How to Use iPhone As A Wi-Fi Hotspot

By Matt McGew

Beginning with the iOS 4.3 update, the iPhone allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot using your cellular data connection. The Personal Hotspot feature allows you to share your Internet connection with up to six additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices. You can create a new Wi-Fi hotspot directly from your iPhone's Settings menu.

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon on your iPhone.

Step 2

Select the "Cellular" option.

Step 3

Turn on "Cellular Data" if it isn't on already.

Step 4

Tap the "Settings" back button and then select the "Personal Hotspot" option.

Step 5

Tap the "Wi-Fi Password" button if you want to change the current password. This is the password that other Wi-Fi devices will have to enter to connect to your iPhone's hotspot. You have now set up a Wi-Fi hotspot on your iPhone.

Tips & Warnings

  • Additional fees may be charged to your iPhone bill for using Personal Hotspot.

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