Apple® iPhone® - Personal Hotspot Settings

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

  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings Icon > Personal Hotspot.
    Note If previously activated, skip to step 3.
    Note If Personal Hotspot isn't available, ensure that it's set up.
  2. If prompted, select the appropriate setting:
    Note The Personal Hotspot activation process may take several minutes.
    • Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Personal Hotspot available over Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi.
    • USB only: Personal Hotspot available over USB only.
    Note The USB connection is visible in the computer's network connections. To verify, refer to
  3. Verify the Personal Hotspot switch is turned on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note If Wi-Fi is turned off, a pop-up window alerts you that the hotspot is available only for Bluetooth and USB. Tap Turn on Wi-Fi to change setting.
  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.