Swisscom Academy: Courses for older people

Smartphone Module 1 (iPhone & Android)

Using a smartphone can be a challenge for people who are unfamiliar with the technology. Module 1 of the smartphone for older people course introduces you to the basic functions of your phone as well as the most important settings and buttons. With practical exercises, our trainers will encourage you to put what you have learned into practice independently.


In this course, we help you take the first steps with your iPhone or Android smartphone.

How you benefit

  • You know the answer to the question “What is a smartphone?”
  • You learn the basic features and functions of your smartphone

  • You know how to save Smartphone contacts and make calls
  • You can use your smartphone to write and send SMS text messages
  • You know tricks to make typing on the Smartphone easier

Target group

You own an iPhone or Android smartphone but have only just started using it. In the course, you would like to learn how to use your device properly. No prior knowledge is required to attend this course.

Bring with you

Bring your fully charged smartphone with you to the course. If you do not own a smartphone, we will be happy to lend you one to use during the course.

Costs in CHF


What our customers say

Never stand still

Rita Güntensperger




iPhone 8

Which courses did you attend and why?

“I realised at some point that if I didn’t do something I would just stand still.” The problem with older people like me is that we don’t trust ourselves to handle new technology. Young people are more fearless and just go for it.


To fully get to grips with my iPhone 8, I completed all the beginner smartphone courses: Modules 1, 2 and 3, and the workshop. I also attended the photography course.

What did you learn?

The photography course made an impression: It’s what gave me the idea while out on a hike of turning my hiking pole into a selfie stick.