Apple® iPad® - Turn Personal Hotspot On / Off

This shows you how to turn the hotspot feature on your device on or off.

Note Notes:

  • Personal Hotspot is only available on the iPad 4G or later.
  • For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer.

  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Personal Hotspot.
    Note If you are 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 On.
    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

Related Topic: Personal Hotspot Settings