Here is a very good instructional video for seniors on how to use the ipad.
So dad, how do you like the iPad we got you? [VIDEO]
I am 64 BTW.
Not too old.Originally Posted by CRVetrano
Now savvy is your pop with computers? If he is comfy with them it should be relatively ez.
Are you you near him to train him with the basics?
Learning depends on the person. If said person doesn't wish to learn, said person won't. Anyone interested in learning, will. iPad is easy.
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My dad is 68 and a bit technophobic, nevertheless he got the first gen iPad as soon as it was released and 1 yr later he said to my mom to go buy herself an iPad2 (for she wouldn't let his iPad alone!) She's 62.
They use those things daily for everything !... It's the perfect gadget for them. Now their iMac stays idle most of the time and mom even dumped her Vaio netbook for lack of use...
Am I the oldest here I wonder. I will be 75 next week but I wouldn't be without my iPad 3 or my iPhone 4s.
We have had a member here over 100, so you have a long way to go yet......but we are very glad that you are here!Originally Posted by Sandiman
My hubby is 62 & isn't much interested in computers. He has to use them at the hospital he works at & hates them. If he ever wants to send family a message or wants to look up something online he gets me to do it for him. I downloaded a bible app in his native language & the other day finally used that app to entice him to try the IPAD. He likes it! He likes it! It's just so much more intuitive than a regular computer. He's even talking about maybe getting one for himself now! He wants me to show him how to get around on facebook & email now! This was my 1st IPAD & 1st Apple product at 40 yrs old & I was able to get going on it right away easy.
I am 60 and never used an Apple product. The iPad could't be easier to use. This will make a great Fathers Day gift.
I gave my mom an iPad2 a year ago; she's 81. I practically had to force her to try it as she really wasn't that interested in it. I promised her that I'd take it back if she found she didn't like it during the 30-days I had to return to Best Buy for a full refund.
Today? I swear that if I tried to take it from her ... she'd hunt me down and beat me up! She is on it every day and thoroughly enjoys it (as she was about a week into using it ... it didn't take the full 39 days).
Oftentimes, it's the "getting it into your/their hands" part that's the key. Once they try it - that's usually all that's needed. But, all you can do is try. If he doesn't like it, just return it. Most stores have excellent return policies.
Good luck. And what an awesome gift!
My neighbor's mother is 89 and loves her iPad. She has to have it for her games and staying in touch as she tells me. Age is just a number now a days. I say buy it for him, show him how to use it. You will become his favorite child