Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using Apple iOS 11. Check the software version using Software versions & updates: Apple iOS 11. Additional software versions in Related Links below.

 

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Set up

  1. From the Home screen,  tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Tap Name to change the name of your iPhone's personal hotspot.
  3. Tap About > General > Settings to return to the main list of settings.
  4. Tap Personal Hotspot. If you don't see Personal Hotspot, tap Carrier and you will see it.
  5. Tap the toggle switch to turn on Personal Hotspot.
  6. Tap Wi-Fi Password to change the Wi-Fi Password.
  7. The following functions are not available:
    • Creating an Allowed Devices list.
    • Changing the security type.
    • Changing the maximum number of connections (5)

 

Turn on / off

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Personal Hotspot. If you don't see Personal Hotspot, tap Carrier and you will see it.
  3. Tap the Personal Hotspot switch ON or OFF.

 

 

Related pages

Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 10