iOS 8 hotspot not asking for password when another device connect??

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by striders, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. striders macrumors 6502

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    I have setup personal hotspot on my iPhone 6+ running 8.1.2. I also put the hotspot password. The phone have iCloud account setup.

    I have a new iPad Mini 3 with 8.1.3 with iCloud account also setup. I turned on the iPhone 6+ hotspot and the iPad Mini can see the hotspot name. I select the hotspot from the list of Wifi in the iPad Mini and.. it is connected without asking the hotspot password.

    Is this an expected behavior because both the iPad and iPhone have the same iCloud account?
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yes.
     
  3. striders thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!
     
  4. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah new iOS 8 instant hotspot feature which is part of continuity. It's a sweet
     
  5. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Just for info, you do not need to turn on or leave on the hotspot feature for this to work. When you're ready to use the hotspot from your iPad just open the settings app, go to wifi, and select your phone. It will turn hotspot on and connect automatically for you.
     
  6. striders thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is cool!
     
  7. striders thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Quick question: is the hotspot connection from the iPad to the iPhone suppose to be automatic? That is, if the iPad is connected to any Wifi access point, it will look for the hotspot connection.

    The reason I asked is because the iPhone hotspot is shown under Settings --> Wifi, but sometimes the iPad connect automatically while other time I have to select the hotspot and wait until the iPad connects.

    Problem is: when I manually select the hotspot, sometimes I just see a spinning circle and then got an error that say the iPad is unable to connect to the HotSpot. But on the iPhone, there is a blue bar that shows that 1 device is connected.
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Its manual. If it connects at times without having to go to settings-wifi then you're lucky. Its meant to be manual so far as I have found and read. I wish it was automatic.
     

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