How to Turn on Hotspot on iPhone 12

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you wondering how to turn on the hotspot on your iPhone 12? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process to enable the hotspot feature on your iPhone 12. By turning on the hotspot, you can easily share your mobile data connection with other devices. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Access the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone 12 and locate the “Settings” app. It is represented by a gear icon and can usually be found on your home screen or in the app drawer. Tap on it to open the settings.

Step 2: Find Personal Hotspot

In the settings menu, scroll down and look for the “Personal Hotspot” option. It should be located near the top of the list, just below “Wi-Fi”. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Enable Personal Hotspot

On the Personal Hotspot screen, you will find a toggle switch at the top. This switch allows you to turn on or off the hotspot feature. To enable it, simply tap on the switch until it turns green.


If this is your first time using personal hotspot, you may need to set up a Wi-Fi password. This password ensures that only authorized devices can connect to your hotspot.

Step 4: Customize Your Hotspot Settings (Optional)

If you want to customize your hotspot settings, such as changing your Wi-Fi password or enabling USB or Bluetooth tethering, you can do so by tapping on “Wi-Fi Password” or “USB Only” respectively.

  • Wi-Fi Password: By tapping on this option, you can change your Wi-Fi password to something more memorable or secure. Simply enter your desired password and tap “Done” to save the changes.
  • USB Only: Enabling this option allows you to share your iPhone’s internet connection only through a physical USB connection. This can be useful if you want to conserve battery or have a faster and more stable connection.

Step 5: Connect Other Devices

Now that your hotspot is turned on, you can connect other devices to it. On the device you wish to connect, such as a laptop or tablet, go to the Wi-Fi settings and look for your iPhone’s hotspot network name. It should appear in the list of available networks.

Tap on your iPhone’s hotspot network name and enter the Wi-Fi password that you set up earlier, if prompted. Once entered correctly, the device will connect to your iPhone’s hotspot, and you should see an indicator on your iPhone showing that a device is connected.


Keep in mind that using personal hotspot will consume mobile data from your cellular plan. Make sure you have an adequate data allowance or consider connecting to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible to avoid excessive charges on your monthly bill.


You have successfully turned on the hotspot feature on your iPhone 12. Now you can enjoy sharing your internet connection with other devices wherever you go!

I hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of enabling the hotspot feature on your iPhone 12. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to consult Apple support or leave a comment below. Happy browsing!

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