How to Turn Your iPhone Into a Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot

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What do you use to connect to the internet? Many people use routers and other smaller internet devices like a Mi-Fi. But sometimes, those devices can be limited in various ways – either they get missing or the battery is drained out, or the hardware gets bad. If any of these things happen, you’ll need to fall back on a backup to access the internet. The good news is you can turn your iPhone into your personal Wi-Fi hotspot.

In this post, I’m taking you through how you can turn your iPhone into your personal Wi-Fi hotspot in just a couple of clicks. Now, this doesn’t even have to be a backup. It can be your primary source of Wi-Fi to access the internet. It all depends on you. Read through the steps.

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Turn iPhone Into Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot

Follow the steps below to use your iPhone’s hotspot via the Settings app.

  • Open your iPhone Settings app.
  • Select Personal Hotspot.
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  • Toggle on Allow Others to Join.
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  • Tap on Wi-Fi Password if you want to set a password to protect your hotspot.
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Turn iPhone into Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot (Via Control Center)

Follow the steps below to use your iPhone’s hotspot via the control center.

  • Swipe down from the top of your iPhone or swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to open the Control Center (this depends on the iPhone model you use).
  • Touch and hold the Data icon to show other hidden icons.
  • Tap the hotspot icon to turn on your personal hotspot. If it’s gray, that means it’s off. If it’s green, then it’s on.
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You will successfully browse the internet with your iPhone as a hotspot if you are subscribed to a data bundle with the network provider you use. To connect to your iPhone’s mobile hotspot, turn on the Wi-Fi of whatever device you want to use to connect, look for your iPhone name, and tap on Connect.

That’s about all you should know about using your iPhone as a personal hotspot. If you have more questions, please use the comments section below and we’re glad to help answer them.

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