Easier way to access hot spot?

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  1. Jasonkrick macrumors member

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    I use about 10 to 12 gig of data per month. I am more than happy to pay extra to verizon for being able to tether unlimited data to any of my wifi device.

    But it is a bit of a pain to access

    Settings>personal hotspot>click on

    It is a three step process that I would like to have as a one button like an app on my main screen.

    Is there a way of doing this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    How are you even able to do that? Verizon doesn't allow tethering with unlimited plans.
     
  3. Jasonkrick thread starter macrumors member

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    I got grandfathered in with unlimited data and unlimited tethering for an additional monthly fee.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    Not with iOS 7 and without jailbreak the answer is no. Best you can do is keep the settings icon toward the top.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Op said he/she would be more than willing to pay extra.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Easier way to access hot spot?


    There is still no easier way to access the personal hotspot settings regardless of how much you pay. Maybe pay Apple 10 million to add a hotspot setting icon to control panel? :)

    With iOS 5 (maybe 6) or jailbreak you could get easy fast access too that menu.
     
  7. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    1. Jailbreak.

    2. Install CCToggles and Flipswitch.

    3. Enable Hotspot Flipswitch.


    a. Swipe up to show control center thingy. (whatever it's called)

    b. Press Hotspot.

    Now you're down to two presses, considering you aren't counting 'press power/home button' as one.

    Either way, it's one less button to press, but a lot of buttons to press in the meantime just to enable this. It would take you quite a few cycles of enabling/disabling hotspot via new method to justify getting it up and running vs. just doing it the old way.
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    CCSettings also has a hotspot toggle in the Control Center (and also required JB).

    Justification is a subjective matter. I definitely prefer using the CCSettings toggle.
     
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    You can also tether over Bluetooth, which you can connect to any time when the hotspot is enabled.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Only if you JB.
    You cant access it any faster or with fewer clicks on stock ios.
     
  11. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    bluetooth speeds are extremely limited probably not the best option
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not right now, unless you jailbreak and allow a feature-based app to give you that direct option.
     
  13. Jasonkrick thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the input so far, y'all!

    As for unlimited data tethering and Verizon.

    I called them today and they confirmed to me that as lorn as I have an unlimited data plan...I get unlimited data tethering. As long as I pay for it. Which, like I said, am happy to do.

    Tethering without paying for the hot spot option. Well, you will get away with it possibly in the short run. But eventually Verizon will find out and put an end to that...possibly ending your unlimited data plan.

    For me, it isn't worth it. I use too much 4G data.
     
  14. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    I pay for tethering with unlimited data.
    Used 80-100gb a month.
    Worth the $30 bucks a month IMO.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That the case with AT&T. If they catch u tethering for free they will switch your plan and add tethering.
    Verizon will not due to an agreement with the FCC. So you can tether for free with a jb device and they cannot force you to change or add a tethering plan.
     
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  17. risk235 macrumors member

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    You can add hotspot via the My Verizon app. It's $30 a month. Though you can add and remove it as you please. You will be prorated for the days you actually use it.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    That is not true. You are violating the terms of service and they can throw you off the network at the very worst. If you read the FCC decree, unlimited data users on LTE are exempted from the decree. It is true you get unlimited tethering and they cannot limit or throttle the tethering, but they sure as shooting can enforce their TOS, which requires a fee to tether.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57...ns-fcc-tethering-settlement-means-to-you-faq/

    Here is the salient excerpt from an article that summarizes the consent decree:

    "What if I have an old Verizon unlimited data plan? Can I download an app and avoid the $20 tethering fee too?"

    Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Verizon says that customers under the unlimited plan are required by the company's terms of service to pay an additional fee to tether their device.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's true on all LTE devices on Verizon's network.
    Ask those who been tethering for free for years on Verizon with jb LTE iPhones racking up tons of data with no problems at all. No notices, no throttling and no switching them off their unlimited data plans.
     
  20. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Those customers on a tiered data plan are in a different situation than unlimited. Tethering on a tiered data plan goes against the data allowance and VZW cannot stick these customers with a fee nor stop them from using the tethering app of their choice.

    However, just because VZW to your knowledge has not enforced the fee for unlimited customers with phones accessing the LTE spectrum doesn't mean it can't or won't. Further it doesn't mean they have abrogated their rights to do so in the future.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I know about the tired data plans. I wasn't talking about that.
    I was only talking about those on unlimited data plans that tether for free.
    And verizon cannot throttle or switch their plans due to an agreement with the FCC that states that they cannot touch LTE devices and that customers can install unofficial tethering programs on LTE devices only. They agreed to that when they purchased certain LTE spectrum bands years ago if you remember before LTE was deployed yet.
    I might search for a link with further details to show you if you don't believe still.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    You are not understanding what I am saying. I agree that unlimited customers get unlimited tethering. However, unlimited customers are required by the TOS, to which, the decree opts out, to pay a fee to tether. Those who jb their phones without paying the required fee to VZW run the risk of Verizon enforcing the TOS; to whatever end that is.

    This is not about VZW throttling or limited unlimited users; it's about violating the TOS by not paying the $30 fee for jb phones. You understand? (Not being snarky, your post discussed a different issue than I was discussing)

    Furthermore, I posted a link and excerpt that you completely ignored that stated VZWs position and my understanding as well.

    edit: there may be some unlimited customers with iphone 5s and later, by some stroke who can activate personal hotspot without a fee. I don't know if those customers exist, but this doesn't apply to them either. I have unlimited data and cannot activate personal hotspot without paying a fee.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  24. I7guy macrumors G5

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    From the article you posted:

    "But the situation is different for customers with grandfathered unlimited data plans. According to the consent decree "customers on unlimited usage plans must continue to pay an additional fee to tether their devices."

    I already posted that link above. So it's clear to me you are not really reading anything. :) Don't mean to pejorative.
     

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