Have you ever been out and about and really needed Wi-Fi for your computer, like REALLY needed it? There’s some good news for when you need to access Wi-Fi from your computer in a quick and easy process. If you have a newer phone, you can turn that into Wi-Fi router, just like when you’re in your home. The iPhone connects to the internet using its 3G/4G cellular data connection. This then gets broadcasted via a Wi-Fi connection that your Wi-Fi compatible device. In mere minutes, you’ll have a connection. It may eat up your mobile data, but sometimes Wi-Fi may become an immediate necessity.
Here is how to Set Up an iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Open the Settings app, then select Cellular / Mobile Data.
Tap Personal Hotspot, and set Personal Hotspot to On. (Tap the slide so it turns green).
If Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth are off, iOS will ask if you want to turn them back on. We recommend doing this without them because the hotspot will be limited to just USB. But this will be more secure.
Tap ‘Wi-Fi Password’ and enter a suitable password. (This This is not related to your Apple ID or usual Wi-Fi connection.)
Now check the name of the hotspot listed under To Connect Using Wi-Fi.
Next, you need to press the Wi-Fi icon in your Mac’s Menu bar. You can also open the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi on an iPad, and choose the Wi-Fi hotspot.
Enter the password from Step 4.
That is it! Now, you should now be able to browse the internet on your Wi-Fi enabled device like your iPad, MacBook or any other device using the connection provided by your iPhone.
Be careful how much data you are going through especially if you are on a limited data plan. Even unlimited data plans tend to have limitations. Burning through a couple gigabits is quick, especially if you are transferring large files or watching Netflix.
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