I Didn’t Know my iPhone Could Do That!

March 27, 2023 10:00 am

Thanks for a Fun Class.

Remember, homework is required to master your iPhone.  Use the Homework Help below to access lessons that will allow you to revisit the topics of our class.  

Send me an email at Don@SeniorTechClub.Com if you have questions.


On this page you will find information about this 50+ Seniors workshop and its links, resources and slide deck that you can use in pursuit of your technology learning.

At the table at the bottom of the page includes online lessons about the topics we will explore during class.  These are great for exploration after the workshop.  Click on the lesson titles to access this additional information.

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Homework Help

Homework is required in order to take advantage of the capabilities of your iPhone.  

In our class, we explored the topics listed below.   Click or tap on the topic name in order to access the Senior Tech Club lesson on that topic.  Use the lesson to revisit and get more details about this function.  

In our class we explored:

  1. Spotlight Search
  2. Emergency contacts/Medical ID
  3. Emergency SOS Calls
  4. Find your Parked Car 
  5. Magnifier 
  6. Translate 
  7. Document Scanner using Notes
  8. Keyboard Shortcuts

Additionally, we had class discussions on:

Scanning QR Codes

Setting up Hey Siri

Download Printable Class Handouts

You can download the class handout/slides from the link below.  If you prefer, you can optionally print the slides for your reference during class.  This handout prints on 11 pages.

Eagan Handout – iPhone Didnt Know 3-27-2023

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Additional Information


Senior Tech Club Recipes and Nuggets on the topics covered in this class:

Translate Languages using the Translate App on iPhone
Translate Languages using the Translate App on iPhone

Your device has a powerful Translation app that will translate text or your voice to another language.

How to Set Up & Use Keyboard Shortcuts
How to Set Up & Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Do you have a common phrase that you find yourself texting frequently. Or is there a common closing that you add to your emails? If you do, you can create a keyboard shortcut that saves time and typing. By creating a shortcut you can turn a couple of characters, e.g. “gm” into a commonly-used phrase, “Good Morning.”
This Nugget will show you how to create and use Keyboard Shortcuts.

Use the iPhone Magnifier to Read the Fine Print
Use the iPhone Magnifier to Read the Fine Print

Since IOS 10, the iPhone has an easy to access Magnifier that will use your iPhones camera and flash as a Magnifier that you can use to read fine print or detail. This recipe will identify how to access the Magnifier, verify the Settings needed to make it available and a couple of essential options for lighting and focus.

Medical ID Could Save your Life
Medical ID Could Save your Life

The Medical ID function of the iPhone’s Health App could be life saving.
Medical ID is an emergency card that can store critical medical and contact information and be available to first responders even if your phone is locked.

Find your Parked Car
Find your Parked Car

If you are using your car’s Bluetooth function to listen to music or make hands-free calls, the Apple Maps program will automatically mark the location your car when Bluetooth is disconnected. A very handy function that will help you find your “lost” parked car.

How to Make  Emergency SOS Calls on your iPhone
How to Make Emergency SOS Calls on your iPhone,

With your iPhone’s Emergency SOS , you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts. It could save your life!

Scan and Store Documents Using your iPhone's Notes App
Scan and Store Documents Using your iPhone’s Notes App

Ever wish you had access to a scanner that you could use to scan and store documents? You now have a scanner that you hold in your hand.
With IOS 11 and later you can use the camera on your iPhone to scan documents into Notes for storage or even markup.

Use iPhone Spotlight Search to Find Apps, Get Reminders, News and More
Use iPhone Spotlight Search to Find Apps, Get Reminders, News and More

Have you ever lost an app on your iPhone. You’ve scanned all of your Home screens and just don’t see the app that you know is on your iPhone.
The Spotlight Search function on your iPhone gets results from your apps but also from the Internet, from Maps and Contacts and more.

Read QR Codes with your iPhone
Read QR Codes with your iPhone,

The iPhone camera can read QR (Quick Response) codes that you find on marketing materials, surveys and more. The process is easy and nugget-worthy.

Getting to Know Siri
Getting to Know Siri, ,

If you use an iPhone or iPad you can get many things done faster and more easily using Siri.  Siri comes with many great functions. You can ask Siri questions, get directions, send text messages and emails, set timers and alarms, get recommendations and more. Best of all is is simple and only takes a little practice to master it.  And for Seniors who find it difficult to type on their device, it expands their capabilities.

This recipe will get you going with Siri.