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    Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 9:08am
Is anyone using the hotspot app on android.
I'm finding it a little unreliable.

Most days wifi will connect without issue, but some days not.
It's illegal to mess with a phone whilst driving, so if it hasn't connected in the first 30 seconds or so, it's too late, I'm on my way.

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Same here. It is very hit and miss, more miss than hit.

I've also found if you set the app in auto mode and then try and use the phone's tether option to connect a PC the Kia Hot Spot switches the tether off after a few seconds. You have to switch auto mode of to get tethering to work.

It's a great idea, but the implementation is poor.
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No problems with mine, samsung j3.
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My phone is a Galaxy S5.

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Does anyone know of an Iphone hotspot app?... or can you perhaps use the existing iphone hotspot functionality to connect to Kia through wifi by any chance? ..... thanks
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Originally posted by Paulbell Paulbell wrote:


Does anyone know of an Iphone hotspot app?... or can you perhaps use the existing iphone hotspot functionality to connect to Kia through wifi by any chance? ..... thanks


There's no iPhone hotsopt app by Kia but it doesn't mean you don't get that feature, it just means it's not automated for you. All you have to do is enable your hotspot and connect to it via the head unit.
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No problems here, Moto X Style (Nougat).
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Thanks for the prompt response Othysseus..... cheers I’ll try it tomorrow....
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I was using the App fine for about 3 months since I purchased the car but then it started to fail to turn on my phone's hotspot. I uninstalled and then re-installed the App and re-paired everything and it's been OK again since.

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