Set Up Personal HotSpot - Apple® iPhone® 5
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Set Up Personal HotSpot - Apple® iPhone® 5

Follow these instructions to use your device as an Internet/Wi-Fi connection. Our Troubleshooting Assistant can help you with other device issues if you aren't currently using the tool.

Note Notes:

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 Set Up Personal Hotspot.
    Note If personal hotspot has been previously activated, skip to step 6.
  5. The Personal Hotspot activation process may take 1-2 minutes.
  6. Once the activation process is complete, select Personal Hotspot.
  7. Verify Personal HotSpot is enabled.
    Note Drag the Personal HotSpot switch to ON to enable.
  8. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi
    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.
  9. The Personal HotSpot name is displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    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).
  10. The Wi-Fi Password is displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, select the Wi-Fi Password field.
  11. Enter or 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.
    Settings
  2. Select Cellular.
    Cellular
  3. Select Personal Hotspot.
    Note If personal hotspot has been previously activated, skip to step 6.
    Personal Hotspot
  4. Select Personal Hotspot.
    Personal Hotspot
  5. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Note The Personal Hotspot activation process may take 1-2 minutes
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi
    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.
    Select Personal Hotspot setting
  6. Verify the Personal HotSpot switch is enabled.
    Note Enabled when the switch is in the green position.
    Enable Personal hotspot
  7. The Personal HotSpot name is displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    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).
    Personal Hotspot name
  8. The Wi-Fi Password is displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, select the Wi-Fi Password field.
    Wifi Password
  9. If desired, enter or edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.
    Enter edit password

 

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Last Modified: April 1, 2014
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