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. 

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in September as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year includes Foundation classes for newer users of iPhones and iPads and an Experienced User class for people who already know the basics of making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and handling their devices.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September 16, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Topics: Manage your device including ringer, touchscreen, control center and calls. Explore updates and security with your device.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time September 18, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experience User Class

Things you Didn’t Know your iPhone Could Do. This popular class that has been presented to multiple organizations in the Twin Cities area. This is a fun exploration of useful topics like the Magnifier,  Control Center, Widgets and more.  This class is for iPhone and iPad users of all experience levels.

For more Information and Registration.  Or call St. Anthony Community Services at 612-706-1166.  Classes are held at the St Anthony, MN Community Center and are a great bargain at $5 per class.  All are welcome.

IOS 12.4.1 Release –  Upgrade Recommended

IOS 12.4.1 was released on August 26, 2019.  This update was unexpected but Apple released the update to address a significant security issue.  We recommend that you proceed with this upgrade. We want you to be safe.

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

Apple Announcement Day – Tuesday, September 10

It’s an annual event held by Apple.  It is the time when Apple announces their new lineup of iPhones, often other new devices and announce the availability of the next version of IOS.

The event is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, September 10. You can be assured that the announcements will make the evening news.

And as for our members and fans…we’ll do our best to help you sort out any changes that impact you and your devices.

 

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