Defex has been optimised to allow you to conduct your inspections on-site - via a mobile or tablet. But not all devices are connected to the Internet with a SIM card. So here’s a quick tutorial on how you can use your mobile phone to create a “mobile hotspot” and connect to Defex on the go. These days, nearly all smartphones have the ability to create a ‘mobile hotspot’. This allows you to create a wifi connection for another device using your mobile data. This process is commonly called tethering. Creating a hotspot is a simple process and gives you the ability to use all of Defex’s features on-site.

To create a hotspot on iOS:

Open your settings
Go to Personal Hotspot
Turn on and if prompted choose the “Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth option”

To create a hotspot on Android:

Open your settings
In the ‘Wireless & Networks’ option, tap more
Then, tap Tethering & Portable Hotspot
Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to switch it on or off.

By doing this, you can create an internet connection anywhere for any device. This is especially handy if you are onsite with a tablet that doesn’t have mobile data capability.

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