How to set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad

A personal hotspot is a feature that allows you to use your mobile data on other devices by tapping into the network and sharing it wirelessly on nearby devices.

You can check the devices connected to the hotspot on the primary device and remove them if an extra device is connected, or you can password-protect the hotspot to make it accessible only to your devices. If you don't have any available Wi-Fi, you can set up a hotspot on your iPhone or iPad to use the cellular data. Here's how you can configure a personal hotspot on your iPhone or iPad.

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Setting up a hotspot

To do this, go to the 'Settings,' then tap 'Cellular or Settings' and click on 'Personal Hotspot.' Move the slider button to switch on the sharing and authorize others to join. If you cannot access this option, contact your service provider to see if you can use this feature with your current data plan.

Connecting to the hotspot via Wi-Fi

To do this, go to Settings, then Cellular, click on Personal Hotspot or Settings and move the slider beside "Personal Hotspot" to switch on the feature on the device you want your other devices to connect to. Set up a Wi-Fi password if you still haven't, and stay on this page until you have connected your other device to your hotspot. Go to the 'Settings' on the device where you want to use the hotspot. Then click on "Wi-Fi," choose your device, and enter the password to join.

Connecting to the hotspot via Bluetooth

To ensure that your device is available, go to 'Bluetooth' in the 'Settings' and switch it on. On your personal computer, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to configure the Bluetooth connection. Bluetooth connection-enabled hotspots work with a personal computer and other third-party devices. For other iOS devices, you will have to connect via Wi-Fi.

Connecting to the hotspot via USB

Download or update the latest iTunes version on your personal computer or Mac. Plug in your iPhone or iPad with the USB cable. Then on the alert that shows "Trust this Computer," click "Trust." Try a different USB cable if your device isn't recognized. Ensure you spot your iPhone or iPad in 'iTunes' or 'finder.' Then go to "System Preferences" and select "Network." Now. Select "iPhone USB" or click on '+' if you can't locate it.

Family Sharing

Your family can instantly join the personal hotspot without the need to enter the password if you set up 'Family Sharing.' To do this, go to 'Settings,' click on 'Family Sharing' in the 'Personal Hotspot' settings, and turn it on. Select the name of your family members and choose whether they can join automatically or need to ask for approval. If you can't find the option for "Family Sharing," you can set it up very easily. In "Settings," click on your name, and then on "Set Up Family Sharing," tap on "Get Started," and follow it step by step.

Disconnecting the devices

You can disconnect a device very easily by turning off the "Personal Hotspot," turning off Bluetooth or unplugging the USB cable.

Setting up or changing your Wi-Fi password.

This is a necessary step in setting up a personal hotspot. This can be done in personal hotspot settings. The password is required to have a minimum of eight characters and to use only ASCII characters. Also, remember that changing your password will result in the disconnection of the devices already connected.

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