My iPad for Seniors, 4th edition

  • Michael R. Miller

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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
This book was honored with "Best of Show - Publication/Editorial", a 2017 National Mature Media Award. These awards recognize the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults. 


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

Published by Que Publishing (November 14th 2016) - Copyright © 2017