Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, May 22, 2017.

  1. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
  2. max2 thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
  3. bufffilm, May 23, 2017
    Last edited: May 25, 2017

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Well, you shouldnt have bought a Wi-fi only iPad then.

    Sell it and get one with a cellular radio. Simple.

    (You're another poster that complains a lot...just like TH55.)
  4. kemperman macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2009
    is this what you're talking about?

    '4. Keep the Personal Hotspot screen open on the iPhone. You'll need the Wi-Fi password listed there'

    you only need to keep it open to find out the password which, once entered, will be remembered on the iPad.

    I regularly tether my phone and then lock it to conserve battery life, or am I missing something?
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    You don't have to keep it open. Or at least I've never had to. I just tried it, in fact, without issue.

    Perhaps you simply misread. From the article you posted:

    "When the iPad connects to the iPhone, a blue bar appears at the top of the iPhone's screen. This indicates that a device is connected to the Personal Hotspot. The iPad can access the Internet via the iPhone as long as the Personal Hotspot is turned on and the iPad is in Wi-Fi range of the iPhone.

    You can use the iPhone as you normally would even while the iPad is tethered to it. Personal Hotspot doesn't interfere with it. The only difference you may notice is that the iPhone's Internet connection may be a little slower than normal since it's being shared with the iPad."
    Emphasis mine.

  6. max2 thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    I know but you have to open it at first for it to work or see it on your iPad. :(

    Never use to have to do this.
  7. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    If the devices are close and bluetooth is on, you can go into the wifi settings on the iPad to find the "personal hotspot" of your iPhone, as long as both are on the same iCloud account. It will start it and join automatically..

    Otherwise, yes you do have to go into the personal hotspot settings on your phone, how else would you enable it and see the password?
  8. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    It's always been like this on iPhone. The hotspot is automatically disabled if no devices are connected and you don't have the hotspot settings displayed with the screen on.

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