Personal hotspots are features that allow you to use cellular data on other devices by drawing into the network and sharing wirelessly on nearby devices. You can check the device that is connected to the hotspot on the main device and remove if additional devices are connected or you can password protect the hotspot to make it only accessible to your device. If you don’t have Wi-Fi available, you can set a hotspot on your iPhone or iPad to use cellular data. Here’s how you can configure a personal hotspot on your iPhone or iPad.
Setting up a hotspot
To do this, open ‘Settings’, then tap ‘Cellular or Settings’ and click ‘Personal Hotspot’, move the slider button to enable sharing, and authorize others to join. If you cannot access this option, be sure to contact your service provider to check whether you can use this feature with your current data plan.
Connect to the hotspot via Wi-Fi
To do this, First, go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Cellular’, and click on ‘Personal Hotspot or Settings’ and move the slider next to ‘Personal Hotspot’ to activate the features on the device that you want other devices to connect to. . Set up a Wi-Fi password if you still haven’t done it and stay on this page until you connect other devices to a private hotspot. Open ‘Settings’ on the device you want to use the hotspot. Then click ‘Wi-Fi’ and select your device and enter the password to join.
Connect to the hotspot via Bluetooth
To ensure that your device is available, open ‘Bluetooth’ in ‘Settings’ and turn it on. On your personal computer, follow the instructions given by the manufacturer to configure the Bluetooth connection. Hotspots that are activated by a Bluetooth connection work with personal computers and several other third-party devices. For other iOS devices, you must be connected via Wi-Fi.
Connect to the hotspot via USB
Download or update to the latest version of iTunes on your personal computer or Mac. Connect your iPhone or iPad with a USB cable. Then in the alert that shows ‘Trust this Computer’, click ‘Trust’. Try another USB cable if your device is not recognized. Make sure you can find your iPhone or iPad in ‘iTunes’ or ‘finder’. Then go to ‘System Preferences’ and select ‘Network’. Now Select ‘iPhone USB’ or click ‘+’ if you can’t find it.
Your family can join a private hotspot right away without having to enter a password if you set ‘Family Sharing’. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ and click ‘Family Sharing’ in the ‘Personal Hotspot’ settings and turn it on. Choose the name of your family member and determine whether they can join automatically or need approval. If you can’t find the option to ‘Share Family’, you can set it up very easily. In ‘Settings’, click on your name and then’ Set up Family Sharing ‘, tap on’ Get started and follow step by step.
Disconnect the device
You can disconnect the device very easily by turning off ‘Personal Hotspot’, turning off Bluetooth, or by unplugging the USB cable.
Set up or change your Wi-Fi password
This is an important step in setting up a personal hotspot. This can be done in a personal hotspot setting. A password is required for at least eight characters and only uses ASCII characters. Also, keep in mind that changing the password will result in the disconnection of the connected device.