My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 for iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/5/2014
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
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Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6Plus, 5S/5C, 5, and 4S


Based on the best-selling My iPhone book, My iPhone for Seniors helps you quickly get started with your new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do
  • Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations
  • Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone

Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. Learn how to: 

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPods, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS 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
  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and watch video–including movies and TV shows
  • Capture and edit photos and video ; use the new camera features in iPhone 5S to take photos rapidly in Burst mode, and use the new slow-motion feature for video
  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts or share them via email, iCloud, and texts ; use PhotoStream to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps
  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

Author Biography

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, Eighth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone for Seniors; iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner’s Guide; and Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes, Second Edition. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 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

This is the TOC for the "regular" My iPhone edition. We are working on revamping to include coverage of apps for seniors (similar to My iPad for Seniors) and also shorten the length by about 100 pages so it is less intimidating in size to this audience.


Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPhone
Chapter 2 Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
Chapter 3 Setting Up iCloud and Other Online Accounts
Chapter 4 Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
Chapter 5 Working with iTunes on Your Computer
Chapter 6 Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone
Chapter 7 Managing Contacts
Chapter 8 Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
Chapter 9 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
Chapter 10 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
Chapter 11 Managing Calendars and Reminders
Chapter 12 Working with Siri
Chapter 13 Surfing the Web
Chapter 14 Finding and Listening to Music
Chapter 15 Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone
Chapter 16 Using Other Cool iPhone Apps
Chapter 17 Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems

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