Setting up Personal Hotspot is as easy as ABC. But sometimes, this simple feature doesn’t work and one has to reset network settings on their iOS devices. This is one of the cool features that let you use your iPad or iPhone as a Wifi router or modem. Once you enable wireless Hostpost on iPhone you can easily create a Wi-fi on your Mac or Windows PC when your home or office Wi-Fi network doesn’t work properly. Moreover, by turning on Personal Hotspot on your iOS device, you can lend your internet to other iOS and Android users. Without further ado, let’s setup Personal Hotspot on iPhone and iPad.
Before you go ahead and turn on Personal Hotspot on iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus,7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus or later devices, you should know why you should enable this feature and how it works.
Why should you enable Personal Hotspot on iPhone?
As mentioned above, a Personal Hotspot turns your iPhone into a Wi-fi hotspot using which, you can run your Mac or Windows PC on that Wi-fi. So whenever your original Wi-fi network faces any technical issue and stops working, you can turn your iPhone into a Wi-fi router and connect your computer to this makeshift router.
How does it work?
Personal Hotspot works only when you turn on your mobile or cellular data on your iPhone. When you turn your iPhone into a modem, you can see a Wi-fi password on the screen of Personal Hotspot. You need to enter that password into your computer to connect it with this new temporary modem, i.e. your iPhone. Note that you can change that password later on so that others cannot misuse it.
IMPORTANT: You must share your Wi-fi password with a person whom you know thoroughly. Otherwise, there are chances that your Wi-fi network is misused by that stranger.
How to Setup Personal Hotspot on iPhone
- How to Enable Personal Hotspot on iPhone and iPad
- How to Change Personal Hotspot Name on iPhone and iPad
- How to Change Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone and iPad
- How to Find When Any Device is Connected to a Personal Hotspot on iPhone and iPad
- How to Disable Personal Hotspot on iPhone and iPad
Enable WiFi Hotspot on iPhone and iPad
First of all, you need to make sure that your mobile data or Wifi and Bluetooth is turned ON.
Step #1: Open Settings App on your iPhone.
Step #2: Tap on Personal Hotspot.
Step #3: Now, turn ON Personal hotspot switch.
Alternatively, you can swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to bring up control center. Then long press on Bluetooth icon and tap on Personal hotspot option to turn it ON or Off.
How to Change Personal Hotspot Name on iPhone and iPad
By default, your personal Hotspot will use your iOS device name you have mentioned while setting up your device. So if you want to use another name for Personal Hotspot then just change your device name in About. To do so, follow this steps:
Step #1: Launch Settings App on your iOS device.
Step #2: Next, tap on General.
Step #3: Now, tap on About.
Step #4: Tap on Name.
Step #5: Here you need to enter the name you wish to keep and then simply tap on the back button.
How to Change Wi-Fi Hotspot Password on iPhone and iPad
If you have activated personal hotspot on your iOS device and now want to keep or change existing password then you need to follow the below-mentioned steps.
Note: Keep at least eight characters long. Use only English letters and you can use both Uppercase and lowercase, 0 to 9 digit and some punctuation marks.
Step #1: Launch Settings App on your iDevice.
Step #2: Tap on the Personal Hotspot.
Step #3: Next, Tap on Wi-Fi Password and Enter the new Passcode.
Step #4: Now, tap on Done.
How to Find When Any Device is Connected to a Personal Hotspot on iPhone and iPad
You will see a blue bar on the top of the iPhone or iPad screen. In this blue bar, you will also find how many devices are connected to your personal Hotspot network.
Disable Personal Hotspot on iPhone an iPad
Steps #1: Launch Settings App on iOS device.
Step #2: Tap on Personal Hotspot.
Step #3: Finally, toggle Off Personal Hotspot.
That’s all friends!
Now you can share the password with others so that they can connect their computer and mobile devices to your Wi-fi Hotspot. This is not a permanent solution; when you start using Personal Hotspot, your mobile data will begin to be consumed tremendously. If you continue using this feature for a long time, you will receive a hefty bill from your carrier. It is advisable to use Personal Hotspot when there is no Wi-Fi accessibility nearby.
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