Apple® iPad® - Turn Personal Hotspot On / 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 a 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 Allow Others to Join 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 Personal Hotspot or if you're prompted to add it.

Related Topic: Personal Hotspot Settings