How to share your iPhone’s internet connection via Personal Hotspot?

Internet connection can be shared among different devices using different technologies or tools. For example, you can share your Wi-Fi connection from Android powered phones via a QR code to quickly get your friends online at home. You do not even bother to manually type in your network name or its long Wi-Fi password. While you are on the go, your internet connection on smartphone can also be shared via portable hotspot, Bluetooth or USB provided your carrier not literally disable them. Today we’ll show you the steps to setup personal hotspot or Wi-Fi hotspot on iPhone so you can share your internet connection or cellular data with your friends or with other devices of your own, such as your laptop, tablet, another phone, smart watch or other Wi-fi enabled devices.

Important Tips:

  • Your carrier may not support portable hotspot or charge you additional fee to enable this feature;
  • You’ll be using data from your mobile service or data plan, thus charges may apply.

How to setup Personal Hotspot on iPhone?

In order to share your iPhone’s internet or data connection via Personal Hotspot, you have to turn this option on first. Launch Settings from your iPhone home screen. Tap Mobile Data, then tap the slider to turn it on. Go back to the home menu of Settings. Choose Personal Hotspot, touch the On/Off toggle to activate the Personal Hotspot option on your iPhone. You’ll see a prompt as follows.

enable personal hotspot from settings on iphone

You have the choice to tether other devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB. To share your iPhone’s data connection with other mobile phones, tablets, PC, Mac, you can enable the Wi-Fi tethering. It is wireless and easier to use.

Share iPhone’s internet or data connection via Wi-Fi tethering

Unlike USB tethering, Wi-Fi tethering does not require any extra software or USB cable. Wi-Fi tethering is more convenient than USB tethering, much faster than Bluetooth tethering. Just like how you connect your phone, tablet or PC to a normal Wi-Fi network, the same way applies to the iPhone’s internet or data connection via Wi-Fi tethering. Go to the Settings on the other devices, choose Wi-fi, then select your iPhone hotspot name, manually enter its password to connect. You will be able to connect up to 8 different devices to your iPhone via Personal hotspot.

Android, PC Share internet or WiFi connection

By configuring the Personal hotspot on iPhone, you can share iPhone internet with other devices or computer. You can also share your Android phone’s internet connection or data connection with iPhone via the built-in feature, personal hotspot, portable hotspot. The same feature with iOS, but different devices or brands may name it differently.

Want to share computer internet with iPhone? You need to firstly create the Ad hoc wireless network on your Windows PC, then connect iPhone to this wireless network on PC to get internet connection.

1 thought on “How to share your iPhone’s internet connection via Personal Hotspot?”

  1. Mobile hotspot is connected to any of your Wi-Fi enables devices any data usage either on your primary devise (your smart phone) to the ones you have connected to it using the Wi-Fi will be applied to your data package so be sure not to accidentally use all of your data package at once. This can happen by accident easily so keep an eye out for such a problem.

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