How Setup a Personal Hotspot (WiFi) on an iPhone 5 with iOS 6

by

By switching on your iPhone 5's Personal Hotspot feature, you essentailly can turn your iPhone into a WiFi router that other devices can connect to the internet through.  You can also establish a password protected network connection which can be shared with other WiFi enabled devices such as an iPad or Laptop computer. This feature can be very useful, especially when you need to connect to the World Wide Web and you’re not at your home where there is Wi-Fi connection.

Here's how to setup a Personal Hotspot on an iPhone 5:

1) Tap on Settings app on the home screen.

2) Tap on General

3) Tap on Cellular

4) Tap the Set Up Personal Hotspot button (You may have to call AT&T or your carrier to Enable a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone)

5) Tap the Personal Hotspot Toggle to the On position.

6) Tap on Wi-Fi Password to change the wifi password.

Keep in mind, the personal hotspot feature on the iPhone 5 shares the internet connection over Wi-Fi, so there should not be any additional wifi connection setups needed on most devices. The Personal Hotspot also shares the connection over USB or Bluetooth, but depending on the computer, it may need certain drivers installed or additional setup options to make USB or Bluetooth to connect properly.

Data consumption is usually increased with the use of a Personal Hotspot. Thus, try to use it only when necessary.
 
To connect to your newly created Wi-Fi Hotspot using an iPad do the following:

1) Tap the Settings app on the home screen of your iPad.

 2) Tap Wi-Fi then look for your iPhone’s network name that you just setup in the list and select it by tapping it.

 3) In the field, enter your iPhone’s password for its network and click the Join button.

You should now be connected to your iPhone's Personal WiFi Hotspot!


BE AWARE: Your service provider might charge you for making a hotspot. Thus, contact them for more information before you follow the steps mentioned above.

NOTE: Never forget to make a password for your Personal Hotspot for you to solely have access to the network that you have created.

 


0
0

Add your comment

by Anonymous - Already have an account? Login now!
Your Name:  

Comment:  
Enter the text you see in the image below
What do you see?
Can't read the image? View a new one.
Your comment will appear after being approved.

Related Posts


So yesterday I downloaded the new version of iTunes 9, and updated my iPhone with OS version 3.1. Everything seemed to be working great until I went to play my podcast playlists on my iPhone. The podcast playlists were not syncing to my iPhone for some...  more »

The iPhone is one of the leading smartphones on the market. Because of its internal hard drive and the ability to get online on a whim, the phone is basically a mini computer. With the rise of identity theft, computer users are scrambling to get their...  more »

Ever since I discovered F.lux for my desktop computer (F.lux helps get rid of of blue screen light at night from your computer monitor), I've been waiting for Apple to enable this functionality on the iPhone screen. Staring into a computer/phone screen...  more »

Losing your iPhone can be a total disaster. Not only can all of your personal information be exposed to the public without your consent, but you then would need to have the money to purchase a new iphone. Losing this expensive gadget is not something you...  more »

Now that the iPhone 5 has already settled in the market, it’s now time for you to read this article and know the changes that you need to do in order for you to successfully “travel” from iOS to Android. But before that, what are...  more »

Now with Apple iOS 8.0, you can identify song names using Siri on your iPhone or iPad. So if hear a song playing on the radio, or in a cafe, or anywhere else that you like, but don't know who it is? All you need to do is simply ask Siri, "What song is...  more »

I just came across a cool external battery pack that will power an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, so you can keep the devices charged up longer periods when on the go. The external battery pack is called New Trent ultra high IMP880 8900 mAh External Battery...  more »