iPad For Seniors For Dummies

iPad For Seniors For Dummies

by Dwight Spivey

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  • Customize your iPad with accessibility features
  • Use apps to play games and connect with friends
  • Get organized with Reminders and iCal®

A new way to look at the iPad!

Getting an iPad is a great way to stay up to date with the latest technology and connect with family and friends all over the world. And now, with this accessible guide, using your new iPad is easier than ever. You'll learn to set up, personalize, and use your iPad in ways you never imagined possible—in no time at all. Featuring larger text, full-color pictures, and plenty of step-by-step instruction, this is your shortcut to the iPad era. Let's get started!


  • Navigate and customize your iPad
  • Browse the web and send emails
  • Make FaceTime® video calls
  • Get your head in iCloud®
  • Understand the operating system
  • Read books, listen to music, and watch TV and movies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119608011
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/2020
Series: For Dummies Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 333,704
File size: 38 MB
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About the Author

Dwight Spivey has been an expert on all things Apple for 20+ years. He's the author of many technology books, including iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 7th Edition. His technology experience includes Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, and networking. Dwight is also the Educational Technology Administrator at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL.

Table of Contents

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

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