Turning your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot is a pretty handy feature, allowing your laptop and tablet to use your phone’s web connection. WiFi hotspots are great for working on the go.
How it works? – A WiFi hotspot turns the iPhone into a Wi-Fi router, much like the one in your home. The iPhone connects to the internet using its 3G/4G cellular data connection, and then broadcasts this via a WiFi connection to your Mac, or other device that has a WiFi.
How to create an iPhone hotspot
- Open the Settings app, then select Mobile Data. (In iOS 10 or later. In some older versions of iOS you just selected Mobile.)
- Tap Personal Hotspot, and set Personal Hotspot to On. (Tap the slide so it turns green.)
- If WiFi and/or Bluetooth are off, iOS will ask if you want to turn them back on. We’d recommend doing so: without them, the hotspot will be limited to USB. This is more secure, however.
- Tap ‘WiFi Password’ and enter a suitable password… make sure you use a strong password (This isn’t related to your Apple ID or usual WiFi connection.)
- Now check the name of the hotspot listed under To Connect Using WiFi (we get “David’s iPhone”).
- Click the WiFi icon in your Mac’s Menu bar, or open the Settings app and tap WiFi on an iPad, and choose the WiFi hotspot.
- Enter the password from Step 4.
That is it. You should now be able to browse the internet on your MacBook, iPad or even other iphones using the connection provided by your iPhone.
If you haven’t got the WiFi icon in the Menu bar of your Mac, open System Preferences and click Network. Select WiFi in the list on the left. Choose the iPhone hotspot from the Network Name dropdown menu.
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