Does anyone have experience using a smartphone hotspot to upload pictures to that phone with an Eye-Fi card? I have an Android with working hotspot and a D7000. When I am not by a wireless connection, I want to use my phones hotspot. Does anyone know how to do that, or if it can be done.
I'm not sure why you need the phone hotspot, as the Eye Fi Card creates its own hot spot. What are you trying to do? Last fall in Yellowstone, I used the Eye Fi card to transfer photos wirelessly to my iPad, which is Wi FI only. If you just want to transfer photos to your phone, all you need is the Eye Fi App. However, I don't know if the app is available for Android.
Thank you. I do have the eye-fi app, and it seems to only upload when I'm by wifi. Suggestions? I have an email into Eye-Fi but didn't hear back yet. Any suggestions you can offer would be appreciated.
You need to set up your iPhone to connect with the Eye-Fi card via the wifi selection on your phone. The first time you connect the two you will need to make sure they are communicating securely.
The camera needs to be left on.
Ideally you will have small JPEG's of low quality going to the SD slot on your camera. This keeps the files small enough to transfer via wifi in a short time.
If they are connected, your phone can simply download the image into a folder - just like any other file. I normally download images automatically as they are taken. Then you can process, email, or upload the image as desired.
Be sure not to have your timeouts set too fine.
This is essentially the same way you transfer images to a computer via Eye-Fi. It simply recognizes the wifi connection, the images, and drops them into the designated folder.