To discover all the advantages of seniors using mobile phones, simply continue reading to learn about some of the functions which seniors can use on their mobile phones.
How seniors can make use of mobile phones:
1. To see and interact with their family members on a daily basis
Many seniors enjoy being able to see and interact with their loved ones using video call applications such as Facetime and Skype, instead of only hearing their family members talk on traditional calls. Seniors who have children or grandchildren who live in different cities or countries may particularly enjoy the convenience of being able to chat with their children or grandchildren on their mobile phones.
As an added benefit video calls can usually be conducted over WiFi and as a result are usually relatively inexpensive and a great way to catch up with loved ones who live abroad.
2. Seniors can use a wide variety of apps to simplify their lives
Seniors who are particularly tech-savvy can also download and use a wide variety of apps, in order to make their everyday lives a whole lot easier.
As an example, a senior may choose to download a ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft in order to request affordable rides to and from their local shops or doctor’s appointments. While other seniors may want to use apps in order to order their groceries online. Instead of having to drive down to their local grocery store themselves.
3. Seniors can use mobile phones as their primary camera instead of carrying around a digital camera
Instead of having to lug around a traditional digital camera, seniors can use mobile phones to document important memories. As an example, a senior may use their mobile phone’s camera in order to take photos of their pet or their grandchildren or of their vacations.
Better yet, they’ll also be able to access the photos on their photo reel, in order to share them with their friends.
4. Seniors can use mobile phones in order to message their friends
Many seniors also download messaging apps such as Viber to be able to message their friends. Some seniors even set up groups on messaging apps, for their real-life social groups.
5. Seniors can use their mobile phones to watch TV shows and movies
Seniors can also use their mobile phones in order to stream or download their favorite TV shows and movies. Which can be a great form of entertainment when they are looking to kill time, such as when they’re catching a bus or train or waiting for their scheduled doctor’s appointment.
Seniors who have difficulty hearing can also download TV shows and movies which boast closed captions, which make understanding the plot of their selected TV shows or movies a breeze.
6. Seniors can stream music from their mobile phones
Seniors can also stream their favorite songs from their mobile phones by downloading a music streaming app such as Spotify or by simply looking up their favorite songs on Youtube.
Hopefully after reading the article listed above you now understand how useful mobile phones for seniors can be!