Going Grocery Shopping with your iPhone

by | Aug 31, 2019

Do you go grocery shopping with your iPhone?  I’m not talking about using your phone to make calls during your shopping adventure. Although I have to say that I’ve made dozens of calls back home for clarifications on my shopping trips.

I’m really asking about using your iPhone to create your shopping list using the Notes app.

This week, I’d like to take it one step farther.  Could you create your shopping list handsfree using Siri?

Picture yourself standing in front of your refrigerator with your iPhone in hand and saying the items that you need to purchase while Siri creates the note in the Notes app.  Later you read that same note as you walk the aisles in the grocery store.

It’s actually pretty easy and quite efficient.  

In this weeks featured nugget, you will learn how to use the Notes app handsfree so that you can create your shopping list.  Give it a try and pat yourself on the back for your accomplishment.

There are essentially two challenges to this grocery list challenge. 

  1. What is the Siri command to create a note?
  2. How to you tell Siri to put an item onto a new line?

This week’s Featured Nugget will help with both challenges.

Featured Nugget

 

You can create a note in the iPhone or iPad Notes app without using your hands or keyboard by using Siri. This is handy for quick lists or to capture a creative thought. This Nugget provides the Siri commands and approach to creating grocery lists and more. ....Continue Reading

News & Events

Here are news and events on the Senior Tech calendar for the coming weeks.  Reply to this email if you want more information. 

IOS & iPadOS 13.3 – Recommended

IOS 12.4.4 for Older Devices – Recommended.

There was a flurry of IOS and iPadOS updates on December 10 and after letting the marketplace test it, we now recommend these updates.

Also, with the release this fall of iPadOS specifically for the iPad, we wanted to update our IOS Version Recommendation page so that you can see all of the current recommendations without having to scroll down several pages.

The current recommendations can be found on tabs.

You can always learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

2020 Focus on Learning

The Senior Tech Club is all about learning and helping older adults master their technology.  With the new year, Senior Tech Club members will be able to participate in our 2020 Focus on Learning program.   2020 Focus will help you learn through a personalized plan delivered with email.  Stay tuned for more details!

January 2020 Events & Classes

Here are the upcoming classes scheduled for the month of January along with links where you can receive more information.

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis – January 7 – 1-3 pm Drop in Q&A Session

Woman’s Club Members can bring their iPhone or Android questions to the January 7 Drop-in Q&A Session.  More information is available on the Woman’s Club website.

Senior Tech Time – St Anthony Community Services January 13 2-4 pm

iPhone App to Help you Live your Life.  Topics cover  those iPhone & iPad apps that help you stay connected and effective including Contacts, Calendar, Notes & Reminders.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

Senior Tech Time – St Anthony Community Services January 15 2-4 pm

Android Essentials – Covering topics like managing your phone, simplifying your home screen, silencing the ringer, making phone calls and basic text messaging.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

 

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