iPad tethered to iPhone - Facetime?!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DannyBres, May 9, 2011.

  1. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Will an ipad tethered to an iphone 4 via personal hotspot be able to make facetime calls?
     
  2. maxap macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, you can only use FaceTime via Wi-Fi. The answer to your question is most probably: No.
     
  3. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    It should yes.....as the personal hotspot can be used via WiFi. Make sure to make a wifi connection and your iPad will have no idea it is on a 3G connection.
     
  4. DannyBres thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. kuyakit79 macrumors newbie

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    it should work according to apple peeps

    i went to apple store and they said it should work on iphone4 hotspot because it is a wi-fi. it will not work tethered to a iphone 3g/s because it is not considered a wi-fi.
     
  6. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    It works. Using ATT iPhone for facetime, wifi to a verizon iphone running as a hotspot.
     
  7. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    Using my iPhone 4 as hotspot, FaceTime works great on my iPad 2. I don't leave it on just when I want to make a FaceTime call or the wife sends me a text to let me know she is going to FaceTime.
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    As long as you use the wifi tethering as opposed to Bluetooth, this works.
     
  9. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Yes

    Your iPad thinks it's connected via Wifi so you should be able to FaceTime.
     
  10. DannyBres thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You cannot tether to a 3g/s to an ipad at all!
     
  11. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Nonsense. There's always bluetooth tethering.


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  12. NeroAZ macrumors regular

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    the iPad definitely differentiates a tethered connection from wifi. tethered is 2 rings and wifi is standard wifi icon. I tried while tethered and it didn't work, maybe i was in bad area, I will have to try again since several people are saying it works.

    iPad2 to iPhone4
     

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