Apple® iPhone® - Turn Personal Hotspot On / Off

Notes Notes:

  • For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer.
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
    • iPhone 4 / 4s


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Personal Hotspot.
    Note If you're prompted to 'Set Up Personal Hotspot', add the add-on by visiting My Verizon or contact us to make the necessary plan / add-on change.
  2. Tap the Personal Hotspot switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note When the Personal Hotspot is turned on, other Wi-Fi services are disabled.
    Note The images below show the status bar when devices are connected to the hotspot:
    • Lock screen
      Status bar lock screen with hotspot connection
    • Main screen
      Status bar main screen with hotspot connection


Note Check out these FAQs for additional support on Mobile Hotspot or if you're prompted to add it.

Related Topic: Personal Hotspot Settings