How do I ...

On this page we will add over time more instructional videos and text instruction on how to solve common technical issues that are raised by callers to our volunteers.

How do I increase my cell phone ring tone volume?
Making the Ringtone Louder on Samsung (android) Phones
  1. Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Settings and tap on.
  2. Tap on Sounds and Vibration.
  3. Select Volume.
  4. Drag your finger across the Ringtone bar to the right increase the volume.
 
iPhone Not Vibrating? Here's The Fix!

1. Turn on ‘Vibrate on Ring’ or ‘Vibrate on Silent’ toggles

  • Open the Settings app and go to Sounds.
  • There you’ll find two toggles namely Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent. If you turn on Vibrate on Ring, your iPhone will vibrate when it isn’t in silent mode. On the other hand, if you toggle on Vibrate on Silent, then your iPhone will vibrate even when it is in silent mode.
  • Turn on either or both of these toggles based on your preference.
How do I increase my cell phone ring tone volume?
Making the Ringtone Louder on Samsung (android) Phones
  1. Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Settings and tap on.
  2. Tap on Sounds and Vibration.
  3. Select Volume.
  4. Drag your finger across the Ringtone bar to the right increase the volume.
 

How do I ... tips and tricks on getting the best from your Tablets (Android based)

On this page we will add over time more instructional videos and text instruction on how to solve common technical issues that are raised by callers to our volunteers. Click here to read an article on the Best tablets for seniors in 2020 from TechRadar
Easy Tablet Help for Seniors

GoL Tablet Edition is an app expressly for older adults who are brand new to the world of the Internet. The GoL teaching app guides the new user through a series of hands-on, interactive, step-by-step instructions to develop basic tablet skills, followed by practice exercises for specific popular tablet functions. Self-learning, by proceeding at their own pace, the new users learn by doing – with instruction that lead to Internet applications – email, web searching, YouTube, as well as tablet tools such as using the camera, texting, and video calling.

User learning experiences are directly transferable to other tablet functions, apps, and the Internet at large.

Designed and tested for use with older adults – the key attributes are:

– Step-by-step guided instructions on each screen.
– Large type. Plain English instruction.
– No Advertising.
– Familiar and static graphics – all designed to avoid confusion and distraction.
– Help pages that are one tap away.

 

GoL differs from other means of learning the tablet in two ways:

– The focus is on the individual learner. The new user experiences for herself the excitement of discovery – the “aha!” moment, the “I did it all by myself” moment – that makes the learning effort worthwhile and memorable.
– We provide instructions on every screen so the user never has to worry about forgetting. From learning how to “tap” to learning how to download a new app, the user is guided through the process with step-by-step instructions.
Studies show that when an elder who is completely unfamiliar with computer or tablet technology reads all the directions and tries to follow then on her own, with someone there to assist and encourage, she will learn the basics of using a tablet in 45 minutes! No one should be left behind, particularly the older among us, who could benefit so much from the use of email and the rishces of the World Wide Web.

For more information, please visit their website www.generationsonline.org

And for a free printable “tip sheet” that supplements the GoL teaching software, go to www.generationsonline.org/gol4android/tipsheet.html

Android Classes for Seniors: Phone Basics (Samsung, Sony, LG, Google)

This the first video in our Android classes for Seniors series In this class you will learn how to call and message your friends and family

  • Turning ON your phone
  • Turning OFF your phone
  • Dialing a number
  • Saving a CONTACT
  • Calling a contact
  • Sending a text message to a NUMBER
  • Sending a text message to a CONTACT

How do I ... tips and tricks to use the iPad

iPad 10.2” Set Up Guide | iPad 7th gen Set Up Manual
  • Connecting changer to iPad
  • Power up iPad
  • Setup iPad manually
  • Connect to your WiFi
  • Setup touch ID
  • Create passcode
  • Create Apple ID
  • Setup Siri
  • Screen Time – parental controls
  • Swipe finger actions and its related effects
How To Text Your Grandchildren on Your iPad
  • click new message icon
  • type in phone number or contact name
  • put cursor in message area
  • type in message
  • click send button
2019 iPad for Seniors
How To Connect iPad to Apple TV (in 4 easy steps)
iPad Tips for Seniors

1) Today View (widgets)

2) Extra Finder Touch ID

3) Customize Control Centre

4) Arrange Icons

5) FaceTime

10 iPad Tips You Should Know

Safari with tabs
Scrolling tips
Cool tips to get iPad settings open using Siri
Get iPad to speak what is on the screen
Move apps around screen

iPad User Guide - The Basics (Updated)

This video is a excellent place to start to understand the iPad
Covers these items
– login
-screen orientation
-closing app by swipe or pinching methods
-delete apps
-find apps on iPad

iPad accessibility – how to use Voice over features
Enable Voice over that speaks what’s on the screen – settings – general and then click accessibility – scroll to voice over volume settings text size and assisted touch for assisted accessories to help people with their disability Voice over training video for iPad
How To Install Zoom On An iPad

Simple to follow instructions video

  • tap the APP STORE icon
  • tap the SEARCH button
  • tap the search bar
  • type ZOOM
  • tap the search button
  • tap ZOOM cloud meetings
  • Tap GET or iCloud icon
  • Wait for ZOOM to install
  • Then press the HOME button
Smartphone & iPad Security Settings - Senior Care Corner Family Caregiver Video Tips

Smartphones & iPads can be too easy to leave where others can take them, particularly in the nursing home & assisted living settings where many senior family members live, and steal the owner’s identity & money. A few simple steps, demonstrated here on the iPad & iPhone, can block access to data on the devices and even get them back into the hands of their owners.