Personal Hotspot
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Apple iPhone 5s

Personal Hotspot

Set up your device as a personal hotspot and share your data connection with Wi-Fi-capable devices.

  1. Use your AT&T device as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to share your data connection with Wi-Fi-capable devices such as: smartphones, tablets, netbooks, MP3 players, and more. From the home screen, select the Settings app.

    Note: Eligible data plan required, learn more.

    Step 1

  2. Select Personal Hotspot

    Step 2

  3. Select the Personal Hotspot switch to turn the mobile hotspot on.

    Step 3

  4. To change the personal hotspot's password, select Wi-Fi Password

    Step 4

  5. Change the password as desired, then select Done

    Step 5

  6. To change the network name, from the Settings screen, scroll to and select General > select About > Name. Rename your device using the on-screen keyboard, then select Done.

    Note: The Personal Hotspot network name is the same name as your iPhone. Learn more from Apple support article: Change the name of your iPhone.

    Step 6

  7. When devices are connected to the Hotspot Wi-Fi network, 'Personal Hotspot' and the number of devices connected will display in the Status bar.

    Step 7

  8. From the Personal Hotspot screen, select the Personal Hotspot switch to turn the hotspot off. 

    Note: Learn more from Apple support article: Share your Internet connection with Personal Hotspot. If you can't join a Personal Hotspot or can't connect to the Internet using a Personal Hotspot, get help here.

    Step 8

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