How to Use the iOS 8 Hotspot

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One of plus point of iPhone 6 is you can use its iOS 8 Hotspot to connect your iPad to your iPhone so you can see important information like signal strength and battery life on your iPhone. Features of new iOS 8 Hotspot are the same on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the other older iPhone. You’ll also find similar option on an iPad with LTE connectivity.

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Most plans support using the iPhone or iPad as a hotspot at no extra charge. If you this plan, you can try turning on the iOS 8 hotspot to see. If it is not, you will see a number to call so you can turn it on. Remember to plan how much data allows before using the iPhone as a hotspot to connect portable gaming systems, iPads and laptops because it can use data faster than normal phone use. Normally a hotspot feature is not bound in a contract, so you can add it and remove it whenever you want. If you are on shared data it normally includes access to the iOS 8 hotspot feature.

Well, for instant let’s see How to Use the iOS 8 Hotspot and how you can use this great feature. Since most of the iOS 8 hotspot features are the same as in iOS 7, so you will be familiar with how to use it. If it is the first time you use iOS 8 hotspot, you will need to turn it on before it shows up in the main settings screen. Do it as follow: go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot > On. After you do this once iOS 8 adds a shortcut to the main settings menu for faster access to the iOS 8 hotspot settings and to turn the feature on and off.

All you need to do to use the hotspot is turn the iOS 8 hotspot on and then enter the password on the device you want to connect with and the device will connect so you can start using it to get online. The best thing to do is set up your iPhone hotspot with a hard to guess, but easy to remember password. Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Tap on Password > enter a new password to change this. If you already connected you will need to enter the new pass code. To see how much data you are using on the iOS 8 hotspot you can go to Settings > Cellular > Scroll Down > Tap on System Services > See Personal Hotspot data usage.

How to Change iOS 8 Hotspot Name

You can change the iOS 8 Hotspot name of your iPhone. If you want to make this change, go to Settings -> About -> Name -> type a new name. This changes the name your iPhone uses for syncing and what will show up on some Bluetooth connections as well. And whenever you want to change it, you can repeat the same procedure so that you can change its name. Well, that’s all about How to Use the iOS 8 Hotspot. Hopefully it is quite helpful for you and also the other readers. Please feel free to let us know if you have any problem after you apply any steps written in this tutorial so that we can make it better. Thank you.

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