SUNDAY 2:44pm: By Jove, she got it. The hardest part was walking mom through how to make the keyboard pop up. No easy feat for a 99 year old but by golly she was determined. Now she’s busy listening to the book I put on Friday, The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene. Narrated by a male British voice she said. So no FedEx. Yay mom. Yay me!
I put a new Audible book on my mom’s iPad this morning and when she went to read it, her iPad went into the 11.0.2 iOS update frenzy. It updated okay, but as with every iPad update, it makes you start all over, choosing to skip/add Touch ID and Passcodes etc. It’s a total pain, even for me, the techie.
But my mom, at 99, and with not the best eyes for reading small print on a screen, was NOT able to see how to skip through items, even though I did my best to walk her through it. I’ve looked high and lo for a real deal Apple How To video for bypassing all those choices but all I have found so far is the wanna-be techies, rambling on about nothing for 8 minutes.
I need actual screen shots or a video that shows mom where the Skip This is located. She got frustrated, understandably, and turned off the iPad to go play bridge.
If any of you can find this for me, winner winner chicken dinner. I feel I need to go down there and do this for her in person. She has friends who have iPads but I think she’s embarrassed to tell someone she needs help. Worse case scenario, she’ll have to get the senior community techie guy to come Monday.
Time to go back to paper cups and string.