Set Up Personal HotSpot - Apple® iPad®
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Set Up Personal HotSpot - Apple® iPad®

Note Personal Hotspot is only available on the iPad 4G or later.

Note For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer. Refer to Download and Install iTunes for assistance.

Note For system requirements for Personal Hotspot refer to Apple article: System requirements for Personal Hotspot.

Note To determine the device software version, refer to View Software Version.

Device Software Version iOS 6
Device Software Version iOS 7

 

Device Software Version iOS 6

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select Cellular Data.
  3. Select Personal Hotspot.
  4. Select Set Up Personal Hotspot.
  5. Personal Hotspot activation may take 1-2 minutes when complete, select Personal Hotspot.
  6. Ensure Personal HotSpot is On.
    Note Select the Personal HotSpot switch to set to ON.
  7. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth and USB only
    Personal Hotspot available over Bluetooth and USB only
    Note The USB connection is visible in the computer's network connections. Refer to Verifying Connected Networks Macintosh or Windows for additional assistance.
  8. The Personal HotSpot name will be displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    Note e.g. other users can look for your shared network using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth under the name displayed in quotes (e.g. 15-4-1391).
  9. The Wi-Fi Password will be displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password:
    1. Select the Wi-Fi Password field.
    2. Enter/Edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
      Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.

 

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Device Software Version iOS 7

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select Cellular Data.
  3. Select Personal Hotspot.
    Note If personal hotspot has been previously activated, skip to step 6.
  4. Select Personal Hotspot.
  5. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Note The Personal Hotspot activation process may take 1-2 minutes
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth and USB only
    Personal Hotspot available over Bluetooth and USB only
    Note The USB connection is visible in the computer's network connections. To verify the connection, refer to Verifying Connected Networks - Macintosh or Verifying Connected Networks - Windows.
  6. Verify the Personal HotSpot switch is enabled.
    Note Enabled when the switch is in the green position.
  7. The Personal HotSpot name is displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    Note e.g. Other users can look for your shared network using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth under the name displayed in quotes (e.g. 15-4-1391).
  8. The Wi-Fi Password is displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, select the Wi-Fi Password field.
  9. If desired, enter or edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.

 

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Last Modified: October 31, 2013
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