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Hotspot question

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jcherepy, Jan 9, 2013.

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    I did a quick search, but I could find an answer. If I set up my iPad 3 as a hotspot, does it have to be "awake" in order to function? Would I have to set Autolock to never?

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    Bill
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    I'm going to go with "No."

    I don't have an active data account for the iPad, so I tried this on my iPhone. I activated the iPhone's hotspot feature and connected the iPad to that hotspot. Then, I put the phone to sleep (pressed the button on the top. The connection is still active and I was still able to access the Internet (among other things - I also tried the App Store ... no problems).

    So, given that it works fine when the iPhone is asleep, I see no reason why it wouldn't work the same if you were using the iPad to provide the hotspot.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks for the reply. I suspected that was the case.

    Bill

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