If you’re out and there’s no free Wi-Fi available, you can use your iPhone’s internet connection on another device, like a laptop or tablet. In this article we show you how to connect iPhone internet to laptop or PC – Tethering.
What is Tethering ?
Tethering is the act of sharing your phone’s mobile data connection with another device such as your laptop or tablet connecting it to the Internet through your phone’s data connection. There are several ways to tether on iPhone.
So before you start tethering make yourself sure that these steps will only work with plans that support a personal hotspot. not every cellular carrier includes this feature in every plan. If your cellular data plan doesn’t allow for tethering, you may not see the Personal Hotspot option at all on your iPhone’s settings screen. You may have to pay extra to gain access to it.
And another thing is when you use your iPhone as a data connection, you are using your mobile data plan and as such, if you have a data limit, then this might not trouble you. Even if you have unlimited data, there’s a good chance you have a limited amount of tethering data — or, at least, high-speed tethering data. Your carrier may charge you extra if you need more tethering data. Check your cellular plan for more details about your plan’s hotspot, or tethering, capabilities.
Lastly, Wi-Fi tethering will also drain your phone’s battery more quickly.
Turn On Your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot
A personal hotspot turns the iPhone into a WiFi router that allows users to connect WiFi devices to the Internet through the iPhone. This includes notebooks, tablets, portable game consoles and more. Be careful as tethering, as this is often called, can use data much faster than on the iPhone.
There are three ways to connect to your iPhone and use its data connection:
First, open the Settings app and tap “Personal Hotspot” to access the Personal Hotspot settings.
Touch the slider to activate the Personal Hotspots, You can connect to a Personal Hotspot using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB. Here are some tips for using each method.
Tap on wifi
Users that wish to change the password can tap on the password field and type a new password.
The iPhone personal hotspot feature shares the Internet connection over WiFi with no additional setup needed on most devices.
The most familiar (and common) way to connect to your iPhone is over Wi-Fi. To do so, you just connect to it like you do any Wi-Fi access point, whether you’re using a Windows PC, Mac, iPad, or any other device. Just select your iPhone from the list of Wi-Fi networks.
If the computer cannot see the iPhone as a hotspot, users may be better off connecting by USB, but if that fails, try turning the laptop’s WiFi on and off to find the iPhone hotspot.
And if you’re connecting for the first time, you’ll need to enter the password you assigned earlier.
If all goes well, you should have internet on your laptop or other device.
After using the iPhone hotspot once, the iPhone places a shortcut to the Personal Hotspot on the general settings screen. This doesn’t turn the hotspot on in one tap, but it is a quick shortcut to the Personal Hotspot settings.
The home screen and a small notification while in other apps displays the number of connected devices, which is an easy way to figure out how many devices are using your connection.
Change the iPhone 7, iPhone plus 7, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Hotspot Password
The default iPhone 5 personal hotspot password is a jumble of letters and numbers that is hard to remember and is also easy for someone to crack, even if it looks like a secure password. Tap on Settings -> Personal Hotspot -> Password to pick a new password that is easier to remember and more secure.