Personal Hotspot just for new iPad or iPad 2 also?

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

  1. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Not clear from the presentation or the website whether the new personal hotspot feature is exclusive to just the new iPad or not? Any ideas?
  2. paulcdb macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2009
    doesn't look like, just updated and no sign.

    not that i'd use it, i have it on the phone!
  3. thelookingglass thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    I can't stand using it on the phone. Turns bad battery life even worse! Plus my data plan on the iPad is a bit more generous and cheaper than on the iPhone.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    Dear all,

    to resolve this problem you should complete following steps:

    1. Download operators list from here -
    2. Look for most modern profile of your operator (looks like http://appldnld.appl...xxxx.ipcc). Then copy URL of this profile and paste it into address bar of your browser to download it.
    3. Download this profile (ipcc file)
    4. Close iTunes if it's opened and running
    5. Open Terminal
    6. Put and execute following command: defaults write carrier-testing -bool true
    7. Close Terminal
    8. Connect your new iPad via cable
    9. Run iTunes
    10. Press and hold option key while clicking "Check for Update"
    11. In dialog window point to the downloaded ipcc file (downloaded on step 3)
    12. Wait until synchronization will be completed.
    13. Disconnect iPad
    14. Reboot iPad
    15. On the iPad open Settings > General > Network >
    16. Switch on the Personal Hotspot setting
    17. Personal Hotspot should appear in Settings and should function normally.
    18. Enjoy your life!

    Good luck!!!
  5. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    The personal hotspot is just that and, as I understand it, up to 5 devices can connect to it with Vz. I use a bluetooth connecion AND KEEP MY iPHONE plugged in to a power source while using it. It's very fast, faster than my DSL! However, there is a 2 GB limit with Vz's $20/month hotspot plan. But for occasional travel, it's well worth it.
  6. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    did you just posted instructions to activate that on the new iPad? isn't that on by default? we actually want that running for the iPad 2
  7. wsc9005 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2011
    Scotland, UK
    Hi, Please could you find me the file for Vodafone UK to enabling the personal hotspot on my new iPad ?? I have tried your instructions but i couldn't find the right file. Thanks in advance.
  8. peteg2857 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012

    do you know how to do this using iTunes on Windows 7

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