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bufffilm

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This sucks.
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.)
 
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kemperman

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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?
 
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willmtaylor

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So this is how you tether now ?

https://www.lifewire.com/tether-an-ipad-to-iphone-2000093


I never use to have to keep the iphone Personal Hotspot screen open.
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.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204023
 

max2

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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.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204023
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.
 

theshoehorn

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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.
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?
 
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Channan

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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.
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.