Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 10

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using Apple iOS 10. Check the software version using Software versions & updates: Apple iOS 10.


On this page:



Set up

  1. Check that Wi-Fi and Smartphone Mobile Hotspot are turned off.
  2. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  3. 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
  4. Tap the toggle switch to turn on Personal Hotspot.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi Password to change the Wi-Fi Password.
  6. The Wi-Fi Network name is the same as the device name found in Settings > General > About.
  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.
  3. Tap the toggle switch to turn Personal Hotspot on or off.