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:

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.
    Note If personal hotspot has been previously activated, skip to step 6.
  4. Tap 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 is visible in the computer's network connections. To verify the connection, refer to Verifying Connected Networks - Macintosh or Verifying Connected Networks - Windows.
  6. Verify the Personal HotSpot switch is turned on Switch On.
    Note Personal HotSpot is turned on when the switch is in the green position.
  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).
  8. The Wi-Fi Password is displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, tap the Wi-Fi Password field.
  9. If desired, enter/edit the Wi-Fi password then tap Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.

 

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Device Software Version iOS 8

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Cellular.
  3. Tap Personal Hotspot.
    Note If personal hotspot has been previously activated, skip to step 6.
  4. Tap 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 is visible in the computer's network connections. To verify the connection, refer to Verifying Connected Networks - Macintosh or Verifying Connected Networks - Windows.
  6. Verify the Personal HotSpot switch is turned on Switch On.
    Note Personal HotSpot is turned on when the switch is in the green position.
  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).
  8. The Wi-Fi Password is displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    Note To change the password, tap the Wi-Fi Password field.
  9. If desired, enter/edit the Wi-Fi password then tap Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.

 

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Last Modified: September 12, 2014
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