My iPhone for Seniors

My iPhone for Seniors

by Brad Miser

Paperback(6th ed.)

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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, iPadOS, 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
  • 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
  • Take advantage of the Messages app to instantly communicate with just about anyone, anywhere; send and receive photos and videos with a few simple taps
  • Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one Inbox
  • 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 your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135912553
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/14/2019
Series: My...
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 55,796
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(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, Sixth 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 the manager of a team of sales engineers, a principal sales engineer, 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

Table of Contents

Using This Book xviii
Getting Started xx
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your iPhone 3
Getting Started 3
Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone 6
Locking/Unlocking Your iPhone 10
Working with Home Screens 14
Working with iPhone Apps 16
Working with the Settings App 22
Meeting Siri 25
Controlling Volume 27
Using Airplane Mode 28
Locking/Unlocking Your iPhone’s Orientation 29
Understanding iPhone Status Icons 30
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your iPhone 33
Getting Started 33
Getting Started with iPhone X Models 35
Getting Started with iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, or 8 Plus Models 49
Using the Split-Screen on iPhone 11 Pro Max, Xs Max, or Plus Models 64
Chapter 3: Using Your iPhone’s Core Features 67
Getting Started 67
Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks 69
Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks 78
Securing Your iPhone 86
Working with Text 89
Searching on Your iPhone 106
Working with Siri Suggestions 109
Printing from Your iPhone 110
Chapter 4: Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts 115
Getting Started 116
Configuring an Apple ID 117
Configuring and Using iCloud 122
Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone 132
Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated 142
Chapter 5: Customizing Your iPhone with Apps 147
Getting Started 147
Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps 148
Chapter 6: Making Your iPhone Work for You 165
Getting Started 165
Configuring and Working with Notifications 166
Working with and Configuring the Control Center 186
Using the Do Not Disturb Mode 192
Working with and Configuring the Widget Center 198
Configuring Keyboards 202
Setting Accessibility Options 208
Chapter 7: Customizing How Your iPhone Looks 215
Getting Started 215
Customizing Your Home Screens 216
Setting the Screen’s Appearance, Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options 227
Chapter 8: Managing Contacts 247
Getting Started 247
Creating Contacts on Your iPhone 248
Working with Contacts on Your iPhone 259
Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone 265
Chapter 9: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 271
Getting Started 271
Making Voice Calls 272
Managing In-Process Voice Calls 279
Receiving Voice Calls 286
Managing Voice Calls 290
Using Visual Voicemail 293
Communicating with FaceTime 301
Chapter 10: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 319
Getting Started 319
Working with Email 320
Managing Email 337
Finding Email 347
Managing Junk Email 351
Chapter 11: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 357
Getting Started 357
Preparing the Messages App for Messaging 358
Sending Messages 366
Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages 385
Working with Messages 394
Chapter 12: Managing Calendars 411
Getting Started 411
Viewing Calendars and Events 412
Adding Events to Calendars 423
Searching Calendars 432
Sharing Calendars 434
Managing Calendars and Events 437
Chapter 13: Working with Siri 441
Getting Started 441
Understanding Siri’s Personality 442
Learning How to Use Siri by Example 448
Chapter 14: Surfing the Web 467
Getting Started 467
Visiting Websites 469
Viewing Websites 478
Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time 479
Searching the Web 484
Saving and Organizing Bookmarks 486
Signing In to Websites Automatically 493
Chapter 15: Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone 501
Getting Started 501
Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone 503
Taking Photos 511
Taking Video 526
Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen 530
Taking Photos and Video from the Home Screen 531
Chapter 16: Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App 537
Getting Started 537
Finding and Viewing Photos 538
Editing and Improving Photos 560
Working with Photos 573
Finding and Viewing Videos 582
Chapter 17: Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features 589
Getting Started 589
Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps 590
Configuring and Using Emergency Calling 597
Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices 602
Using AirDrop to Share and Receive Content 609
Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay 614
Chapter 18: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems 629
Getting Started 629
Maintaining an iPhone’s Software 630
Backing Up Your iPhone 634
Blocking Unwanted Calls, Messages, or FaceTime Requests 636
Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone 639
Maintaining an iPhone’s Power 646
Solving iPhone Problems 648
Getting Help with iPhone Problems 660
Glossary 663
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