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Using iPhone hotspot with Apple Air 2

andyd01275

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Hi All,
I have an iPad Air 2 that doesn’t have GPS, that I know, but has anyone tried using there iPone as hotspot connected to their iPad to get GPS and using the iPad connected to the controller?
Thanks in advance. AndyD
 

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has anyone tried using there iPone as hotspot connected to their iPad to get GPS and using the iPad connected to the controller?
You cannot share GPS data over a hotspot connection.
 

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Yes, you can use a Bluetooth GPS receiver like the Garmin GLO.
 
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Actually, tethering your iPad via a hotspot to your iPhone does indeed allow you to use GPS on your iPad. It doesn't update as frequently as having a GPS chip would, but if you're not in a moving car or something like that it should be fine. I believe the way it works is that the iPad uses Wifi location-sensing, as it does when, for example, it's connected to your home network. But since your Wifi is coming from your phone, it assumes you are wherever your phone is.

WiFi-Only iPad 2 Gets GPS When Tethered to iPhone | Cult of Mac

The bigger problem is making sure that the wifi signal from the phone doesn't interfere with the signal from the MA controller.
 
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