May is Older Americans Month – Let’s Connect and Create with Shortcuts

by | May 13, 2019

In celebration of Older American Month, we will share and explore shortcuts.  A shortcut is defined as an accelerated way of doing or achieving something.  And your iPhone and iPad offers dozens of shortcuts that are not just nice to know but are fun to use and share.  This ranges from keyboard shortcuts, widgets, actions and even a new Shortcuts app.

Every week this month, we will share a shortcut that you can use to save time and effort.

May is Older Americans Month – Let’s Connect, Create & Contribute

In May, the Senior Tech Club will focus on Shortcuts that you can use on your devices.  These shortcuts will help you use your device to connect, create and contribute.  

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month.

 

This week, we will share the idea of Keyboard Shortcuts.  A Keyboard Shortcut will save time and taps as you type text messages and emails.   

 

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Featured Nugget

Do you have a common phrase that you find yourself texting frequently?

Or is there a common closing that you add to your emails?

If you do, you can create a keyboard shortcut that saves time and typing. By creating a shortcut you can turn turning a couple of characters, e.g. “gm” into a commonly-used phrase like, “Good Morning.”

This Nugget will show you how to create and use Keyboard Shortcuts.

 

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News & Events

Below are the news and headlines from the Senior Tech Club.  This includes events and items of note from the Club.

Here are the highlights:

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

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in November as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year,  includes Foundation classes for newer users  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  – November  18, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Stay Connected using your iPhone.  We explore using text messages, email and FaceTime and browsing the Internet with Safari.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time November 20, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experienced User Class

What’s New with IOS 13.   IOS is the software that run your iPhone and iPad.  This fall we see IOS version 13 was introduced. This class will explore its new features.  

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 13.2.2 – Time to Upgrade

IOS 13.2.2 is the seventh release of IOS 13 and we can now recommend the upgrade for many Senior Tech Club users.  Although there are still users citing concerns, the reports of issues have declined giving us confidence in the release.

There are a number of features in IOS 13 that we like for our community.  One example is the ability to route unknown callers (like robocallers or telemarketers) directly to voicemail.  We will soon be sharing our favorite IOS 13 features.

Eligible iPhones are iPhone 6s and later.

The most important step in the upgrade process is making sure you have a good backup of your iPhone’s data.  Issues are rare but a back also allows you to revert to your existing IOS version without loss of data.

You can learn about upgrade steps in Recipe #014 How to Perform an IOS Software Update

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

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