How to configure the cell phone so that it is easy to use by older adults?
The use of technology for older adults is often complicated, not everyone has the skills or people to explain and help them better control their devices. The idea is that it doesn’t become a never-ending problem, but facilitating access with two gears can make it easier.
To facilitate the use of the cell phone and it is an Android or iOS device, you can access tools in settings to facilitate vision or hearing.
On Android you can increase the font size in Settings, in the Display & Brightness section, selecting Display Size & Font.
By moving the Font Size and Display Size buttons to the right you can increase the size and choose the one that suits you best. then the changes will be applied.
In the case of an Apple device, you must go to settings, select screen and brightness and look for the text size option, bold and also the screen size that will offer you a larger view of the device.
You can also set the brightness and protection so that the screen adapts according to the schedules.
In the accessibility section, you can also select zoom if you want to enlarge a specific partin the screen and text size section, if you want to reduce the transparency to increase readability, the contrast and if it seems better to invert the contrast, have a color filter to favor readability and also reduce the brightness of the screens.
In this menu you can even turn the side button into one for assistance or to call a contact in an emergency.
Amplify the volume It can help you to be aware of the phone even if it is done intelligently, in the case of an Android device, just go to Settings, enter the Additional Settings section, then Accessibility, also Sound Amplifier and there you can select the option of ‘open sound booster’ , there you can choose if you want to boost Sounds around you or play them on the phone.
Finally you can connect the headphones and press the Play button to make the changes.
In Apple in the configuration option in Sounds and vibration, you can modify those aspects in the security of hearing aids prioritizing external or internal sounds with the use of the devices.
In accessibility you can request a subtitles, add MFI devices to expand the sounds if required and also the iphone or ipad can recognize certain sounds in case of shock, injury or emergency, to call a contact.
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