Apple® iPhone® - Adjust Personal Hotspot Settings

Note For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings Icon > Personal Hotspot.
    Note If Personal Hotspot isn't available, ensure that it's set up.
  2. Verify the Personal Hotspot switch is turned on Switch On or off Switch Off.
  3. If prompted, select the appropriate setting:
    Note The Personal Hotspot activation process may take several minutes.
    • Turn on Wi-Fi on: Hotspot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi.
    • USB only: Hotspot available over USB only.
    Note The USB connection is visible in the computer's network connections. To verify, refer to
  4. To change the Wi-Fi password, edit the info then tap Done.
    Note The password must contain at least 8 characters.


Note Check out these FAQs for additional support on Mobile Hotspot.