IPad is a great computing alternative for seniors. It’s easy to use interface, portability,
accessibility options, and great built-in apps like Photos and Maps make it a comfortable
fit for those who don’t want to master a full blown desktop or laptop computer.
IPad for Seniors
Explore a world of financial apps that help you make calculations, convert currencies,
and track your investments. Tap the App Store icon on your home screen and search
by the word “finance”.
Useful iPad Features
You can find out more about each of these features in either of my iPad books:
Picture Frame is a feature that allows you to use your iPad like an animated picture
frame displaying a slideshow of images. See Settings, Picture Frame to set this up.
ICloud is an online storage and sharing feature that can back up your iPad contents
and share content among several devices.
Newsstand is a feature that collects various periodical apps so you can subscribe
to and download favorite magazines and newspapers.
What’s an iOS?
The iOS is the iPad operating system, like Windows or the Mac OS. Apple updates the
iOS often. Whether you have an iPad 2, third-, fourth- or fifth-generation iPad or
iPad mini, you can update to the latest operating system easily and for free. Click
here for information on the latest iOS.
IPad offers several accessibility features for those with vision, hearing, or dexterity
challenges. Under the General settings you’ll find both Keyboard and Accessibility
settings. Together they allow you to enlarge text on screen or display text as white
against black; set up audio and speak text features, and make the onscreen keyboard
easier to use.