1. qtrim's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to turn off the pulsing blue banner when I'm using my phone as a hotspot.
    04-09-2015 02:43 PM
  2. kch50428 said: Best Answer

    There's a good reason it's there, and can't turn off... people who "forget" it's on, and blow a data cap would be all over Apple like there's sand in the Sahara for allowing it to happen.
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    There's a good reason it's there, and can't turn off... people who "forget" it's on, and blow a data cap would be all over Apple like there's sand in the Sahara for allowing it to happen.
    Le Caid likes this.
    04-09-2015 02:46 PM
  4. Star1child's Avatar
    There's a good reason it's there, and can't turn off... people who "forget" it's on, and blow a data cap would be all over Apple like there's sand in the Sahara for allowing it to happen.
    Many of us including myself, have unlimited data plans and therefore are completely unaffected by data charges. I believe in this basis Apple should pull the finger out and include an option within settings for unlimited data users that remove such frustrating features as the Hotspot banner.
    10-13-2015 06:54 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Many of us including myself, have unlimited data plans and therefore are completely unaffected by data charges. I believe in this basis Apple should pull the finger out and include an option within settings for unlimited data users that remove such frustrating features as the Hotspot banner.
    Maybe they will in a future update. In the meantime, feel free to make that suggestion via their feedback form on their support website.
    10-13-2015 07:52 AM
  6. NoBanners's Avatar
    No movement on request, so posting is all that is left to users.

    What is worse is accidentally touching this throws up the hotspot screen with access password.

    The banner is bad, but Apple didn't think it through that they are regularly displaying the password for hotspot. This happens way to many times when I reach for the phone or dare to touch the top area. Of course, when this happens I and everyone around me can see screen.

    Just give me an option to enable/disable. Let me decide.
    08-25-2018 01:44 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    No movement on request, so posting is all that is left to users.

    What is worse is accidentally touching this throws up the hotspot screen with access password.

    The banner is bad, but Apple didn't think it through that they are regularly displaying the password for hotspot. This happens way to many times when I reach for the phone or dare to touch the top area. Of course, when this happens I and everyone around me can see screen.

    Just give me an option to enable/disable. Let me decide.
    I don’t agree. That password, if a strong one, is not easy to read from a distance and certainly not readable and memorizable faster than you can close the Settings screen.

    Yes, options are good, but not in this particular case.
    08-25-2018 01:52 PM
  8. RovingView's Avatar
    So you believe users are too stupid to be trusted with decisions, but this stupidity is reliable because they would never find a way to catch a password shown on a screen.

    So many problems here, not least of which is that you assume screen is only seen by a human (not camera) and that user is constantly watching to make sure hotspot screen is immediately closed when accidentally opened. (when not if)

    So it is acceptable to show a password that would give full use of phone's data buffer, but it is not permissible for user to hide banner that this data buffer is being used?
    08-25-2018 02:30 PM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    So you believe users are too stupid to be trusted with decisions, but this stupidity is reliable because they would never find a way to catch a password shown on a screen.

    So many problems here, not least of which is that you assume screen is only seen by a human (not camera) and that user is constantly watching to make sure hotspot screen is immediately closed when accidentally opened. (when not if)

    So it is acceptable to show a password that would give full use of phone's data buffer, but it is not permissible for user to hide banner that this data buffer is being used?
    Even in case of a camera, new connections are only possible if the setting is on screen. Connections also timeout when the device connected to the hotspot is idling.
    There are too many failsafes and other factors built in the hotspot feature, that in my humble and personal opinion don’t require any other work from Apple.
    08-25-2018 02:44 PM

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