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Topic # 154290 23-Oct-2014 14:46
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So, my new iPad Air 2 can see my iPhone 6 personal hotspot, even thought the hotspot is not turned on. In addition I can then connect to it without entering the key.

Is this a feature?




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  Reply # 1160726 23-Oct-2014 14:51
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yes new on iOS 8.1. automatic hotspot also happens for any macs you have.

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  Reply # 1160728 23-Oct-2014 14:52
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I recall there is a function called Instant Hotspot, its probably that. I think that covers the "in owner" devices so that it just works. If you wanted an outsider to access your hotspot, you would use Persnal Hotspot. Thats what I recall reading recently

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1160729 23-Oct-2014 14:53
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I had that while on 8.0 but since updating to 8.0.2 and then 8.1 it has disappeared and have to manually unlock both devices to connect. too much of a pain so I usually just use my cellular on the iPad

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  Reply # 1160738 23-Oct-2014 14:55
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"If you’re out of Wi-Fi range, your iPad or Mac can connect to your phone’s personal hotspot when your iPhone is close by.* With the new Instant Hotspot feature, you’ll see the name of your iPhone in the list of Wi-Fi networks in Settings on your iPad, and in the Wi-Fi menu on your Mac. Just select it and you’re connected. And when you’re not using your phone’s network, your devices intelligently disconnect to save battery life."

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  Reply # 1160763 23-Oct-2014 15:20
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That's pretty cool. Probably should have done my research first, as I probably wouldn't have bothered with the cellular model had I known!




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  Reply # 1161008 23-Oct-2014 21:28
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Paul1977: That's pretty cool. Probably should have done my research first, as I probably wouldn't have bothered with the cellular model had I known!


For me the GPS chip in the 4G version is a must so regardless of if I have a sim card in it (which I do) I would always go for the cellular version.

If the ipad could use the iphone's gps chip and use it as a hot spot that would be quite cool. As it stands I get a free connection for both of my ipads with my Mobile plan now so it isn't a big deal :)

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dickytim:
Paul1977: That's pretty cool. Probably should have done my research first, as I probably wouldn't have bothered with the cellular model had I known!


For me the GPS chip in the 4G version is a must so regardless of if I have a sim card in it (which I do) I would always go for the cellular version.

If the ipad could use the iphone's gps chip and use it as a hot spot that would be quite cool. As it stands I get a free connection for both of my ipads with my Mobile plan now so it isn't a big deal :)


I agree. iPads aren't cheap, and I hardly ever need cellular, but I always get a cellular iPad . Nice to have it if needed.

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