Chances are you are currently visiting this blog via your iPhone right now. Since there debut back in 2007 , it appears everyone now has an iPhone and theres little question as to why! The iPhone has many capabilities as it gives you access to millions of apps, talk, text, and ease of use. Yup thats right for most of us the iPhone is fairly easy to setup and navigate through, but what about for your elderly parents or grandparents?  The iPhone undoubtedly has many capabilities that even the elderly would like to take advantage of such as talking, texting, social apps, reminders, and more however, it may not be as easy for them to utilize on a daily basis. If you are an elderly adult who has or is considering purchasing and iPhone but are apprehensive about how user friendly this phone may be for you, keep reading. Compiled below are a list of easy setting tweaks you or a loved one can setup to help make the iPhone easier for you to navigate.

  1. Increase text size

iPhone give you the option to increase your font size. Doing so can make it easier for seniors with poor vision to read and text. To adjust text size:

  • Settings> Display & Brightness
  • Select Text size
  • Adjust slider to desired size

2. Enable Display Zoom

This option not only increases the size of your text but also increases the size of all images on your display screen thus, making it easier to view. Display zoom is a great feature to enable on your iPhone heres how:

  • Settings
  • Display & Brightness
  • Display Zoom>view
  • Select Zoomed

3. Use Voiceover

The voiceover feature will read menu items out loud to you for your selection. You can also adjust the rate at which it reads to you .To Activate:

  • Settings > General
  • Accessibility> Voice Over
  • Turn On Voiceover
  • adjust speaking rate 

4. Speak Selection

This feature works similar to Voiceover. You can actually select parts or all of a text message and Siri will read the text out loud to you. Heres how:

  • Settings>General
  • Accessibility > Speech
  • Enable Speech Selection
  • Select Voices 

5. Enable Voice Dial

Voice dial lets you speak out and name who you would like to call without even having to unlock your phone. Here is how to enable:

  •  Settings
  • Touch/Face ID & Passcode
  • Click Voice Dial

These simple tweaks can make your senior iPhone user experience all the more enjoyable.

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