How to Use Your iPhone as a Hotspot

The Personal Hotspot feature on iOS allows you to distribute your iPhone or iPad’s (Wi-Fi + Cellular) cellular data connection when a Wi-Fi network is unavailable. This process, also known as “tethering,” simplifies sharing your iPhone’s data with other devices. iPhone as a Hotspot

When you subscribe to a GigSky cellular data-only plan, tethering enables you to disseminate that plan without requiring Wi-Fi. However, it’s crucial to remember that tethering can increase the strain on your device’s battery.

Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot With iOS Devices iPhone as a Hotspot

To set up a personal hotspot on your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular), go to Settings > Personal Hotspot and toggle it on (if you don’t see Personal Hotspot in Settings, tap Cellular > Personal Hotspot). Make note of the Wi-Fi password.


Open the Wi-Fi menu on the device you need to connect to the internet. Look for your iOS device, tap it, and enter the password that appears on your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot screen.

Your secondary device should now be able to surf the web (and consume mobile data). To disconnect, toggle Personal Hotspot to off on your iOS device.



Tethering your iPad to your iPhone is a great option when you don’t have secure WiFi. Still, you probably want to conserve data, so use free WiFi whenever safe and available, keeping in mind social distancing at public wifi locations.

‍The connection will likely be faster than the internet speeds you get through tethering via your iPhone.



Very important: always sign out of a guest Wi-Fi network. If you don’t, you may leave your data exposed to hackers who set up fake hotspots with the same name as the guest WiFi network, but with no password required, and your iPad might try to automatically connect and expose your info.

‍Stay safe and always sign out at the end of your session on a guest WiFi network!

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