How to Use Hotspot on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of using your mobile data while on the go? With the hotspot feature on your iPhone, you can turn your device into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot and connect other devices to it. Whether you want to share your internet connection with your laptop, tablet, or another smartphone, this tutorial will guide you through the steps of setting up and using hotspot on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing Hotspot Settings

To begin, open the Settings app on your iPhone. It’s usually located on your home screen.


Scroll down and tap on “Personal Hotspot. “

Step 2: Enabling Hotspot

In this section, you’ll enable the hotspot feature and set a password for secure access. Toggle the switch next to “Personal Hotspot” to turn it on.


If prompted, tap “Turn On Wi-Fi and Bluetooth” to enable them if they are not already active.

3. Note down the Wi-Fi password displayed beneath the toggle switch – this is what you’ll use to connect other devices to your hotspot.


  • If you wish to change your Wi-Fi password, tap “Wi-Fi Password” and enter a new one. Make sure it’s strong and secure!
  • You can also change the name of your hotspot by tapping “Personal Hotspot” at the top of this screen.

Step 3: Connecting Devices

Your hotspot is now active, and it’s time to connect other devices to it. On the device you want to connect, go to its Wi-Fi settings.

Look for your iPhone’s hotspot name among the available Wi-Fi networks and tap on it. Enter the Wi-Fi password you noted down earlier when prompted.

Note: If your devices are already connected using iCloud, you may not need to enter the password again on subsequent connections.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues while using hotspot on your iPhone, try these troubleshooting tips:

No Devices Can Connect

  • Make sure your cellular data is turned on by going to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data and toggling the switch.
  • Restart both your iPhone and the device you’re trying to connect.
  • If possible, try connecting with another device to see if the issue is specific to one device.

Poor or No Internet Connection

  • If you have a weak cellular signal, try moving to an area with better reception or positioning your device closer to a window.
  • Disable any VPN or proxy settings on the connected devices as they may interfere with the connection.
  • If your carrier throttles or limits hotspot data, consider upgrading your plan or contacting them for assistance.

Now that you know how to use hotspot on your iPhone, take advantage of this convenient feature wherever and whenever you need it. Stay connected without relying solely on Wi-Fi networks by turning your iPhone into a portable hotspot!

Note: Using hotspot can consume a significant amount of battery power, so it’s a good idea to keep your iPhone plugged in or have a fully charged battery while using this feature.

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