How can I use my iPhone as a hotspot?
Pre iOS 13
- Open the Settings app, then tap on Mobile Data/Cellular Data.
- Tap Personal Hotspot, and set Personal Hotspot to On.
- If Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth are off, iOS will ask if you want to turn them back on.
- Tap ‘Wi-Fi Password’ and enter a suitable password.
How does a personal hotspot work?
When the phone is connected to the mobile data network, it can convert the data stream into a Wi-Fi signal for other devices to share. This technique works with most current Android and iOS phones, and using your phone as a hotspot can be more secure than using a public hotspot.
Why is my personal hotspot not working?
Ensure that you have Mobile Hotspot enabled on your phone: Android – From the home screen > Select Settings > More Networks > Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot. Windows – From the home screen > Select Settings > Internet Sharing > Turn Sharing On.
Is Personal Hotspot free?
AT&T: Mobile hotspot is included with the carrier’s shared data plans, whereas a tablet-only plan would cost you an extra $10 per month. For non-shared, limited data plans, mobile hotspot costs $20 per month and provides 2 GB of extra data. T-Mobile: Mobile hotspot is free with all Simple Choice plans.