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Henrique Gusso
Posted Sep 11 - Read on Facebook

Came to work at a café this morning and found out the Wi-Fi doesn't allow devices to be seen across the network, so no Framer Preview.
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Ad hoc between Mac and iPhone works of course, but then no internet on Mac.
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And then magic happened. Turns out if you connect your iOS device by cable to your Mac, enable Personal Hotspot and then make sure "iPhone USB" comes after Wi-Fi on your Mac network interfaces list, you get *the best Framer Preview experience you ever had*.
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Both devices connect to the public Wi-Fi internet, but can still see each other through the USB network they have between themselves. Which means seriously stupidly fast refreshes. 📲

8 Comments

Maximilian Bredow

I second Radek's opinion. So far the preview on mobile feature has been a miss/hit experience. In certain circumstances (large prototype file, public Wifi, low Wifi connectivity or bad mobile network connection) a good old USB cable would be preferable. I imagine it could also enhance recording capabilities (currently, I use Quicktime)

Jonas Treub

Great tip! I didn't know about this 🙈

Koen Bok

I really wish Apple would enable networking over usb without having to enable hotspot.

Rasmus Andersson

Koen, just sprinkle some PeerTalk over framer preview. https://github.com/rsms/peertalk

Jordan Robert Dobson

So will this work with AT&T users? Where you can't typically share your data connection?

Benjamin Den Boer

Ooh, nice tip!

Arturo Goicochea

Has anyone found a way to do this...with an iPad...with no cellular? I mean an alternative that accomplishes the same thing

Radek Kyselý

While I'd love to have simply USB connection Framer to Framer App just as Sketch has :)

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