How to set up a Hotspot on an iPhone?

how to set up hotspot on iphone

Consider that you’re about to embark on a road trip and need to send an urgent email or locate a vital document online. Sure, you could use your phone, but wouldn’t it be more convenient to do so with a larger device? What can you do if you’re stranded without access to the internet? In this article, we’ll discuss how to set up a hotspot on an iPhone?

Simply use your iPhone’s hotspot. A suitable smartphone can be turned into an internet hotspot using Mobile tethering such as Wi-Fi tethering. It enables other devices to connect to your hotspot with just a few clicks. 

In this guide, you’ll learn how to set up a hotspot on an iPhone.

A Quick Tip: Tethering depletes battery life as well as data. If you plan to utilize hotspot mode regularly, investing in a portable charger is an excellent option.

How to Turn on Personal Hotspot on Your iPhone

Follow these steps to set up a personal hotspot on your iPhone:

Step 1

The first step to set up a hotspot on your iPhone is to make sure that the Wi-Fi is switched off. For this, go to “Settings > Wi-Fi” and turn it off. 

From the menu, tap ‘Settings’
Tap Wi-Fi and make sure it’s turned off

Step 2 

Next, go to “Cellular” and turn the toggle on for “Cellular Data.”

Press ‘Cellular’ from Setting
Toggle the ‘Cellular Data’ button so that it’s turned on

Step 3 

Now, click on “Personal Hotspot” to enable it and turn the toggle on for “Allow Others to Join.”

 Select the Personal Hotspot button
 From Personal Hotspot, enable the ‘Allow Others to Join’ option

Step 4 

Once you allow others to join, you will receive a notification asking if you want to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth or only USB. Select the first option. 

From the notification, select ‘Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Step 5 

Below “Allow Others to Join,” there is also an auto-generated password. You can use the same password or set another easy one. 

From the notification, select ‘Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

And that’s it! 

Your iPhone has now turned into a hotspot, and other devices can connect to it using the password.

But how? Let’s have a look!

How to Connect Other Devices to an iPhone’s Hotspot?

Once your iPhone’s hotspot is enabled, It’s time to connect other devices to it. 

On your phone or computer, go to the Wi-Fi menu and turn it on.

If you’re using Mac: It’ll be in the right top part of the menu bar. 

On Windows: It’ll be in the bottom right corner. 

If you’re using an iPhone: Go to the Wi-Fi settings. 

The name of the iPhone’s hotspot will appear in the list of available Wi-Fi networks. Here’s what to do next:

Step 1

Tap on this iPhone’s hotspot network and enter the password.

Step 2

Wait a few moments for the connection to establish after you’ve entered the password. 

And voila! Other devices are now using your iPhone’s hotspot.

Where Can You Activate Your Wi-Fi Hotspot?

You can use a hotspot as long as the signal is strong enough. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a train, in a car, at home, or in another city; if your mobile data is working, you can easily activate the hotspot. 

Final Words

If you’re in a position where you need Wi-Fi but can’t find it anywhere else, your smartphone may be able to help. Setting up a hotspot allows you to transform your phone into an internet source for other devices. It may sound complicated, but it’s effortless. Read the guide to know how to set up a hotspot on an iPhone and start surfing. 

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