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Using iPhone 3g on iPad [wifi only]

by LapinAgile / October 6, 2013 5:55 AM PDT

This is a bit confusing for me, but I'd like to use my iPhone 4s which has a 3g Verizon personal hotspot option on an iPad [wifi only] tablet for those times when I'm without wifi.

I've determined so far that the iPad would have to be a 3rd. generation device for this to work, but would the iPhone and iPad then have to usb'd together, or on Bluetooth, or how exactly would this work?

Thanks much for your advice.

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I'm going with confused.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 6:11 AM PDT

The hotspot feature does not require any 3rd gen device but simply any other thing that can connect to hotspots which ALL iPads can do.
Bob

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And would that be ALL things? Like an HP laptop?
by volvogirl / October 6, 2013 6:35 AM PDT

Just wondering if an iPhone hotspot could connect to a non-Apple device.

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In short
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 6:43 AM PDT

Anything that can connect to wifi hotspots should be good to go. Good question and I wonder how many get an Apple laptop because they were unsure?
Bob

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This from the Apple site...
by LapinAgile / October 6, 2013 8:30 AM PDT
'Learn how to share your cellular data connection using Personal Hotspot, the Internet-sharing feature on iPhone, iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular or later, and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular.'


What you're saying is good news of course, but I had read this from the Apple site earlier and assumed that when I get the iPad it should/must be a 3rd gen. model. Maybe they're just trying to upsell me?

Thanks
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(NT) I'd make that bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2013 8:31 AM PDT
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I think that means
by volvogirl / October 6, 2013 12:34 PM PDT

you can turn your 3rd gen iPad or mini INTO a hotspot to connect other devices. If you have the ones with WiFi AND cellular.

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