How to Set Up an iPhone for Your Grandma
It is obvious that elderlies (in this case, your grandma) desire to appear more fashionable by utilizing smart technologies like the iPhone. And who says they don’t go together?
There are several things you can do to make the iPhone more user-friendly for elderlies. Here are some iPhone tips and features that will make it easier for elderlies to use. If you tend to buy your grandma iPhone 13, then here’s your iPhone 13 user guide.
Increase Ring Volume
Sometimes elderlies miss phone calls or messages due to low volume or no notifications; to avoid this, adjust the level and enable message notifications.
Select Sounds & Haptics from the Settings menu and change the volume of the Ringer and Alerts to your liking. You should also activate the Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent settings to lessen the likelihood of missed calls. Check that the ringtone you’ve chosen is clear and distinct.
Screen Display Enlargement
The majority of people’s vision deteriorates with age. To address this, activate Display Zoom in iOS, which increases the size of text and other objects.
The trick is to go to Settings and then Display & Brightness. Click View and then Zoom under the Display Zoom option. After setting up the way your grandma likes, then restart iPhone to see the changes take effect.
Set Up Favorite Contacts
Your grandma’s iPhone’s Favorites list of contacts makes it simple to save regularly contacted contacts. This makes it easier for them to use the iPhone since it saves them time browsing through their contact list all the time.
To do so, launch the Phone app and pick Favorite from the bottom bar. To open your elderlies’ contact list, tap the Plus button in the top left corner. Choose which contacts to add to favorites, then the sort of entry to create for them.
Text Display Enlargement
While Display Zoom enlarges everything on the screen, boosting the text size allows your elderlies to read texts or anything else more easily. Follow these methods to change the font size:
Navigate to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size. Choose Larger Text. Set the slider to the size you want your elderlies’ wording to be. If the largest selection does not fit, use the slider at the top to display a bigger level.
Simplify The Home Screen
The next iPhone 13 user guide is to make home screen simple. If you set up your iPhone for a elderly, chances are they won’t require access to all of the applications on the device. As a result, putting the applications people use the most on Home and hiding the ones they don’t is a fantastic idea.
Enable Find My Feature
While the Find My function is excellent for locating a stolen device, it is also beneficial for locating your grandma’s mobile phone if you forget it at home, as it will compel your grandma’s phone to ring, even if it is in quiet mode.
Here’s how to make the Find My function work. Go to Settings and then touch on the names of your elderlies at the top. Select Find My and make sure the Find My option is turned on. It’s also a good idea to check the box next to Enable Report Last Location, which will send the device’s location to Apple when the power runs out.
Set Up Emergency SOS
The last iPhone 13 user guide, is to set up the emergency SOS. When you are in distress, the SOS function informs emergency agencies and your elderlies’ emergency contacts. While this is an iPhone feature that everyone should be aware of, it is especially vital for your elderlies.
Select Emergency SOS from the Settings menu. If your grandma prefers to call emergency services without using the slider, enable automatic dialing. If you activate this, your grandma will be able to hear an audio alarm when you call.