Personal Hotspot

Personal Hotspot

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


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

• Quickly turn hotspot on or off
• Turn hotspot on or off through settings
• Update hotspot password
• Change the network name
• View connected devices

 

Quickly turn hotspot on or off

To quickly turn your Personal Hotspot on or off, swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen to access the Control Center, then select and hold the center of the Connectivity tab. Select the Personal Hotspot icon.

Note: Learn more from the 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, click here.

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Turn hotspot on or off through settings

1. From the home screen, select the settings app Settings app.

2. Select Personal Hotspot. Select the off switch Allow Others to Join switch to turn the mobile hotspot on.

Note: Wi-Fi must be turned off to enable Personal Hotspot.

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Update hotspot password

To change your Personal Hotspot password, from the Personal Hotspot screen select Wi-Fi Password. Edit the password as desired, then select Done when finished.

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Change the network name

From the Settings screen, select General > About > Name > use the keyboard to update your device name as desired > select done.

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

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View connected devices

When a device is connected to the Hotspot Wi-Fi network, the personal hotspot icon Personal Hotspot icon will be displayed in the Status bar of the lock screen.

Note: Multiple devices can connect simultaneously to your iPhone's Personal Hotspot. To view the number of devices connected to the Personal Hotspot, swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen to access the Control Center, then select and hold the Connectivity tab. The number of connected devices will be displayed under Personal Hotspot.


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