iPad For Seniors For Dummies by Nancy C. MuiriPad For Seniors For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir

iPad For Seniors For Dummies

byNancy C. Muir

Paperback | December 16, 2013

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Discover all the incredible things your iPad can do!

So you have an iPad and you're excited to use it, but where do you begin? With this fun and friendly guide, of course! Veteran For Dummies author Nancy Muir walks you through using your iPad for e-mail, video, travel, navigation, reading, games, and more with this all-new update to the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies. Written in the fun-but-straightforward For Dummies style, this helpful guide shares easy-to-follow tips and advice on the latest iPad hardware and operating system and introduces you to some of iPad’s most popular features like Siri, FaceTime, Safari, Maps, Reminders, and Photos to name a few.

  • Covers the iPad Air,  iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2, and earlier iPad models and is fully updated for iOS 7!
  • Explains how to organize your calendar, update your contact list, set Reminders for appointments, create to-do lists, and browse the Internet
  • Shows you how to download apps, buy and read e-books,  play music, watch movies and TV shows, share photos and video, connect on Facebook, and keep in touch with FaceTime video calling
  • Reassures you on the best ways to get help if you're stumped, set a password, protect the screen, and also shares other safety tips
  • Features a larger font for text, plenty of images, and more callouts to make the book accessible and easy to read

No matter if you’re an iPad newbie or already a tablet technology fan, iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 6th Edition puts the power of iPad in the palm of your hand!


Nancy C. Muir is a columnist and consultant as well as the author of more than 100 books on business and technology, including all editions of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy runs the TechSmartSenior website and writes for RetireNet.com.
Title:iPad For Seniors For DummiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.78 inPublished:December 16, 2013Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1118728262

ISBN - 13:9781118728260


Rated 5 out of 5 by from iPad for Seniors for Dummies This is exactly what I needed. It is clear, concise, and answers all the questions I have. I felt overwhelmed with my new iPad Mini and the "language" that applies to it but I really wanted to learn how to use it. I am making progress thanks to this book which anticipates what one might need to know and which is organized in such a way that I can easily look up what I need to know or I can go page by page to learn. I had purchased another book to help me but as it turned out I didn't understand its language.. Anybody who wants to learn how to use an iPad really should purchase this book.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Resource for the Technologically-Uninclined! I purchased this book as a bit of a joke for my husband who is 70+, but at the same time hopeful that it would provide both of us with helpful, practical information to get us started on the right foot with our new I-pad. And what do you know...it's the perfect resource for both of us and we can go back to the same helpful info as often as we want without the impatient comments that come from asking too many questions (or "ridiculous" questions") of our children, neighbours, and other rescuers! The chapters are well labelled, hints are short 'n' sweet, diagrams are helpful, and it doesn't pass judgement. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Date published: 2013-07-02

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Making the iPad Yours 5

Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7

Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen 27

Chapter 3: Getting Going 55

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 E-mail in Mail 113

Chapter 7: Getting Social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage 131

Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store 145

Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps 159

Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media 171

Chapter 10: Using Your iPad as an E-Reader 173

Chapter 11: Playing Music on the iPad 199

Chapter 12: Playing with Photos 213

Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features 233

Chapter 14: Playing Games 243

Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps 255

Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad 273

Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar and Clock 275

Chapter 17: Working with Reminders and Notifications 295

Chapter 18: Managing Contacts 311

Chapter 19: Talking to Your iPad with Siri 331

Chapter 20: Making Notes 345

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 359

Index 373