ipad hotspot (verizon)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ercsliberty, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

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    i got the new ipad and i set the hotspot feature on it. than i connected my iphone 4s and was able to use the ipads hotspot just fine. problem is that when i leave the house and come back later, the iphone does not automatically connect to the ipads hotspot, i have to turn the ipad on, goto the hotspot tab (which is always on) , and then the iphone finds it and connects. does anyone know of a way to keep the ipads hotspot feature always "on"? thanks
     
  2. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    This is what made me stop using my iPhone hotspot with my Macbook Air. Frustrating.
     
  3. aka777 macrumors 6502a

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    Highly unlikely as your battery power would drain rapidly.
     
  4. ercsliberty, Mar 19, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012

    ercsliberty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lets hope there is a way to "fix" this

    well, found a temporary solution, as long as the screen is left on, and on the setting page with the hotspot tab highlighted, the connection remains solid, so when i use the ipad, before i put it down, i have to press the settings button. gotta be an easier way....
     
  5. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking about getting my Dad an Verizon iPad 3 so he can utilize the hotspot feature. So it sounds like it works pretty well speed-wise though?
     
  6. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    Speeds are good. I am getting like 10mb down on my AT&T 4s tethered through hotspot. However I share the same pain with the auto-connect not working. I have to go into the hotspot setting and turn it off and on every time I want my 4s to connect. Very annoying...
     

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