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iOS hotspot how to prevent timeouts

I want to use a iPhone 5 as a wifi hotspot.

I turn on hotspot on the iPhone, everything works fine till the device using the hotspot stops using it (close the cover on my iPad for example). When I open the cover of the iPad again, the connection is lost and does not restart automatically.

I called Apple, they said the iPhone stops broadcasting the wifi signal after 90 seconds idle time.

To prevent this use settings General > auto lock > never.

This prevents the phone from sleeping but opens it up to security violations if I take it on the road.

Testing underway, will publish results.

Test1: let iPad with cover closed (sleeping) for 1 hour, reopen cover and after a moment, wifi connection working fine.

Test2: casual used of iPad seems to work fine so far.

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