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The Mystery Of The Hotspot Mode

MOBICIPNEWS on June 04, 2013

As a regular user of Mobicip's Safe Browser on iOS, chances are you have run into the mysterious 'Hotspot Mode'. It comes up occasionally when you launch Mobicip and looks different from the regular browser. An ominous timer at the bottom seems to be counting down to something!

Hotspot Mode Explained

A public WiFi access point at the library, coffee shop, or school typically requires you to accept the terms of use or sign in to use it. With Safari turned off, the Safe Browser attempts to bring up this page. To prevent misuse, the app opens in 'Hotspot Mode', a special window with a countdown timer, to enforce the step is completed within a reasonable timeframe.

Enable Hotspot Mode

By default, the Safe Browser has Hotspot Mode enabled for premium and non-premium users. Use the app at a public WiFi access point and it will open in Hotspot Mode is necessary. You can then accept the agreement and start using the browser.

Troubleshoot  or Disable Hotspot Mode

Some users have reported that the Hotspot Mode comes up unexpectedly at launch. The likely reason is that access to the Mobicip server is blocked. Adjust the settings on your router or request your IT administrator to allow the 'mobicip.net' domain.
Disable Hotspot Mode
If all else fails and you simply wish to disable Hotspot Mode, touch the action button, select Settings, and set 'Check for Hotspots' to OFF. 

To report issues or feedback, please contact support. If you are happy with Mobicip, please leave a quick review in the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Your feedback and help is much appreciated!
 
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