Using your iPhone as a router means you can access the internet on your computer, laptop, tablet, or another phone. All you need is a connection and service plan that permits data use. In this article, we explain step by step how to set up your iPhone as a mobile hotspot. If you’ve got an android smartphone read our How to set up an android phone as a router guide.
To use your iPhone as a router you need to connect to a personal hotspot. There are three ways to do this:
1. Connect to a personal hotspot via Wi-Fi.
2. Connect via Bluetooth
3. Connect via a USB cable.
More than one device can connect to a personal hotspot. The number of devices that can connect at a time depends on your model of iPhone and your service provider.
To connect a personal hotspot via Wi-Fi, follow these steps:
1) First, connect your iPhone to the network
1. Select “Settings”.
2. Enter your “Mobile network”.
3. Go to “Personal hotspot”.
4. Verify the Wi-Fi password and phone name.
5. Your phone will then connect to the network.
2.)Next, connect to the hotspot from your other device
1. Open “Settings”.
2. Select the Wi-Fi list and search for your phone.
3. Select the correct name of the Wi-Fi network.
4. Enter the password.
If you want to share internet connectivity from an iPhone via Blue tooth, you need to:
1. Open “Settings”.
2. Go to “Personal hotspot”.
3. Select “Sharing via Bluetooth”.
4. Pair your iPhone to the other device
The final option to share internet access from your iPhone to a computer or tablet is to use a USB cable. To do this you simply need to connect your phone to the other device using a USB cable. Then turn on the network and activate your personal hotspot.
Using your iPhone to connect another device to the internet is very useful in places where there is no Wi-Fi access, for example, when you’re traveling. Unfortunately, using your phone as a hotspot does drain the battery quite quickly. The simplest solution is to pack a power bank in your bag. With one, you can recharge your battery when you’re on the go with no worry about whether you’ll find a plug.