How To Use Personal Hotspot On iPad Mini

How To Use Personal Hotspot On iPad Mini
How To Use Personal Hotspot On iPad Mini

You can use Personal Hotspot (on Wi-Fi + cellular models) to share an Internet connection with a computer or other devicesuch as an iPod touch or iPhoneconnected to your iPad via Wi-Fi. You can also use Personal Hotspot to share an Internet connection with a computer connected to iPad via Bluetooth or USB. Personal Hotspot works only if iPad is connected to the Internet over the cellular data network.

Note: This feature may not be available in all areas. Additional fees may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.

  • Share an Internet connection: Go to Settings > General > Cellular and tap Set Up Personal Hotspotif it appearsto set up the service with your carrier.

After you turn on Personal Hotspot, other devices can connect in the following ways:

  • W-Fi: On the device, choose your iPad from the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
  • USB: Connect your computer to iPad using the cable that came with it. In your computers Network preferences, choose iPad and configure the network settings.
  • Bluetooth: On iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. To pair and connect iPad with your device, refer to How to use Bluetooth.

When a device is connected, a blue band appears at the top of the iPad screen. Personal Hotspot remains on when you connect with USB, even when you arent actively using the Internet connection.

Note: The Personal Hotspot icon appears in the status bar of iOS devices using the Personal Hotspot.

  • Change the Wi-Fi password for iPad: Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Wi-Fi Password, then enter a password of at least 8 characters.
  • Monitor your cellular data network usage: Go to Settings > General > Usage > Cellular Usage.

Note: This article will work on all iPads using iOS 6; including iPad Mini, iPad 2, The New iPad (iPad 3), iPad 4 (iPad with Retina display).

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