How to share your MacBook wi-fi connection with your iPad

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How to share your Mac internet connection with your iPad
Step 1: On your MacBook, go to Apple > System Preferences > Bluetooth > Turn Bluetooth On.
Step 2: Turn Bluetooth On on your iPad.
Step 3: Your iPad should show up as a new device in the Bluetooth preferences of your MacBook. Click Pair. A six digit number will appear on your MacBook. This same number should show up on your iPad. Confirm the connection by tapping “Pair” on your iPad.
iPad Bluetooth MacBook pairing
Step 4: On your MacBook, go to Apple > System Preferences > Sharing, and do the following, as showed on the screenshot below.
  • Click on “Internet Sharing” from the menu on the left. Do not check the box yet!
  • Select: Share your connection from “Wi-Fi”
  • Check: To computers using “Bluetooth PAN”
  • Check the “Internet Sharing” box from the menu on the left
  • When asked if you’re sure you want to share your connection, select “Startshare mac internet with iPad
  • At this point, you should be able to get online on your iPad. Obviously, for this to work, your MacBook will have to be awake and connected to the internet.


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