iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet - dummies
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iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The iPhone 5 is cool and perfect for many seniors because it provides a very simple, intuitive interface for making and receiving phone calls and doing things like checking e-mail and playing music. With the easy-to-use tables in this guide, you can get up to speed with various iPhone settings. In no time, you’ll start mastering the skills you need to become a confident iPhone user.

What You Can Do with iPhone 5 General Settings

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
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.
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.
Cellular Choose to turn cellular data off so you only download data via
available Wi-Fi. Turn LTE on or off, choose Roaming options,
activate your Personal Hotspot, and choose which apps to use
cellular data from.
VPN Configure and turn on and off virtual private networks
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Sync wirelessly with the copy of iTunes on a nearby computer
when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Spotlight Search Access settings for what types of content the iPhone search
feature returns in search results.
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.
Accessibility Set features for using an iPhone for people with visual,
hearing, or dexterity challenges.
Reset Reset all settings or selected settings, such as network or
keyboard, to factory defaults.

iPhone 5 Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings

For the social and organizational parts of your brain, iPhone makes available Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps; the settings for these apps are covered in the following table. You access the settings listed here by tapping the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tapping Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Setting Description
iCloud Choose to sync mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, bookmarks,
notes, photos, and documents and data from an e-mail account
wirelessly using iCloud. Set up the Find My iPhone service.
Add Account Add and manage e-mail accounts.
Fetch New Data Turn on/off the feature that pushes new e-mails and contacts
and calendar info for Microsoft Exchange and iCloud accounts to you
Show Set how many recent messages to show in Mail.
Preview Set how many lines in e-mail messages are to show in the Inbox
Show To/Cc Label Turn display of the To/Cc label on or off in e-mails.
Ask Before Deleting Turn on to display a confirmation dialog before deleting
Load Remote Images Control whether images on websites that are referenced I emails
are displayed in the emails; displaying such images can allow a
site to gather some information about you and your iPhone.
Organize by Thread Turn on a feature to organize replies to e-mail messages to and
from anyone so those messages appear together in a sub-folder.
Always Bcc Myself Turn on to send a copy of every e-mail to yourself. (This is in
addition to saving a copy in the Sent folder.)
Increase Quote Level Add one level of indentation to text when you reply to a
Signature Change the signature at the end of all your messages. (Sent
from my iPhone is the default message.)
Sort Order Specify the sort order for contacts (first/last or last/first
Display Order Specify the display order for contacts (first/last or
My Info Access a list of contacts to choose one to base your info
Default Account Specify which account is to be used by apps when working with
Import SIM Contacts Imports contacts saved to your phone’s SIM card to the
Contacts app.
New Invitation Alerts Turn on alerts when you get a new invitation in Mail.
Time Zone Support Turn on time zone support to show event data and times in your
time zone; set your time zone.
Sync Control how far back in time events are synced when you perform
a sync with iTunes via a calbe or Wi-Fi.
Default Alert Times Set up the default time increment for alerts (such as on the
day, 1 day before, and so on) before a birthday, event, or all-day
Default Calendar Choose whether to use the built-in Calendar program or a
calendar from a synced program such as Gmail or AOL.
Shared Calendar Alerts Turn on to have iPhone notify you when events shared between
two or more calendars are modified or deleted.
Default List Specifies where reminders that you create outside of a
particular list will be saved.

Customizing Browser Settings with Your iPhone 5 and Safari

Getting on the Internet with your iPhone is easy using its Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE capabilities. Once you’re online, the bundled browser, Safari, is your ticket to a wide world of information, entertainment, education, and more. You can customize and enhance your Safari experience by accessing and modifying the settings in the following table; simply tap the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tap Safari.

Setting Description
Search Engine Choose among Google, Bing, and Yahoo! search engines.
AutoFill Turn on AutoFill to automatically complete contact information,
names, or passwords as you type.
Open Links Control whether linked pages open in a new page or in the
Private Browsing Turn the Private Browsing feature, which prevents Safari from
storing information about your browsing activities, on or off.
Accept Cookies Specify whether to accept cookies only from sites you’ve
visited, never, or always.
Clear History Tap to clear the history of websites you’ve visited in
the browser.
Clear Cookies and Data Clear any website cookies and data that have been stored on
your iPhone.
Use Cellular Data Turn on to allow your cellular network to save items on the
Reading List to the phone so you can read them offline.
Fraud Warning Turn on the feature to warn you when you go to suspicious
JavaScript Turn this on to enable JavaScript-based features such as
rollover and pop-up menus and some other browser-generated content
to run in Safari.
Block Pop-Ups Turn this on to block (most) pop-up windows from displaying in
the browser.
Advanced Review data stored on your device by individual websites and
allow Debug Console to display information to help you resolve
errors when displaying web pages.

Cool Free (or Almost Free) Apps for Your iPhone 5

You’d be amazed at the apps available for your iPhone. You can download any of these fun, free apps through the App Store to get you going with your iPhone:

  • Reading/Drawing/Photos

    • Magic Drawing Pad for iPhone

    • Short Stories eReader

    • iBooks

    • Stanza

    • Bluefire

    • Bookmark

    • Instagram Photo & Video

  • Music and Video

    • TuneIn Radio

    • Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

    • Pandora Radio

    • HBO GO

    • djay for iPhone (99 cents)

  • Games

    • Jump Out!

    • Solitaire Classic

    • Hit Tennis 2

    • Poker Free HD

    • Sudoku Loaded Free

    • Just Guess It! Lite

    • Zombieville USA 2 (99 cents)

  • Reference and News

    • IMDb (movie listings)

    • Dictionary.com

    • Yellow Pages

    • FreeSaurus

    • CNN App for iPhone

    • Prismatic: Always Interesting (newsfeed)