by Iain Wilson
As web developers we use a range of mobile and tablet apps to check and look after our websites. The Nexus 7 is our tablet of choice and what a fabulous tablet it is!
Fits inside my jacket pocket and gives access to everything I need when I'm away from the office.
I used to use my iPhone for that kind of thing but it is just that little bit too small.
Of course the Nexus 7 only has Internet access when Wi-Fi is available which can be a bit of a problem when you're out and about. No problem I thought, I can just tether it to my iPhone via Personal Hotspot and Bluetooth and will have a 3G connection.
Not quite as simple as that. Every time I tried to pair the two devices, they saw each other and both had the same security id, but the Nexus seemed to think they had paired but the iPhone didn't and was coming up with messages such as 'Nexus 7 not supported'.
After several hours and I found that the way to do it involved a strict sequence of actions, so here they are. These are for Android 4.2, so if you're using an older OS on the Nexus, the Bluetooth steps are slightly different.
Once you've done this successfully, the devices should remember each other and you won't have to do steps 5-8 again.
Hope it works for you!