Life Hacks

How to Get Your Grandparents
to Love Tech

Go beyond emojis and get them up to speed.

It may be 2021, but that doesn’t mean everyone—grandparents in particular—loves 21st century technology. With not-so-fun computer and phone tutorials, we can’t really blame them. So now is the time to help them embrace their digital sides. Introduce them to tech that will not just make their lives better, but also help them feel safer and more protected.

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Protect what you love

Everybody misplaces stuff, but finding things can be super simple. With Galaxy SmartTag+¹, you can help your grandparents protect their everyday belongings and must-have items like keys, wallets and bags. Simply connect a Bluetooth-powered Galaxy SmartTag to the SmartThings app, then attach a SmartTag to whatever item your grandparents want to track. If an item gets lost, locating it can be as easy as launching the SmartThings app on a Samsung smartphone.

You can also track an item that belongs to an elderly family member if you ask for their permission to attach a SmartTag to their belongings. You'll worry less about your loved one losing something valuable to them.²

Help them stay safe

One of the best gifts for grandparents is showing them how much you care, even when you can’t be with them. Give yourself and your loved ones some peace of mind with Samsung's fall detection feature³ on the Galaxy Watch Active2, Watch3 and the Watch4 series. If a hard fall is detected, an alert system will go off asking your grandparents if they need assistance.³ If there’s no response within 60 seconds, their emergency contact will be alerted.³ They can also check their blood pressure and ECG (electrocardiogram) with the Galaxy Watch4.⁴

Keep them connected

Staying connected with the world can be overwhelming sometimes, but the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Buds Pro make it easier for your grandparents to stay up to speed with chats, video calls and news alerts. So before you jump on the next video call with your grandparents, let them see you clearly with the 11-inch edge-to-edge display on a Galaxy Tab S7.

Hook them up to useful apps and features

Thankfully, there's technology for the elderly that can assist with changes that may happen as we get older. For instance, the Magnifier Window feature on your grandparent’s Galaxy device, like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, can change the size and contrast of anything they’re reading for a clearer view. And with Samsung Pass, a platform that enables biometric authentication across multiple websites and apps, they won’t have to worry about remembering every single password. They can safely store all their passwords in one place for faster access to their logins.

  • ¹Requires initial setup on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone running Android 8.0 or higher & RAM 2.0GB above and opt-in for location tracking through SmartThings app.
  • ²The holder of the SmartTag may turn off the device at his or her own discretion.
  • ³Samsung’s fall detection feature recognises falls only when there is abrupt and high velocity movement. Requires smartphone pairing (i.e., network and Bluetooth connection) and sufficient battery charge. Requires registration of emergency contact in paired mobile device. Fall detection must be switched on and your location enabled to share with your emergency contact.GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to satellite signal such as buildings. The fall detection feature cannot detect all falls. Intense physical activity can trigger the fall detection feature and initiate calls to the emergency contact.
  • ⁴Galaxy Watch4 is not a medical/therapeutic device and is not intended for medical use. It is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions; or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease; or for the prevention or control of pregnancy.

They'll thank you later

Set your grandparents up for tech success.

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