How to make an iPad 4G a personal hotspot?

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased an iPad 4g and was hoping to use the data I purchased with it to feed my iPhone and laptop. I have been doing this with my iPhone 4 for some time now and was looking for a way to use my new iPad for this instead considering I have more than double the data available on the iPad.

    To my surprise I found that the iPad 4 doesn't have a personal hotspot function, nor does it have tethering. Can any one shine some light on this issue as to why? And if apple will be changing this?

    Thanks
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    Hi speroc-let me refer you to this thread, see if this helps. http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/67552-4g-hotspot-3.html

    Welcome to the iPadForum! This Forum offers so much information related to the iPad (original-New), Acessories, Apps, Help, and Apple News.

    The iPadForum also includes a Regional Ipad Group for international users across the world. This is a wonderful area to "find" members from your own country.
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    Thanks simonkey, not quite the answer I was hoping for but it did shine a bit of light on it for me, thanks again
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    Well, worth a try. Have a look around the iPad 3 section of the forum as well.

    Perhaps other members can chime in to help you. Good luck!
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    I have an iPad 4G and I just go into settings and turn on the Personal Hotspot and it works. We have tested it with iPad WiFi and Adndroid phones. I am on iOS 5.1

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