Tethering & mobile hotspot: Apple iPhone 4S

    Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Apple iPhone 4S. Find out more on this page:

     

    Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

    Drivers for computers

    Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

    Tethering via USB

     

     

    Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

    When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

     

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    iphone personal hotspot.pngMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

     

     

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    Drivers for computers

    To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:

     

    1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes.

     

     

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    Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

    Set up mobile hotspot

    To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

     

    1. From the Home screen,  tap Settings.
    2. Tap Personal Hotspot.
      • If this option is not available, tap Cellular > Set  Up Personal Hotspot to activate the feature.
      • Your account must support this or you will receive a prompt to contact Customer Care
    3. Tap the toggle switch to turn on Personal Hotspot.
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    4. Tap Wi-Fi Password to change the Wi-Fi Password.
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    5. The Wi-Fi Network name is the same as the device name found in Settings > General > About.
    6. The following functions are not available:
      • Creating an Allowed Devices list.
      • Changing the security type.
      • Changing the maximum number of connections (2)

     

     

    Turn on/off mobile hotspot

    To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

     

    1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
    2. Tap Personal Hotspot.
    3. Tap the toggle switch to turn Personal Hotspot on or off.

       

       

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      Tethering via USB

      To share your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

       

      1. Turn on the Personal Hotspot.
      2. If prompted, tap USB Only.
      3. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
      4. The device will automatically begin tethering after syncing is complete.

       

       

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