Using Personal Hotspot via USB

If you can, using Personal Hotspot via USB is a fast and reliable way to use Skala Preview with iOS devices.

Please note that Skala Preview 2 has native USB support, so you don’t need to set up Personal Hotspot to use USB — just plug in your iOS device to your Mac.

Setting it up Personal Hotspot

Plug your iPhone, iPod or iPad in to a USB port on your Mac, then turn on Personal Hotspot in Settings → Personal Hotspot. You should now see a blue status bar on your iOS device, indicating that a connection via USB has been made.

Your Mac and iOS device can now talk to each other via USB, which is faster and more reliable than using Wi-Fi.

Ensuring internet is still via Wi-Fi

With Personal Hotspot enabled, internet traffic for your computer may be routed via your iOS device, which may incur charges from your carrier.

To ensure your Wi-Fi or Ethernet is used for internet on your Mac, rather than your iOS device, change the priority in Network under System Preferences.

Personal Hotspot isn’t always available

Personal Hotspot isn’t available on devices that don’t contain cell networking. Some carriers also require additional fees for Personal Hotspot or block it outright.