You would need to add the mobile hotspot feature to your account. Check your data plan as you might already have it. Then turn on the hotspot in your phone settings.
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Good morning and hapy Thursday wilson974,
The mobile hotspot on the iPhone 4 is easily one of my favorite features. It's a great way to stay connected wirelessly on a laptop and/or tablet while on the go. I'm confident that you will love this amazing option to connect to the web. It will be my pleasure to assist in getting this feature working for you. May I ask do you have this service added to your wireless subscription? If so then I have noted the steps below.
Settings > General > Network > Personal Hotspot > On
On the iPhone 4 you have the option to connect up to five devices at the same time on a single mobile hotspot session. Please note that the steps may vary, depending on what version of iOS is installed on the device. Also, keep in mind that wi-fi has to be enabled on the device for this feature to work. Billing for this service may vary based on feature/calling plan selected. If yo have any additional questions or concerns then feel free to reply to this message so I can continue to assist.
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Because we travel a lot, I use my iphone 4's mobile hotspot constantly when we are traveling in the car. I use it to provide internet access on my ipad. Until this trip I have never had any issues getting my ipad to recognize the hotspot and provide internet use. However, on this trip, I have had continual problems with the handshake. The ipad pick's up my wifi name, but the linked rings(showing internet connectivity) do not often appear to indicate the internet is available. Both of my devices jave the latest IOS version, and my iphone shows a very strong tower signal. Can you explain whatnis going on? Thanks so much.
Just a thought, maybe its because your moving from cell tower to cell tower instead of being stationary.
Another thing to try is after you activate the hot spot is to change your password and try connecting again.
Hello LouiseLeighton! I want to make sure that you're able to use your hotspot when you're traveling. I utilize the hotspot on my phone all the time, so I understand the value it adds. The community really provided you with some great tips. So good, that I have to thank them for their assistance.
I'm not sure if any of those ideas resolved your concerns. So I wanted to add or ask if you're able to connect any other devices to your hotspot? Perhaps you could try a laptop or a PS3. If you're able to connect other devices, the problem could be with your iPad. I would suggest removing the remembered hotspot name and connection on your iPad and try to reconnect. Please let me know if any of this resolved your issue. Have a great day.
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Hi Chauncey, and thank you for the follow-up. We have reached our first destination, and so I will have to wait to test the suggestions once we are on the road again. The interesting thing was that I was able to use my husband's hot spot from his iphone, so I gave up trying on mine during the last leg of our trip. I will let you know what works once we are on the road again.
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