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iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition

iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition

Nancy C. Muir

ISBN: 978-1-119-13779-5

Dec 2015

448 pages


Break out your reading glasses—iPad instructions for seniors are here!

Tired of taking out the instructions for new tech gadgets, only to have the drab, eight point font prove basically illegible? Don't fret—the solution is finally here! iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition uses a larger font for both the text and its full-color figures and drawings, making this the perfect resource for new iPad owners in their golden years. The updated content walks you through the setup process and introduces you to the iPad's new hardware. Additionally, it runs through all of the features and functions of your iPad, including accessibility features, notes, the calendar, maps, surfing the web, email, buying new apps, downloading iBooks and iTunes, watching videos, and more.

iPads are immensely popular—and for great reason; iPads are wonderful means of communication and entertainment for all ages, including seniors. Learning to use your iPad's features and functions can greatly enrich your iPad experience!

  • Access updated coverage specifically developed for the latest generation of iPad products
  • Review the use of each function and feature, ensuring that you get the most out of your new iPad
  • Explore information about software, hardware, and the latest features of the updated iOS
  • Stay engaged throughout the entire book with a straightforward but fun writing style and plenty of full-color graphics

iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition is the perfect guide for the over-50 group who are either using an iPad for the first time or are upgrading to the latest iPad model.

Introduction 1

Part I: Making the iPad Yours 5

Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7

Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen 25

Chapter 3: Getting Going 57

Chapter 4: Making Your iPad More Accessible 69

Part II: Taking the Leap Online 87

Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari 89

Chapter 6: Working with Email in Mail 115

Chapter 7: Getting Social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage 137

Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store 157

Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps 171

Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media 185

Chapter 10: Using Your iPad as an E-Reader 187

Chapter 11: Playing Music on the iPad 211

Chapter 12: Playing with Photos 225

Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features 249

Chapter 14: Playing Games 261

Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps 275

Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad 295

Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar and Clock 297

Chapter 17: Working with Reminders and Notifications 317

Chapter 18: Managing Contacts 333

Chapter 19: Talking to Your iPad with Siri 353

Chapter 20: Making Notes 369

Chapter 21: Getting the News You Need 389

Chapter 22: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 397

Index 413