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Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by johnnyringo, May 8, 2013.

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    Is it normal for the hotspot to quit working even thought the hot spot switch is on? The switch has to be turned off and then back on before it will work again. Thanks JR
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    Yes, that's perfectly normal. If the device you're connected to goes to sleep, the connection is broken and the switch must be cycled as you describe.
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    It's a good idea to turn it off when you are not using it. I speak from experience. I was watching YouTube videos (as in full length movies)earlier this year, using my company's wifi. At some point, the wifi dropped, so the iPad grabbed the first thing that came along. MY IPHONE. The resulting bill was enough to give my wife palpitations. Now, I make sure I turn the hotspot off when I'm done with it.

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