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iPhone 4S For Seniors For Dummies Paperback – December 27, 2011

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ISBN-13: 978-1118209615 ISBN-10: 1118209613 Edition: 1st

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From the Back Cover

Make the most of your iPhone with this no-nonsense guide written just for you!

New to iPhone? This book is a smart start! Learn to find your way around the Home screen, get online, e-mail and text, download music and movies, explore iBooks and apps, keep your calendar, video chat with FaceTime, and even ask your phone for help with the cool new Siri feature.

  • Pick the perfect iPhone — explore different specs, styles, features, and price ranges

  • It's in the cloud — take advantage of free online storage and sync music, apps, TV shows, and other content to all your devices

  • You're online — browse the web, access e-mail, and video chat with the grandkids

  • Media mania — download and watch movies, listen to music, take pictures, and read e-books and magazines

  • Get organized — find your way with Maps, keep track of all your appointments, and set up alerts

Open the book and find:

  • Built-in apps and how to use them

  • Tips on editing and sharing photos and recording HD video

  • Accessibility features for vision or hearing challenges

  • How to control your phone with your voice

  • Where to get great apps recommended by seniors

  • Fun games to keep you young

  • Why you'll never be lost with your iPhone in hand

  • iPhone troubleshooting tips

Learn to:

  • Make video calls with FaceTime and share your favorite photos

  • Create reminders, send texts, and search the web hands-free with Siri

  • Download apps, watch movies, read e-books, and play games

IN FULL COLOR!

About the Author

Nancy Muir is a writer and consultant as well as the author of more than 60 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies and iPad For Seniors For Dummies. She writes a technology column for Retirenet.com and also assists seniors with technology at TechSmartSenior.com.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118209613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118209615
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nancy Muir has written over 60 books on technology and business topics, including several bestsellers and titles that have won awards for excellence from publishing industry organizations. Prior to her writing career Nancy worked for technology publishers IDG Books (now part of Wiley Publishing) and MacMillan Publishing, and was a Training Manager for Symantec Software. She has a certificate in Distance Learning Design from the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in English from Drew University. Nancy has taught Internet Safety and Technical Writing at the university level, and runs the website iPadMadeClear.com to support readers of her two iPad titles from Wiley.

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A. Langley on February 9, 2012
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My mom got a iPhone at Christmas. She needed something for a reference when I wasn't around to help her. It's been great. The color pictures are marvelous because it looks just like what she sees on her phone! I would recommend this for any person who wants a iPhone but may not be tech-savvy (or tech-confident)!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on February 19, 2012
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The print is large. The info is very thorough and every idea works. It has a great index and is easy to understand.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By dvoss on January 31, 2012
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Bought this book for my aunt who just bought the iphone and was very overwhelmed with all its capabilities. She told me she LOVED the book! (gave it to her for Christmas) It explained everything very well in language she could easily understand.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NCShopper on February 7, 2013
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Know before ordering that the discussion and direction by the author in this book, assumes that the user has previous experience with a smart phone and/or computer at some level. The book is also short on info for the iPhone 4, though it states it covers it. The emphasis is on the iPhone 4S. We received iPhone 4's for Christmas with no previous experience. We dove into the book with great hope of learning how to us our new iPhones. After a few basic things, it fizzled for us and did not address very specific questions we had about how to use our iPhone 4. Cannot and would not recommend this for the true beginner. Find yourself an Apple sponsored iPhone class.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Malone on February 10, 2013
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I recently converted my 72 and 78 year old parents to iPhones from their five year old flip phones. I bought them each a different book and they both agree this is the best book we bought. My mother has a working understanding of basic computer functions (Skype and word processing) and my father has never had a computer. They both love their phones and are using this book to learn all sorts of new things on their own. I expect they will soon be teaching me! I consider this book a true gift to our family.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BC1130 on December 7, 2012
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I bought this for my hubby who is a techno flunky and it helped him to learn how to use his first ever smartphone. It helped me remain sane not having to answer his many questions and explain every little detail about how to work his phone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob Mood on July 17, 2013
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The Amazon 'come on' for this book stated clearly "applicable to the iPhone 4." And of course it isn't; one of the first statements made is "The iPhone 4 doesn't offer enough memory to be useful; only an idiot would consider buying one." It goes downhill - in a very disorganized and no-sequential manner - from there.
I had hoped that "For Seniors" implied a mature and thoughtful editorial style and composition; wrong again - it just means large print and color. This confirms my conclusion from years ago that only a dummy would by a "for Dummies" book. I'm guilty as changed for not following my own advice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tell Ferner on May 31, 2013
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There were lots of good tips in the book. Like many of this type, however, when the author is an expert on the subject, they have trouble relating to someone who knows next to nothing. This was somewhat the case here also. It just seems like the drafts were not tested on novices sufficiently before publishing. Oftentimes things appeared on my screen that were never mentioned in the book. All that said, I did get enough information to get my money's worth, and I would buy it again if I had it to do over.
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