Cell Phones and Smartphones

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April 20, 2017, 3 PM, 2nd floor Stoughton Room, Stoughton Area Senior Center

Traditional landline phones have served us well.

This introduction to cell phones and smartphones explains the benefits of using cell phones and smartphones.

Topics include tips for emergencies, safety, and ordinary communications.

No prior experience with
cell phones or smart-
phones is needed.

Introduction to SASC

  • SASC guest sign-in, parking, exits, safety
  • It's OK to leave after each part, or anytime.

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Presentation format

1

Introduction

Handouts: Links to presentations

5 minutes

2

Using phones for safety and emergencies

10 minutes

3

Using phones for everyday communications.

10 minutes

4

Introduction to cell phones and smartphones

10 minutes

5

Phone demos and questions

20 minutes

Questions

  • Ask questions at any time.
  • Group discussion is fine.
  • Jot down questions and contact information for answers by email or phone after the presentation.
  • Email Joyce for free demos, consulting, or tutoring.

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Search Google on Android phones

When you email, I: Search Google.

  • Use the search box at the top of the main screen, or ...
  • Use the box at the top of a web browser like Chrome to type a quesion.

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Search Google on iPhones

When you email, I: Search Google.

  • Open up your Settings app
  • Find Safari in the list on the left-hand pane.
  • Choose the Search Engine option.
  • Set the Search Engine option to Google.

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Is there a simpler way?

  • Speak into your phone.
  • Learn the language and terminology for your phone and apps.
  • Consider Google Home, Alexis, or Echo for your home.

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Using phones for safety
and emergencies

  • Terminology: In case of emergency (ICE)
  • Add an emergency contact on your phone's lock screen.
    • iPhone
      > Open the Apple Health app.
      > Tap Medical ID. > Tap Create Medical ID.
    • Android (Samsung, LG, Motorola, Google, etc.)

> Open Google Play > Search Medical ID (free).

> Install and open the Medical ID > Create Profile.

Editing and security can be tricky. Search Google.

Using phones for safety
and emergencies

  • Check your Contacts information often.
  • Edit Contacts to keep them up to date.
  • Check Contacts settings often. Use a Google search
    to find the steps your specific phone model.
    • iPhone
      > Settings > Contacts > iCloud.
    • Android (Samsung, LG, Motorola, Google, etc.)

> Settings > Backup my data to Google servers.
> Settings > Accounts > Sync now.

Jill Duffy, "How to add an emergency contact to your phone's lock screen," PCMag. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2489237,00.asp.

Using phones for everyday communications

  • Try as many phone features as possible until they're easy.
  • Search Google for any unfamiliar terms on your phone.
  • Find the phone Settings and read the choices.
  • Search Google for any unfamiliar settings.
  • Advance to your family's favorite communications one at a time - Email, Texting, Facetime, Skype, for instance.
  • Advance to fun apps - YouTube gardening videos, Photos.

Introduction to cell phones

You can use a simple cellphone for:

  • Ordinary voice calls
  • Text messages (SMS)
  • "Phone directory" contacts

Introduction to cell phones

Some cellphones also offer Internet services:

  • Browse the web
  • Email

Introduction to cell phones

Some cellphones also offer voice-activated operation.

This feature is a great convenience during short-term or long-term reduction in vision.

Example popular cellphones

https://www.lifewire.com/basic-cell-phones-577534

  • Samsung Rugby 3 A997 flip phone
  • BLU Jenny TV T276T
  • LG Extravert 2
  • ZTE Z431
  • BLU Tank II T193
  • ZTE Z222
  • Samsung Rugby 4
  • Samsung Convoy 3

SOURCE: author,title Livewire. Retrieved March 16, 2017, from https://www.lifewire.com/basic-cell-phones-577534.

Introduction to smartphones

You can use a smartphone for:

  • Ordinary voice calls
  • Text messages (SMS)
  • "Phone directory" contacts
  • Text messages with photos (MMS)

Introduction to smartphones

Smartphones also offer Internet services:

  • Browse the web
  • Email messages
  • Search for topics and answers
  • Download documents
  • Read books
  • Take pictures
  • Install apps

Introduction to smartphones

Cell and Internet services:

  • Listen to music
  • Stargaze (with an app)
  • Check detailed weather (with app)
  • Check maps and directions
  • Write and edit documents
  • Bookkeeping work, spreadsheets
  • Create and edit slide presentations

Example popular smartphones

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • OnePlus 3
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • HTC 10
  • LG G5, 32 GB Titan
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Motorola Z Play Droid
  • Motorola Z Force Droid

SOURCE: Gareth Beavis, Best phone 2017: the 10 top smartphones we've tested, TechRadar. Retrieved March 16, 2017, from http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/20-best-mobile-phones-in-the-world-today-645440/3.

How to decide what you need

  • List your top 3 uses.
  • List your top 10 uses in priority order.
  • List family priorities.
  • List features that are important for your use.
    • iPhone, Android, other?
    • Camera front and back?
    • Screen resolution?
    • SanDisk slot?
    • Memory?
    • Add-on modules (camera, projector, super battery, boombox)

More information

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More recent references are available through book loans and the internet.

More information

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  • Use the library's online tools to request holds or borrow books and videos over the internet.
  • Consult Stoughton Public Library information professionals!

Other topics

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  • Calendars, Reminders, To-do lists
  • Voice commands, voice typing - Google Home, Amazon Echo wit Alexa
  • Sharing photos - Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, Google Photos
  • January 12 - Social media: Facebook
  • Social media: Instagram, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Medium
  • Video chat - Duo, Facetime, and Skype
  • Reading, writing, accounting, music, and travel - Google+, Google Books, Google Music, Google Maps, Google Drive, and Google Docs and Sheets
  • January 26 & March 16 - Computer, phone, and tablet maintenance and safe browsing + The Cloud
  • Children and the internet - setting up a tablet for children, Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), teaching internet and web to children
  • TBA - Connections - Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Smart Devices, Intelligent Systems
  • April 20 - Cell phones and smartphones
  • May 18 - Tablets

Save the date!

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Thursday * May 18 * 3 PM

Stoughton Area Senior Center, 2nd floor

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