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  • 75. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    wpringleuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can also confirm that Three (UK) support this feature

     

    On the iPad 3, it's under Setting-General-Network

  • 76. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    ubergreg Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have an iPad 2 on Three UK (just got it recently) and haven't been able to find any Personal Hotspot options in the settings. I've tried adjusting the settings as mentioned earlier, but nothing. All software is up to date

     

    That said, I'm not sure if this thread is only for New iPad users – did anyone with an iPad 2 on the Three network in the UK get this to work?

  • 77. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    Parallex33 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    Unfortunately it is only an option on iPad 3

  • 78. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    ubergreg Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Aw man... thanks for clarifying, though.

  • 79. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    johnmacward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are you saying that this is only available as a feature on iPad 3 and not any of the preceding iPad versions. Then I'm lucky and unlucky as Three Ireland haven't switched on the option although according to their reps they are "in discussions with Apple" over this.

  • 80. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    Parallex33 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    Yup.  Unfortunately it was only a feature on the 3rd generation iPad.

  • 81. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    tfngwena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just been on the phone to Orange UK. They dont "currently support this feature" although they are willing to take feedback. It seems a real shame that they force you to use the iPhone for tethering when an ipad is better suited.

     

    Ah well.

  • 82. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    tfngwena wrote:

     

    Just been on the phone to Orange UK. They dont "currently support this feature"

    Yes they do as mentioned by all the responses in this topic.

  • 83. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    tfngwena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Orange UK ?!? are you sure you dont mean 3UK. I've read the posts.

     

    If im missing something, can someone tell me how they got around tech support who refuse to set it up on my iPad 3

  • 84. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    Sorry.

    Perhaps if I could learn to read english (as opposed to american), this wouldn't happen...

     

  • 85. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    frustrated user. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think everyone's a bit confused re the personal hot spots issue! The ipad dose not display a personal hotspot icon.

    You set up your personal hot spot on your phone I have iphone 4 and had no problem setting up by wifi and blue tooth.You can either pair your ipad with blue tooth you can then go on the internet etc.Or set up your personal hot spot,it will be named the same as your phones name.You then join the wifi connection using the wi-fi password displayed on your phone.Its just the same as joining any other network.

    As I have wireless internet at home I only need to use my personal hotspot when away from home where there isnt any free wi-fi.My ipad goes every where with me so its great to be able to use it by sharing my phones wi-fi.

  • 86. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    frustrated user. wrote:

     

    I think everyone's a bit confused re the personal hot spots issue! The ipad dose not display a personal hotspot icon.

    No, you are confused.

    The iPad can be a wifi hotspot if it is enabled by the cell provider.

    You set up your personal hot spot on your phone
    Unless you have an iPad and want to set up the personal hotspot on it as noted here -> iOS: Understanding Personal Hotspot

    "Personal Hotspot refers to the Internet-sharing feature on iPhone 3GS or later* and iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular. "

    (emphasis mine)

  • 87. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    frustrated user. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I must admit Chris CA Im no expert on Ipads or any thing else for that matter.But as my iPad is wi-fi only i dont see how i could create a personal hot spot on it! My aim was to use my phones 3g when need! And it works !!

    I connect to my phone the same as any wi-fi network, with the password provided on my phone.I am pay as you go with Virgin Media.

  • 88. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    tfngwena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello

     

    It's definately a feature and is controlled by the carrier. Orange UK's official line was this when i spoke to them

     

    'The iPad does support HotSpots however we dont have plans to enable the feature now or int he future.' They do however accept feature requests so if you feel passionately you can speak to you network and tell them why its great.

     

    It's also directly refferenced on this Apple support page : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4517

     

    It exists.

     

    Tim

     

    PS clearly only a feature on Cellular devices. WIFI only devices would gain no extra advantage of having it and when it's enabled, your usual wifi connection if you have it on cuts off.

  • 89. Re: iPad personal hotspot (uk)
    dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)

    Can any one tell me which type of data plan (from UK's Three Mobile) will let you use the Personal Hotspot feature?  Prepaid or Monthly Rolling Contract or both?

     

    TIA

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