iPhone - Personal Hotspot

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Personal Hotspot

You can use Personal Hotspot (iPhone 4 or later) to share an Internet connection with a computer
or other device—such as an iPod, iPad, or other iPhone—connected to your iPhone via Wi-Fi. You
can also use Personal Hotspot to share an Internet connection with a computer connected to
iPhone via Bluetooth or USB. Personal Hotspot works only if iPhone is connected to the Internet
over the cellular data network.

Note: This feature may not be available in all areas. Additional fees may apply. Contact your carrier
for more information.
Share an Internet connection: Go to Settings > General > Network and tap Set Up Personal
Hotspot—if it appears—to set up the service with your carrier.


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After you turn on Personal Hotspot, other devices can connect in the following ways:


W-Fi: On the device, choose your iPhone from the list of available Wi-Fi networks.


USB: Connect your computer to iPhone using the Dock Connector to USB Cable. In your
computer’s Network preferences, choose iPhone and configure the network settings.


Bluetooth: On iPhone, go to Settings > General > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. To pair and
connect iPhone with your device, refer to the documentation that came with your computer.

When a device is connected, a blue band appears at the top of the iPhone screen. Personal
Hotspot remains on when you connect with USB, even when you aren’t actively using the
Internet connection.

Note: The Personal Hotspot icon appears in the status bar of iOS devices using the
Personal Hotspot.

Change the Wi-Fi password
for iPhone

Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Wi-Fi Password, then enter a password
of at least 8 characters.

Monitor your cellular data
network usage

Go to Settings > General > Usage > Cellular Usage.