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For Seniors: Find Your Way with iPhone 4S Compass

The Compass utility on your iPhone 4S is a handy way to find your way out of the woods, assuming that you get 3G reception out there. The Compass is one of three utilities accessed from the second Home [more…]

What’s New for Seniors in iPhone 4S and iOS 5

The most current operating system for Apple's iPhone is iOS 5. It’s helpful to understand which new features the iPhone 4S device and iOS 5 bring to the table. New features in iPhone 4S include [more…]

The Right iPhone 4S and Memory Amount for Seniors

iPhones don’t come in different sizes. In fact, if you pick up an iPhone 4 and 4S, you’re not likely to be able to tell one model from another, except that some are black and some are white. [more…]

What You, as a Senior, Need to Use Your iPhone 4S

Before you buy your iPhone, you need a service plan with a cellular carrier and you need to be able to update the iPhone operating system and share media. [more…]

Hardware Features of the iPhone 4S Seniors Need to Know

You need more information about the buttons and other physical features of the iPhone 4S than is provided in the documentation. Here is a picture of the iPhone with callouts to the buttons you’ll find [more…]

For Seniors: Using a Computer, iTunes, and the Internet with iPhone 4S

You need to be able to connect to the Internet to take advantage of most iPhone 4S features, which you can do using a Wi-Fi network or 3G from your cellular provider or by [more…]

Use of the iPhone 4S Multi-Touch Screen for Seniors

The iPhone 4S Multi-Touch screen offers seniors several methods for getting around and getting things done. You need to learn how to tap (once and twice), pinch, swipe, and flick to make the most of your [more…]

For Seniors: The iPhone 4S Multi-Touch Screen

When the iPhone 4S Home screen appears, you see a background and two sets of icons. One set appears in the Dock, along the bottom of the screen. The Dock [more…]

Display and Use of the iPhone 4S Onscreen Keyboard for Seniors

The built-in iPhone 4S keyboard appears whenever you’re in a text-entry location, such as a search field or an e-mail message. You can complete several common tasks by using this keyboard as you would [more…]

How Seniors Can Update the iPhone 4S Operating System to iOS 5

To make sure you have the latest and greatest features in iPhone 4S, update to the latest iOS (iOS 5) now and periodically check for new version releases. If you have set up an iCloud account on your iPhone [more…]

iPhone 4S Multitasking Basics and Gestures for Seniors

Multitasking on your iPhone 4S lets you easily switch from one app to another without closing the first one and returning to the Home screen. There also are some gestures you can use with four or five [more…]

iPhone 4S Camera Basics for Seniors

iPhone 4S has front- and back-facing cameras. You can use the cameras to take still photos or shoot videos. Take a quick look at your camera by tapping the Camera app icon on the Home screen. The app opens [more…]

For Seniors: Preinstalled iPhone 4S Applications

The iPhone 4S comes with certain functionality and applications built in. When you look at the Home screen, you see icons for each app. Here you get an overview of what each app does. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Charge the iPhone 4S Battery

Your first step in getting to work with the iPhone 4S is to make sure that its battery is charged. Your iPhone probably showed up in the box fully charged. Because all batteries run down eventually, one [more…]

Senior iPhone 4S Users Can Download iTunes to Macs or PCs

For Windows users, you should download the iTunes application to your computer so that you have the option of using it to sync (transfer) downloaded content to your iPhone. If you're using a Mac, you already [more…]

For Seniors: Make iPhone 4S Settings Using iTunes

You can use iTunes to change the settings on your iPhone 4S. Open your iTunes software. (On a Windows computer, choose Start→All Programs→iTunes; on a Mac, click the iTunes icon in the Dock or Launchpad [more…]

For Seniors: Sync the iPhone 4S to the Computer Using iTunes

After you specify which content to download in iTunes, you can use the Dock Connector to USB Cable to connect your iPhone 4S and computer at any time and sync files, contacts, calendar settings, and more [more…]

For Seniors: Use the Keypad to Place iPhone 4S Calls

Dialing a call with a keypad is an obvious first skill for you to acquire, and it’s dead simple. On any iPhone 4S Home screen, tap Phone in the Dock, and the keypad appears. [more…]

Place iPhone 4S Calls Using Contacts and Return Recent Calls

If you've created a contact on your iPhone 4S and included a phone number in that contact record, you can use the Contacts app to place a call. If you want to dial a number from a call you’ve recently [more…]

Seniors Use Favorites to Make Calls from iPhone 4S

You can save contacts to Favorites in the iPhone 4S Phone app so you can quickly make calls to your A-list folks, business contacts, friends, family members, and so on. [more…]

For Seniors: Add Contacts to iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4S Contacts app is simple to set up and use, and it has some powerful features beyond simply storing names, addresses, and phone numbers. Contacts [more…]

For Seniors: Sync iPhone 4S Contacts Using iTunes

You can use your iTunes account, accessed from your computer, to sync contacts between e-mail accounts such as Yahoo! or Gmail and your iPhone 4S Contacts application. This sync works in both directions [more…]

How Seniors Can Assign a Photo to an iPhone 4S Contact

You can assign a photo to an iPhone 4S Contact. The photo then will appear every time you access that Contact or when you receive a call from that Contact, which makes it easy to identify frequent callers [more…]

For Seniors: Add Twitter or Facebook Information to iPhone 4S Contacts

With iOS 5 on your iPhone 4S, you can add Twitter information so you can quickly tweet (send a short message to) others using Twitter. You can also add Facebook information so you can post a message to [more…]

For Seniors: Set Ringtones and Text Tones on iPhone 4S

You can set iPhone 4S Contacts to play a unique tone when you receive a phone or FaceTime call from a particular contact. For example, if you want to be sure you know instantly if your spouse, sick friend [more…]

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