Anyway to make a WiFi only iPad a hotspot?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MrMister111, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    I know you can make mobiles a hotspot to share a 3G cellar signal, but for example can you share an iPads WiFi with other devices?

    What I want is for a WiFi on the iPad which is using an WiFi login to share this to a phone. I can't see hotspot in the iPad settings, is this possible ar all?

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  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    No. The wifi can only be connected to one thing at a time, so if it's being used to connect to an incoming connection, it can't be used to connect to an outgoing connection.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah ok, so you can't use the Bluetooth then? ie WiFi for using for data, and BT for the connection from iPad to phone?
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Bluetooth connection is separate from wifi, so you can use wifi for data while you do something else with Bluetooth. But I'm not sure what you can do over Bluetooth between an iPad and iPhone -- the only uses I'm aware of is to play some games, and AirDrop files between the devices.
     

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