My iPhone for Seniors: Covers all iPhones running iOS 11

My iPhone for Seniors: Covers all iPhones running iOS 11

by Brad Miser

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ISBN-13: 9780789758699
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 12/29/2017
Series: My... Series
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 99,188
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

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, Fourth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, Eleventh 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.

Table of Contents

Using This Book .........................................................xvii
Getting Started ............................................................xix
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone 3
Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features ...............................3
Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software .........................................................7
Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone ......................................7
Going Home .............................................................8
Touching the iPhone’s Screen .........9
Working with iPhone Apps .............14
Using the Home Screens ....................21
Using the iPhone Plus’ Split-Screen .........................................................22
Working with the Control Center ...............................................................23
Working with the Notification Center ..................................................26
Using Siri Suggestions ...........................29
Using the Do Not Disturb Mode ..................................................................30
Using Airplane Mode ...............................31
Meeting Siri ...........................................................33
Understanding iPhone Status Icons .......................................................35
Turning Your iPhone Off or On ..36
Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone .............................37
Working with Touch ID or Face ID ..............................................................40
Setting Volume .................................................42
Chapter 2: Using Your iPhone’s Core Features 45
Getting Started .............................................................45
Working with the Settings App ............47
Using the Settings App on Any iPhone .............................................48
Searching for Settings ............................49
Using the Settings App on an iPhone Plus ...................................50
Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks .........................51
Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks .....................................................53
Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks ...................................................56
Disabling Automatic Prompting ..................................................................59
Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks ...............60
Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks 62
Configuring Cellular Data Use ....66
Securing Your iPhone ..........................................71
Working with Text .....................................................74
Working with Predictive Text .......75
Working with Keyboards ....................75
Using Emojis .........................................................78
Correcting Spelling as You Type ..............................................79
Editing Text ............................................................81
Selecting, Copying, Cutting, or Pasting Text ...............................82
Correcting Spelling After You’ve Typed .............................................85
Dictating Text ......................................................87
Drawing in Text ................................................88
Using Widgets ................................................................90
Searching on Your iPhone .............................92
Working with Siri Suggestions ...............96
Working with Notifications .........................97
Working with Visual Notifications ..............................................................98
Working with Other Types of Notifications ..............................101
Printing from Your iPhone ........................102
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts 105
Getting Started .........................................................106
Configuring an Apple ID .............................107
Obtaining an Apple ID .......................108
Signing In to Your Apple ID ........110
Changing the Personal Information Associated with Your Apple ID ............112
Changing Your Apple ID’s Password and Security Settings ......................115
Changing Your Apple ID’s Payment and Shipping Information .................117
Changing the Devices Using Your Apple ID ............................119
Configuring and Using iCloud ............120
Configuring iCloud to Store Photos ....................................................122
Enabling iCloud to Store Information on the Cloud ...125
Configuring Your iCloud Keychain ........................................................127
Configuring Your iCloud Backup..............................................................129
Configuring iCloud Drive ...............130
Managing Your iCloud Storage ..................................................................131
Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone .........................135
Configuring a Google Account ..................................................................135
Setting Up an Online Account that Isn’t Built In ...............138
Configuring Social Media Accounts on Your iPhone ..141
Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated .............144
Configuring How New Data Is Retrieved for Your Accounts....................145
Chapter 4: Customizing How Your iPhone Works 149
Getting Started .........................................................149
Configuring Notifications ..........................150
Scheduling Do Not Disturb .....................157
Configuring the Control Center ........161
Configuring the Widget Center .........164
Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options ..................167
Setting Keyboard Preferences 167
Creating and Working with Text Replacements ................172
Setting Language and Region Preferences ..............................174
Setting Privacy and Location Services Preferences ...................178
Configuring Passcode, Touch ID, and Content Restrictions ...................................184
Configuring Your Passcode and Touch ID ...................................185
Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps ...............................193
Setting Accessibility Options ................198
Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps ........................204
Configuring Your iPhone to Download and Maintain Apps ........................205
Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps ..............................207
Searching for Apps .................................208
Browsing for Apps ....................................210
Downloading Apps ................................213
Chapter 5: Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds 217
Getting Started .........................................................217
Customizing Your Home Screens ...218
Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens ...............................219
Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens ....................222
Placing Icons in Existing Folders ..............................................................224
Configuring the Home Screen Dock ..................................................226
Deleting Icons ................................................227
Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options .........229
Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Settings App .............230
Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Control Center ........232
Setting Auto-Lock and Raise to Wake ..............................................235
Setting Text Size and Bold ............236
Setting Text Size Using the Control Center...............................237
Choosing a View .........................................238
Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens .......................241
Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses .............247
Chapter 6: Managing Contacts 255
Getting Started .........................255
Setting Your Contacts Preferences ........................256
Creating Contacts on Your iPhone258
Creating New Contacts from Email .....................258
Creating Contacts Manually ......260
Working with Contacts on Your iPhone .......................268
Using the Contacts App...................268
Accessing Contacts from Other Apps....................273
Managing Contacts on Your iPhone ..........................275
Updating Contact Information ...............................275
Deleting Contacts .....................................277
Chapter 7: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 279
Getting Started .........................................................280
Configuring Phone Settings ..................280
Making Voice Calls ...............................................284
Dialing with the Keypad .................285
Dialing with Contacts ..........................287
Dialing with Favorites .........................288
Dialing with Recents .............................289
Dialing from the FAVORITES Widget ......................290
Managing In-Process Voice Calls .....292
Entering Numbers During a Call ...............................293
Making Conference Calls................294
Using Another App During a Voice Call ..................299
Receiving Voice Calls ........................................300
Answering Calls ...........................................300
Answering Calls During a Call .303
Managing Voice Calls .......................................303
Clearing Recent Calls ...........................304
Adding Calling Information to Favorites ............305
Using the iPhone’s Headset for Calls ........................307
Using Visual Voicemail ....................................308
Recording a New Greeting ..........308
Listening to, Reading, and Managing Voicemails ...........311
Finding and Listening to Voicemails ..................................................312
Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails ...............314
Communicating with FaceTime ........316
Configuring FaceTime Settings ............................317
Making FaceTime Calls ......................319
Receiving FaceTime Calls ...............323
Managing FaceTime Calls ..............324
Chapter 8: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 329
Getting Started .........................................................329
Configuring Email Accounts ..................330
Setting Mail App Preferences...............330
Working with Email ............................................337
Receiving and Reading Email ..341
Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone Plus ............348
Using 3D Touch for Email ..............350
Sending Email ................................................353
Using Mail’s Suggested Recipients ........................357
Replying to Email ......................................358
Forwarding Emails ...................................359
Managing Email .......................................................361
Checking for New Email ..................362
Understanding the Status of Email ..............................363
Managing Email from the Message Screen ..............363
Managing Email from an Inbox ................................................365
Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time .................367
Organizing Email from the Message Screen ................369
Organizing Email from the Inbox...................................371
Viewing Messages in a Mailbox ...............................373
Saving Images Attached to Email .......................374
Filtering Email ................................................375
Searching Your Email ...........................376
Working with VIPs.....................................379
Designating VIPs .........................................379
Accessing VIP Email ................................380
Managing Junk Email ..........................381
Marking Junk Email ................................382
Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 385
Getting Started .........................................................385
Preparing the Messages App for Messaging ...................386
Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences ..........................387
Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You ............394
Sending Messages ...............................................396
Creating a New Message and Conversation ...........................397
Sending Messages in an Existing Conversation ................402
Applying Effects to Messages You Send .......................................404
Including Photos or Video You’ve Recently Taken in Messages You Send .......406
Including Photos or Video Stored on Your iPhone in Messages You Send ......408
Taking Photos or Video and Sending Them in Messages .....................410
Using Digital Touches in Messages You Send .......................414
Adding Apps to Messages ...........417
Managing Apps in Messages ...419
Adding Content from Apps to Messages You Send .....422
Including Instant Audio in Messages You Send .................424
Adding Your Location to Messages You Send ......................425
Using Quick Actions to Send Messages ........................................426
Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages .............................427
Receiving Messages ..............................427
Reading Messages ...................................428
Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages .....431
Listening to Audio You Receive in Messages .........................434
Replying to Messages from the Messages App .................435
Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert ..............................436
Having a Messages Conversation ...........................................................437
Working with Messages ...............................438
Managing Messages Conversations ...................................................439
Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone Plus ...................443
Using 3D Touch for Messages .445
Browsing Attachments to Conversations ....................................446
Working with Messages from People You Might Not Know ..................448
Responding to a Message with Icons ...............................................451
Deleting Messages and Conversations ..........................................451
Deleting Conversations ....................454
Chapter 10: Managing Calendars 457
Getting Started .........................................................457
Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences ................458
Working with Calendars ..............................460
Viewing Calendars and Events ..........................460
Configuring Calendars .......................461
Navigating Calendars ..........................464
Viewing Calendars ...................................465
Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later) ................469
Adding Events to a Calendar ....471
Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later).........481
Searching Calendars .............................482
Working with Invitations ................483
Sharing Calendars ....................................488
Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations .......................490
Chapter 11: Working with Siri 493
Getting Started .........................................................493
Setting Up Siri .............................................................494
Understanding Siri’s Personality ......497
Telling Siri What to Do .......................497
Working with Siri Suggestions ..........................503
Learning How to Use Siri by Example ....................503
Using Siri to Make Voice Calls ..504
Composing New Email with Siri .............................505
Replying to Emails with Siri ........508
Having Messages Read to You ...................................510
Replying to Messages with Siri ...................................511
Sending New Messages with Siri ..........................513
Using Siri to Create Events ...........515
Using Siri to Create Reminders ...................................516
Using Siri to Get Information ...519
Using Siri to Play Music ....................520
Using Siri to Get Directions ........521
Using Siri to Open Apps ..................523
Using Siri to Translate ..........................524
Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing ...........524
Chapter 12: Surfing the Web 527
Getting Started .........................................................527
Setting Safari Preferences .........................529
Visiting Websites .....................................................534
Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites ..........................535
Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites .......................537
Typing URLs to Move to Websites..........................................539
Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites .......541
Viewing Websites ...................................................542
Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time ..................545
Opening New Pages in the Background ......................................546
Opening New Pages in a New Tab ........................................................547
Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages ........................548
Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices ...........................550
Searching the Web ..............................................551
Saving and Organizing Bookmarks ................................553
Creating Bookmarks ..............................553
Organizing Bookmarks......................555
Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks ..............559
Using 3D Touch with Safari .....................559
Sharing Web Pages..............................................561
Emailing a Link to a Web Page .............................561
Messaging a Web Page .....................563
Signing In to Websites Automatically ..............................564
Chapter 13: Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone 567
Getting Started .........................................................568
Setting Camera Preferences ...................569
Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone ..............572
Taking Photos .................................................577
Taking Panoramic Photos ..............580
Taking Video .....................................................582
Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen ................583
Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center .......584
Taking Photos with Quick Actions (Models with 3D Touch) ...............585
Scanning QR Codes ................................585
Chapter 14: Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App 591
Getting Started .........................................................591
Configuring Photos Settings .................592
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone.......................595
Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing ...............................595
Finding Photos to Work With by Searching .............................602
Viewing Photos Individually ......604
Using 3D Touch with Photos ....608
Working with Memories ..................609
Watching and Changing a Memory’s Slideshow ..............614
Viewing a Memory’s Photos ......616
Viewing a Memory’s Photos by Place ...............................................618
Working with Burst Mode Photos .............................622
Editing Photos ...............................................624
Enhancing Photos ....................................625
Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos ..................626
Applying Filters to Photos ............629
Removing Red-Eye from Photos .....................................631
Making Smart Adjustments to Photos ..............................632
Marking Up Photos.................................635
Working with Photos ...........................641
Sharing Photos via Email................642
Organizing Photos in a New Album ..................................645
Adding Photos to an Existing Album ..................................647
Deleting Photos...........................................649
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone .............................651
Finding and Watching Videos .651
Editing Video ...................................................653
Using iCloud with Your Photos ..........654
Sharing Your Photos ..............................654
Adding Photos to a Shared Album .......................................................657
Working with Photo Albums Shared with You ....................659
Glossary 663
Chapter 15: Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features ONLINE
Chapter 16: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems ONLINE

To access the online chapters, go to informit.com/myiphoneseniors and click the Downloads tab below the book description. Click the link to download the chapter.

TOC, 9780789758699, 11/14/2017

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