Personal Hotspot makes your iPad work like a WiFi modem. It’s a great way to get up to five devices using the data plan that your new iPad uses. Verizon lets the new iPad users turn their iPads into WiFi hotspots which can then beam the data to five different devices which can use the network to get internet access.
Usually, once you’ve signed up for Verizon data plans, the Personal Hotspot feature of your iPad should turn on automatically. In case this does not happen, here’s how to turn it on and use Verizon Personal Hotspot on new iPad 3:
Go to Settings on your iPad
Tap the ‘General’ tab
The first option would be ‘Personal Hotspot’
When you are ready to turn it on, slide the switch and the Personal Hotspot gets switched on!
It’s really that simple because one of the prime features of the new iPad was this Personal Hotspot facility. Of course, it all depends on the type of data plan that you’ve chosen and the need for a WiFi Hotspot.
Turning on the Personal Hotspot makes your iPad work like a WiFi modem beaming signals all around. Make sure you have a safe password to protect this pseudo-WiFi because if someone else taps in on this, you are going to lose a lot of data to that person.
For users who have a lot of other devices but would like to use 3G / 4G speeds, the Personal Hotspot feature on the new iPad would be one of the best options to use. The hotspot thing comes in very handy when you are away from your broadband connection – for instance, like when you are traveling.
Personal Hotspots are also great when you have your friends using other devices and could do with some good Internet speeds. With the new iPad beaming 3G to other devices, they can get connected faster.
However, you must make sure that you require the feature absolutely. At times when you are not using the Personal Hotspot, you must turn it off. It helps in two ways:
saves the battery of the new iPad
prevents any unauthorized tapping in on the Hotspot.