Mobile Hotspot Feature On iPhone And iPad In iOS 10.3

Everybody heard of the mobile hotspot feature. Back when the wireless internet wasn’t such a common thing in many of the public places, being able to use one device as an internet source for other devices that connected to it was one of the most amazing things.

Even though nowadays you can get a wireless network quite easily, many still need, on different occasions, to use the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 Hotspot. That’s because many Wi-Fi connections, even if they are available, they could offer an annoyingly poor connection.

If you have an iPhone or an iPad in iOS 10.3, a subscription with plenty of data traffic, and you already know that you no longer have to worry about your battery – you can use your device as a mobile hotspot. You will have to do some settings at first – to configure it and to change its password, so that only those who get the password from you will be able to connect to it, but once you got that covered, everything else is very simple.

In this article, we’re going to show you, step-by-step, how to turn the Apple iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.


Step 1- activate the iPhone/iPad as a hotspot:

  1. Go to Settings, Mobile;
  2. Access Personal Hotspot and switch its toggle to On;
  3. Tap on Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;
  4. Select the Wi-Fi password and type in any desired password with no connection to your Wi-Fi settings or Apple ID;
  5. Look under To Connect Using Wi-Fi and see what’s the name of the hotspot listed in there;
  6. Go to the Menu bar of your Mac and click on AirPort;
  7. Choose the Wi-Fi hotspot from there;
  8. Type in the password that you have set earlier.


Step 2 – adjust security on your wireless hotspot

  1. Go back to your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3;
  2. Tap on Settings;
  3. Tap on Personal Hotspot;
  4. Select the Wi-Fi password.


Following these steps is essential and, at the same time, a standard feature of any iPhone or iPad device running on iOS 10.3. Apple wants you to add a password to your mobile hotspot feature and to the WPA2, for security reasons, and you’ll have to follow those last steps to make everything by the book.


If you have followed the entire above and you couldn’t turn your device into a Mobile Hotspot, it could be a restriction coming from your wireless carrier involved. Contact the carrier and see if that’s the cause – you might have to upgrade to a new service in order to benefit from this option.

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