Seeking iPhone accessibility and upgrading assistance in the Los Angeles area

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I am looking to hire and "expert in accessibility for the blind, Voiceover, Siri, Etc., in Los Angeles, preferably in the Studio City, San Fernando Valley area.

I need help with upgrading m iPhone 6 IOS 8.2 to the current version and instruction for operating the latest software as I'm aware there are many changes from 8.2.

I'd also like instruction on the use of various apps.

If you know somebody with these qualifications or are that person, please email me and we can take it from there.


Shel Talmy



Submitted by Justin on Monday, March 13, 2017

I'm glad you are asking on here. I don't know if there's any instruction on this via trainers for iPhone/iOS, but we'll try our best to help on upgrading/iOs on here. Upgrading is simple. Just connect the device to iTunes with the lightning cable. By default your device should automatically back up all your files/data on the computer. You should then be presented with a update button in the summary page in iTunes. Click on that and follow the on screen prompts. It's simple to upgrade. Regarding app help, What are you trying to do. I didn't catch what you are doing with the apps. Please be more specific. Also with iOS 10, there really isn't much in regards to voice over that has changed. You still use the same gestures. There is a four finger swipe from right to left to move between various apps that are open.
HTH and good luck.

Submitted by david s on Monday, March 13, 2017


I’m in Santa Clarita. Yeah, you know… home of the Santa Clarita Diet. LOL Anyway, if you upgrade from 8.x to 10.2.1 on the iPhone 6, the learning curve isn’t that bad. It sounds more scary than it really is. Like Justin said, you connect your device to your Windows or Mac computer then it will let you know a newer version of the IOS is available and would you like to install it now? Click on no then click on File> Device> and select back up my device. When that’s done, click on file> device> and select transfer purchases. You can then proceede to upgrade to IOS 10.

If you are really freaked out about upgrading and would like to pay someone to walk you through and go over the apps, you might want to consider this other option. Instead of paying someone, take that money and purchase a used iPhone 6S or an iPhone 7. The newer device will likely have IOS 10.2.1. You can always move your SIM card between the two phones. This way, you can learn the new IOS on a newer device while still holding on to your iPhone 6 with IOS 8. Then when you’re really comfortable with the new IOS, you can sell the older device.

You found the best place on the web for IOS and OSX help. If you run into any problems, you can do a search on this site or post a question and someone will come along and help out.

HTH and good luck.

Submitted by techluver on Monday, March 13, 2017

If you don't find anyone else, I should have a little time early april. I could come to you and assist you then on this software, and we can agree on a price if you are interested. I could give you a block of 4 hours some weekend, since I am a college student it is hard for me to get away on weekdays. But I have been using IOS since the 3gs came out in 2010 so I have lots of experience.

Submitted by shelta on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In reply to by Justin

Thanks for the reply Justin, upgrading is done as I went to the Apple store and they were extremely helpful. I'm still looking somebody local who is expert in Voiceover/Siri/Accessibility to give me some private lesson....Thanks for your help. Shel

Submitted by shelta on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In reply to by david s

Hey David: Thanks for your reply. I got the upgrade done at the apple store, and you were right, it wasn't scary! Thanks for your input. Shel

Submitted by shelta on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In reply to by techluver

Hi Techluver: Thanks for your reply. Got the upgrade done at the apple store so putting everything else on hold. If I decide to go ahead with private lessons, I'll contact you. Thanks, Shel