Personal HotSpot On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 5S
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Personal HotSpot On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 5S

This shows you how to turn the hotspot feature on your iPhone 5S on or off.

Note Notes:

  • When Personal Hotspot service is enabled (On), other Wi-Fi services are disabled.
  • If Personal Hotspot is not available from the settings screen, refer to Set Up Personal Hotspot for assistance.
  • For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer. Refer to Download and Install iTunes for assistance.
  • To determine the device software version, refer to View Software Version.

Device Software Version iOS 7
Device Software Version iOS 8

 

Device Software Version iOS 7

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Cellular.
  3. Tap Personal HotSpot.
  4. Verify that the Personal HotSpot switch is turned on Switch On.
    Note Personal HotSpot is turned on when the switch is in the green position.
  5. 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.
  6. The Personal HotSpot name is displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.

 

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Device Software Version iOS 8

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Cellular.
  3. Tap Personal HotSpot.
  4. Verify that the Personal HotSpot switch is turned on Switch On.
    Note Personal HotSpot is turned on when the switch is in the green position.  
  5. 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.
  6. The Personal HotSpot name is displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.

 

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Last Modified: September 15, 2014
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