Personal Hotspot in iOS 5

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by ohsnap, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. ohsnap macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2004
    Does anyone else PH in iOS 5 at least 2-3 times a week every week? I do and I can tell you that it's no where as good as PH in iOS 4.x. I am using an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2 both with iOS 5.01 (retail not GM), and what happens is that i flick it on under the iPhone's Settings and it obliges well enough but when i try to bridge with my iPad 2, the iPad will just give me that spinning thing in the top left corner. Sometimes it will connect, sometimes it won't. Even when it does connect, i cannot use the iPhone's net. I've tried resetting everything, the behavior is still the same. I've also tried it with an iMac and a PC laptop, same result. Anyone have this same problem?
  2. AZ1578 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Same here. I just got an iPhone 4s with an AT&T personal hotspot and I can't get it to connect to my wife's iPhone 4s at al or my iPad 2 with regularity.
  3. Planky macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    The Sunny Isle of Wight
    I use WiFi Personal Hotspot on my 4s regularly with my MacBook Pro.
    It works flawlessly, not had a connection issue yet.

    Not tried it with another iPhone or iPad though.
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Tell both devices to forget each other then try again. Or, connect over bluetooth. I restored my iPhone and iPad fresh to 5.0 and I've had no trouble with hotspot.
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    The WiFi mode seems buggy since 5. Bluetooth & USB A-OK

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