What You Can Do with iPhone 5S General Settings

Part of the iPhone For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use iPhone's General settings to set up basic functionality for your everyday use. You access the General settings in the following table by tapping the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tapping General.

Setting Description
About Shows information about downloaded content, apps, memory, iPhone serial number and model, and your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth addresses, plus support, and legal and regulatory jargon.
Software Update Use this setting to check for available updates to iOS via iCloud.
Siri Turn the Siri personal assistant feature on or off, set the language to be used, and chose to have Voice Feedback and Raise to Speak settings on or off.
Spotlight Search Access settings for what types of content the iPhone search feature returns in search results.
Text Size Use a slider to set the size of type you prefer for reading; this setting is used by apps that use Dynamic Type.
Accessibility Set features for using an iPhone for people with visual, hearing, or dexterity challenges.
Usage Check the items that are backed up to iCloud and buy additional storage. Also turn on the display in the status bar for indicating the percentage of your battery power available.
Background App Refresh Turning this on allows certain apps to refresh their content when you're accessing a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. Turning these off can save on battery life.
Auto-Lock Set the amount of time for inactivity at which iPhone automatically locks the screen.
Passcode Lock Set a passcode and turn the feature on to require a passcode to unlock iPhone. Set iPhone to erase all data after ten failed attempts to enter the correct passcode.
Restrictions Set restrictions on Safariand iTunes, as well as restrict installation of applications and location services. Specify allowed content for music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, and apps.
Date & Time Choose 24-hour time and a time zone and set the correct date and time.
Keyboard Set keyboard correction features such as Auto-Capitalization and Check Spelling.
International Specify the language for onscreen information and keyboards. Choose a region format for date, time, and phone numbers.
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Sync wirelessly with the copy of iTunes on a nearby computer when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
VPN Configure and turn on and off virtual private networks (VPN).
Reset Reset all settings or selected settings, such as network or keyboard, to factory defaults.
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