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Why am I not being asked for a password when connected via Hotspot (iPad to iPhone)?


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Why when I Connected via Hot spot from iphone 6 to ipad 3 but was not asked to input password


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
Has your iPad ever been connected to your iPhone 6's via the Hotspot feature before? If so, it is possible that it retained your password.


Well-known member
Aug 20, 2013
From what I can tell, if you're logged into your iCloud account on both your devices you simply do not need it, the devices know it's you. The password is so that someone else can't just log into your HotSpot. If you want to let someone use it then you give them the password to log in with their device. This has been my experience anyway. I've never had to put my password into my iPad to log in, it just connects when I select it.