iOS 5.1 iPad 2 does personal hotspot work?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Bigmacduck, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2009
    Cook announced today that the new iPad supports personal hotspot via 3G cellular if the carrier supports it.

    Has anyone already upgraded their iPad 2 to iOS version 5.1 and tested the personal hotspot?

    Because this feature was missing so far, I had to jailbreak my iPad 2. ( single most important reason for me to jailbreak the iPad 2)
  2. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    Same as the iPhone I guess. Switch the hotspot on in settings. That's all you need to do.
  3. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I think he meant for the new iPad only.... :S
  4. DopeyFish macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    I really do wonder how long the battery life for the hot spot will be when the screen is off!

    Could be looking at a long term solution :-o
  5. iHenry macrumors member


    Feb 27, 2012
    After upgrading, I could not find where or how to activate it on my iPad2, the personal hotspot was something I was really waiting and hoping for when I read about the feature on the new iPad release event today.
  6. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Again, it's only for The New iPad.

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