How to Activate Hotspot on iPhone

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When you activate your cellular data into a hotspot connection, it will let others access the internet using your data connection. It is a network-sharing tool that helps others to connect with devices located at nearby distances, it is also known as tethering. Here in this article, you’ll learn what the requirements are and how to activate a hotspot on iPhone.

Requirements to Activate Hotspot

  • To turn on the hotspot, you’ll need an iPhone running on the latest updated version.
  • Any other device that supports tethering or a personal hotspot.
  • A data plan that has an active network and a USB cable (optional) to connect with devices.

How to Activate Hotspot on iPhone

[1] To enable hotspot on iPhone, go to Settings app displayed as Gear icon.

[2] Tap on the Cellular option and turn on the data. For the latest version, click the Mobile Data option.

[3] Then, tap on the Personal Hotspot option.

Tap Personal Hotspot

[4] When you turn on the Allow Others to Join toggle, you will get the pop-up. Tap the Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth option.

Allow others to join on iPhone

[5] Now, your iPhone’s hotspot will be visible to others.

[6] They can enter the correct password and access your internet.

How to Change Hotspot Password on iPhone

[1] Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

[2] Tap the Personal Hotspot option.

[3] Choose the personal hotspot option.

[4] Then, click the Wi-Fi Password.

Activate Hotspot on iPhone

[5] Now, type a new strong password.

Change password on iPhone

[6] Click Done at the top right corner to save changes.

NOTE: Remember when you change your password, your current hotspot connection will get terminated.

How to Change Hotspot Name on iPhone

[1] Open the Settings app.

[2] Select the General option.

[3] Click on the About section.

[4] Select the Name option.

[5] To modify the current hotspot name, tap on the X icon.

[6] Type or enter the name you wish to keep for the hotspot name.

Related: How to Activate Siri.


1. Why can’t I enable a hotspot on my iPhone?

Restart and try again later. Check your Wi-Fi connection or cellular data plan. Make sure you’re using the latest version of iOS.

2. Why is a personal hotspot greyed out on iPhone?

If the iPhone is not connected to the internet, it will be greyed out. Turn on the cellular data and try again.

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