Personal HotSpot Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4
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Personal HotSpot Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4

This shows how to change the hotspot settings, like the Wi-Fi password, on your iPhone 4.

Note If Personal Hotspot is not available from the settings screen, refer to Set Up Personal Hotspot - Apple iPhone 4 for assistance.

Note For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer. Refer to Download and Install iTunes for assistance.

Note To determine the device software version, refer to View Software Version.

Device Software Version iOS 6
Device Software Version iOS 7

 

Device Software Version iOS 6

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Cellular.
  4. Select Personal HotSpot.
  5. Verify Personal HotSpot is enabled.
    Note Drag the Personal HotSpot switch to ON to enable.
  6. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wifi
    Bluetooth and USB only
    Personal Hotspot available over Bluetooth and USB only
    Note The USB connection will be visible in the computer's network connections. To verify the connection, refer to Verifying Connected Networks - Macintosh or Verifying Connected Networks - Windows.
  7. The Personal HotSpot name will be displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    Note The name assigned to the device is the same as the Personal HotSpot name.
    Note e.g. Other users can look for your shared network using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth under the name displayed in quotes (e.g. 15-4-1391).
  8. The Wi-Fi Password will be displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, select the Wi-Fi Password field.
  9. Enter/edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.

 

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Device Software Version iOS 7

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select Personal HotSpot.
  3. Verify the Personal HotSpot switch is enabled.
    Note Enabled when the switch is in the green position.
  4. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wifi
    Bluetooth and USB only
    Personal Hotspot available over Bluetooth and USB only
    Note The USB connection will be visible in the computer's network connections. To verify the connection, refer to Verifying Connected Networks - Macintosh or Verifying Connected Networks - Windows.
  5. The Personal HotSpot name will be displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    Note The name assigned to the device is the same as the Personal HotSpot name.
    Note e.g. Other users can look for your shared network using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth under the name displayed in quotes (e.g. 15-4-1391).
  6. The Wi-Fi Password will be displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, select the Wi-Fi Password field.
  7. Enter/edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.

 

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Last Modified: February 20, 2014
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