Smartphones are getting confused and complicated with the technology that is advancing every year. Elderly people find it difficult to find important things like calls, address books (contact book) and text messages in Android smartphones. It is not easy for them to read alphabets on a small screen. The latest built-in apps make it difficult for older people to use smartphones. There are a few things you need to keep in mind when setting up a smartphone for your grandparents. Also Read – How to Use WhatsApp on PC, Laptop without Smartphone
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How to set up a smartphone for your grandparents:
Be sure to lock the screen
Nowadays almost every smartphone has the possibility to lock it with a fingerprint. Try asking them to lock the phone when they open it with their fingerprint. With fingerprints, they don’t need to remember a password to unlock the phone. Also read – Nothing’s ‘The Truth’ event is happening today: How to watch the live stream, what to expect
For Android phone screen lock, go to Settings, Security and then Screen lock option. To set up a screen lock on iPhone, you need to go to Settings, Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode.
Keep the home screen clean.
Older people will have difficulties when there are more icons on the phone screen. To avoid this problem, you should only keep the apps that are useful to you on the home screen. Aside from their work, remove unnecessary apps from home screen.
Simple and clean launcher
The youth like to have different launchers on the phone, but the elderly do not need such fashionable launchers. So try to use the phone’s launcher or Google’s simple launcher to stay in it. This will not cause them any problems.
Built-in voice command
A senior often cannot dial a phone number or navigate through menus. Activating the built-in voice command comes as a savior. The function helps to easily use a smartphone.