How to connect to Instant Hotspot with your Mac

Posted by phil on Samedi nov 5, 2016 Under IPAD, The IPhone Blog

How do I connect to Instant Hotspot with my Mac? You’ll need to adjust some setting on your IPHONE first! Instant Hotspot is part of Continuity, and lets you share the data connection from your IPHONE or cellular IPAD with your Mac or other device. It’s different from Personal Hotspot, which requires a password and connects like a standard Wi-Fi router, in that it uses your Apple ID for authentication, Bluetooth Low Energy (BT LE) for rapid connection, and Wi-Fi for data transfer. So it’s much faster and more convenient, but it’s really only meant for your devices. Instant Hotspot requirements Instant Hotspot broadcasts availability using Bluetooth Low Energy, authenticates by Apple ID , and transfers data using Wi-Fi. In order for Instant Hotspot to work, your IPHONE(s), IPAD(s), and Macs need to be: Signed up on a data plan that includes tethering (cellular device only). Running iOS 8 or later on the IPHONE or IPAD, OS X Yosemite or later on the Mac. Equipped with Bluetooth LE …

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