Per­sonal Hotspot

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We’ve long had the abil­ity to use an iPhone’s mo­bile net­work con­nec­tion to connect to an iPad or a Mac to the in­ter­net. How­ever, Per­sonal Hotspot works a lit­tle dif­fer­ently in iOS 8 than it did in pre­vi­ous ver­sions. Like the other parts of Con­ti­nu­ity, it re­lies on your iCloud ac­count to ver­ify that you’re the owner of both de­vices, so as long as your iPhone, Mac and/or iPad are signed into to the same iCloud ac­count, you won’t need to type in a pass­word.

There are three ways to share an iPhone’s in­ter­net con­nec­tion: over Wi-Fi, Blue­tooth and USB. The lat­ter of­fers the fastest con­nec­tion and low­est bat­tery us­age, but Wi-Fi is the sim­plest to use. Switch on Per­sonal Hotspot in your iPhone’s Set­tings app, and se­lect the iPhone in your Mac or iPad’s Wi-Fi menu.

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