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How To Use iOS 11 And iOS 12 Hotspot on iPhone

When you’re in a place with a public, unreliable Wi-Fi connection or with no connection at all, you can use your iPhone in iOS 11 or iOS 12 to give internet access to other devices. This would require turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot, something that you can do pretty easy, thanks to the iPhone in iOS 11 hotspot feature that needs to be activated.


Coming up next, prepare yourself to learn how to activate the feature, how to set up the iOS 11 or iOS 12 hotspot, and even how to change its name if you want to make it easier for the persons trying to connect to it to recognize your secure connection faster.

  1. Unlock the iPhone and stop on its Home Screen;
  2. Launch the Settings app;
  3. Go to Cellular >> Personal Hotspot;
  4. Switch the dedicated toggle of the Personal Hotspot feature from Off to On.


Now that you have activated the built-in hotspot feature, you might also want to change the default security password that the device uses for granting other people access to the network:

  1. Return to Settings >> Personal Hotspot;
  2. Select Password;
  3. Type in the newly desired password.


With the feature up and running, the last detail that we promised you that we will talk about is the name change:

  1. It starts from the same Settings app;
  2. Go to About;
  3. Select the Name feature;
  4. Type the new name and leave the menus.


Now you’ve seen that in order to change the name of the hotspot you have to actually edit the name of your iPhone in iOS 11 or iOS 12. If you cannot follow any of the steps that we presented above, it could be because of your current data plan. Contact your carrier and ask if you need to upgrade the service in order to be able to share your mobile plan through a mobile hotspot.


In conclusion, we would only like to introduce you to a couple of useful resources:

Any of these will help you enjoy the ultimate experience of using an iPhone in iOS 11 or iOS 12 as a hotspot!

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