How to make your iPad a Wi-Fi hotspot and share the internet
Want to share the internet from your iPad, but don’t know how? In this article you’ll find information on how to make a Wi-Fi hotspot on your iPad and share the internet with other devices.
Wi-Fi hotspot is the most convenient way to share the Internet from your phone, tablet to another phone, tablet, computer, or other device. Firstly, to share the Internet with iPad no longer need to be connected by wire, and secondly, you can distribute the Internet from iPad simultaneously to multiple devices, such as another phone, tablet, laptop, computer, TV, etc. Also we’ll see how to set or change the password from the Wi-Fi hotspot on iPad and set the fast internet in 4G or 5G if supported by your tablet. The speed of Internet access point Wi-Fi will depend on the number of connected devices, as well as what network supports your tablet 3G, 4G, 5G.
And so to give iPad Internet access via Wi-Fi and use it as a modem, we need to open the “Settings” and “Cellular. Then turn on the Internet on the iPad in the item “Cellular data”, as well enable high-speed Internet in the item “Enable 3G” (if your iPad supports 4G LTE, 5G networks, then the same turn in the item “Enable LTE”). Now we need to activate the Wi-Fi hotspot through the item “Modem mode“. Next, the modem mode menu will open and “Modem Mode” must be turned on. All, now you can share Wi-Fi with iPad, and other devices can use the Internet from her.
A computer, laptop, tablet, phone or other device that wants to connect to your iPad via Wi-Fi must open Wi-Fi and find your tablet in the list of available and connect to it by typing the password that is set on your device. You can change the password for the iPad Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you forget and want to see the password from the Wi-Fi on the iPad, it is visible in the “Settings” and “Modem mode“, and to change it, you need to click on the same item “Wi-Fi password” and change it to your. After you change your password on those devices that previously used the Internet via Wi-Fi, you’ll need to enter a new one.
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How to broadcast via WI-FI Direct?
Wi-Fi Direct. is a feature that allows you to play audio and video content from your personal media player or cell phone directly to a compatible TV without having to connect to your home network. It does not require a computer, wireless hotspot, or cable.
How to switch a personal hotspot between 2.4GHz and 5GHz modes?
You can switch between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands in your iPhone Modem Mode settings:
Open the Settings app on your iPhone 12 or newer Apple smartphone.
Tap “Modem Mode” in the main list.
Turn on the “Maximum Compatibility” switch.
This will force your phone to use the slower but more compatible 2.4 GHz band.
“Internet performance may decrease for devices connected to your hotspot when this switch is activated,” the feature description says.
In fact, that’s how the Personal Hotspot feature worked before the iPhone 12.
Conversely, the switch’s reverse deactivation tells your Apple smartphone to switch your personal hotspot to the faster but less compatible 5 GHz band.
How to turn off the mobile (cellular) Internet on your iPhone or iPad
Disabling mobile Internet on your iOS device is also very easy. just tap the slider next to “Cellular data” in Settings. The inscription On will change to Off, this means that the smartphone is no longer connected to the network. In the Control Panel, the Cellular Data button will change color from green to transparent.
Instructions: activate “Modem mode” on iPhone and iPad
Go to “Settings” on your iOS device and select the “Cellular” item.
Go down to the “Modem mode” settings. Here, you need to write the settings of your operator: “APN”, “Username” and “Password. You can find them on the operator’s website (the most popular ones are listed below).
After that restart your device (sometimes you don’t need to restart).
Now in the settings the item we are interested in will appear and it will be possible to distribute the Internet via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB.
Kyivstar (Kyivstar Ukraine)
- APN:www.ab.kyivstar.net (for prepaid subscribers) / www.kyivstar.net (for contract subscribers)
- Username: leave blank
- Password: leave it blank
Which other operators enable this feature?
In a special section of Apple’s site the following range of services supported by domestic operators is specified.
On the web-site of MTS, Beeline and Megafon there is information both about VoLTE and VoWiFi support. Other operators do not yet provide this option.
Currently it is a free service, only bundled minutes for outgoing calls are paid/spent.
In tariff packages it is activated by default, while in other packages it can be easily activated via operator’s application. The name of this chip is Internet-calls for MTS, the name of Megafon and Beeline is VoWiFi.
Connecting the iPad
iOS models have always been known for their simplicity. To configure the wireless network, go to “Settings” where you need to enable the module “Wi-Fi” by changing the position of the slider. After a few seconds, the module will find the available networks. You need to select the one you need. Networks can be secured, which will be indicated by a lock.