Sharing the Magic of Share

by | Aug 29, 2019

The Magic of Share!

There was a question in my class recently that had a very familiar answer.

The question…”How do you save a picture you receive in a text message?”


The solution is quite hidden and not obvious. But to make a point related to this week’s Nugget, let me ask a few more questions?

  1. How do you print a web page in the Safari browser?
  2. How do you place a photo in a custom Album you have created?
  3. How do you create a PDF file from a document in the Notes app?
  4. How do you AirDrop a photo to a friend who is nearby?


This point….The solution to each of these questions is identical!!

Tap Share

This week’s featured Nugget encourages you to explore the magic of Share and all that it can do in the apps on your iPhone and iPad.

When you have a question about how to accomplish a function in an app, consider the Share icon as the gateway to many of the things you need to do. Please read more..

Your iPhone apps will have many hidden functions that are accessed using the Share icon.  Given the number of options that are presented with Share it almost makes the function magical. 

Featured Nugget

Many apps on your iPhone or iPad use the Share/Action function. In some cases, apps have hidden functions or shortcuts that are accessed using the Share icon. It makes the… ....Continue Reading

News & Events

Here are news and events on the Senior Tech calendar for the coming weeks.  Reply to this email if you want more information. 

March 2020 Classes

Here are the upcoming classes scheduled for the month of March along with links where you can receive more information.

Senior Tech Time (iPhone) – St Anthony Community Services March 23 2-4 pm

Stay Safe with your iPhone. This class will review the basic security and safety setup for your iPhone and iPad. This includes Touch ID, Face ID, Emergency SOS, Driving with your iPhone, Setting up Medical ID, Blocking TeleMarketers and general recommendations about avoiding phishing and malware.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

Senior Tech Time (Android) – St Anthony Community Services March 25 2-4 pm

How to Make your Android SmartPhone Smarter. This class explores the features of the Android smartphone that are most useful for older adults. This includes bringing widgets to the home screen, managing notifications, using Google assistant and activating do not disturb.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website


Contribute to Medical Research & Get an Apple Watch for $49

iPhone users who are 65+ are invited to join the Johnson & Johnson Heartline Study and receive an Apple Watch for $49.  This is not only a great price for an Apple Watch but an opportunity to learn about heart health and participate in medical research.  

See the eligibility requirements, application and frequently asked question on the Heartline website. 

Magical Ending to Disney World Trip

A fun and heart-warming story from this past week involved the family of an iPhone 11 user from Montana.  They were visiting Disney World with their six-year old girl.  It was a dream of her short lifetime.

Starting with the iPhone 7, our iPhones have become increasingly waterproof.  The iPhone 11 is the most waterproof iPhone Apple has manufactured.  But dropping your iPhone into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney World is not in the specifications.  And certainly having it submerged for nearly two months is beyond belief.  It survived!

You can read the story at the MacRumors web site and then take some comfort in knowing that your iPhone is capable of surviving a dunk in a pool, ocean or lake.  But don’t ever submerge your phone to wash it.