saving and Organizing Bookmarks .........625
Creating Bookmarks ...........626
Organizing Bookmarks...628
Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks ....................632
Using 3D Touch with Safari ..632
Sharing Web Pages..635
Emailing a Link to a Web Page ...........635
Messaging a Web Page ..636
Signing In to Websites Automatically ..638
Chapter 13: Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone 641
Getting Started .............642
Setting Camera Preferences 643
Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone 646
Taking Photos with Standard Zoom ....................652
Taking Photos with Telephoto Zoom .................655
Taking Portrait Photos.....657
Taking Panoramic Photos ..........................659
Taking Video .........661
Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen ................662
Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center .......663
Taking Photos with Quick Actions (Models with 3D Touch) ..............664
Scanning QR Codes .............664
Chapter 14: Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App 669
Getting Started .............669
Configuring Photos Settings .............................670
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone.........................673
Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing 674
Finding Photos to Work With by Searching .............................681
Viewing Photos Individually ..................684
Using 3D Touch with Photos ................687
Working with Memories ..............................689
Watching and Changing a Memory's Slideshow ..............692
Viewing a Memory's Photos ..................694
Viewing a Memory's Photos by Place ................696
Working with Burst Mode Photos .700
Editing Photos ...701
Enhancing Photos .................702
Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos ..................704
Applying Filters to Photos ........................706
Removing Red-Eye from Photos .....708
Making Smart Adjustments to Photos .............710
Marking Up Photos..............713
Working with Photos ........719
Sharing Photos via Email............................720
Organizing Photos in a New Album ....................722
Adding Photos to an Existing Album .................724
Deleting Photos........................726
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone .............................728
Finding and Watching Videos .............728
Editing Video .......730
Using iCloud with Your Photos ......................731
Sharing Your Photos ...........731
Adding Photos to a Shared Album ........................733
Working with Photo Albums Shared with You ....................735
Chapter 15: Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features ONLINE
Chapter 16: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems ONLINE
Glossary ONLINE
9780789760302, TOC, 10/25/2018
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About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" devices, especially the iPhone, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone for Seniors, Fifth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, Twelfth Edition. He has been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 60 other titles.




Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.




Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmiser@icloud.com.
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