My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 for iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S)

My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 for iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S) : Covers Ios 8 on Iphone 4s, 5, 5c, 6, and 6 Plus

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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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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 175.26 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 1,270.05g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789753618
  • 9780789753618
  • 726,028

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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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, Eighth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone for Seniors; iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner's Guide; and Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes, Second Edition. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 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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