How to Share Wifi From Mac to iPhone

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of using your mobile data on your iPhone when your Mac is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network? Well, worry no more!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of sharing Wi-Fi from your Mac to your iPhone. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to enjoy the same internet connection on both devices. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Connect Your Mac to Wi-Fi

Before sharing Wi-Fi with your iPhone, make sure that your Mac is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Enable Internet Sharing

To share Wi-Fi from your Mac to your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Go to System Preferences: Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select Sharing: In the System Preferences window, click on the “Sharing” icon.
  3. Enable Internet Sharing: In the sidebar on the left-hand side, check the box next to “Internet Sharing”.

Your Mac will now share its internet connection with other devices.

Step 3: Configure Internet Sharing Settings

In this step, we will configure the internet sharing settings:

  1. Select Wi-Fi Options: Click on the “Wi-Fi Options” button next to “Internet Sharing”.
  2. Configure Network Name and Security: In the Wi-Fi Options window, enter a network name (SSID) for your shared network and choose a security type (e.g., WPA2 Personal).
  3. Set Password: Enter a password for your shared network. Make sure to use a strong and secure password.
  4. Save Settings: Click on the “OK” button to save your settings.

Your Wi-Fi network is now set up and ready to be shared with your iPhone.

Step 4: Connect Your iPhone to the Shared Wi-Fi Network

Finally, connect your iPhone to the shared Wi-Fi network:

  1. Open Settings: On your iPhone, navigate to the “Settings” app from the home screen.
  2. Select Wi-Fi: In the Settings menu, tap on “Wi-Fi”.
  3. Select Your Shared Network: Under “Choose a Network”, select the network name (SSID) you configured on your Mac in Step 3.
  4. Enter Password: If prompted, enter the password you set for your shared network.

Congratulations! Your iPhone is now connected to the Wi-Fi network shared from your Mac. You can now enjoy a stable internet connection on both devices simultaneously.


If you want to stop sharing Wi-Fi from your Mac, simply uncheck the box next to “Internet Sharing” in System Preferences > Sharing. This will disable internet sharing and disconnect any connected devices.

We hope this tutorial has helped you share Wi-Fi from your Mac to your iPhone. Now you can save mobile data and enjoy a seamless internet experience across both devices. Happy browsing!

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