Apple® iPhone® - Set Up Personal Hotspot

Follow these instructions to use your device as an Internet/Wi-Fi connection.

Note Notes:

Note Notes:

  • For USB tethering, iTunes must be installed.
  • The info below applies 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 > CellularPersonal Hotspot.
    Note If you've already set up, Personal Hotspot appears as an option on the main settings screen.
  2. Tap the Personal Hotspot switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note If you are prompted to 'Set Up Personal Hotspot', visit the My Verizon app,  My Verizon online or contact us to make the necessary plan / add-on change.
    Note Only the account owner or account manager can add the hotspot add-on via the My Verizon app.
    Note For help with adding add-ons, refer to Plan Details and Options - My Verizon App.


Related Topic: Personal Hotspot Settings