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

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:

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select 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/edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.
    Enter edit password
Last Modified: April 1, 2014
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