How to use iPhone as an online hotspot for Mac

If you need a temporary solution to access the internet on your Mac and MacBook systems, one of the most effective ways to do that is to use your iPhone as an internet hotspot.

Here’s how to use your iPhone as an internet hotspot for Mac, so you can get back online quickly and easily.

Set up Personal Hotspot on iPhone

Step 1: Enable File Bluetooth technology Setup on your iPhone. This is the most common way that users connect their Mac to iPhone for internet hotspot purposes. Your phone should also have cellular data turned on, so be sure to enable this option as well.

Step 2: The second step towards setting up Personal Hotspot on your iPhone is Settingsthen tap Personal Contact Point. If you don’t see it, you can locate it inside a file Cellular / Mobile Data and options.

Step 3: The next step is to set up a suitable Wi-Fi password, which will be used to connect your Mac to the iPhone itself. You don’t necessarily have to use the same password as your Wi-Fi router, but choose one that’s secure enough that others can’t easily guess it.

The fourth step: After the above steps are completed, from here, you will be asked to run Allow others to join A button to make your iPhone discoverable to your favorite Mac.

Fifth step: Now, click on the Wi-Fi icon on your Mac, which is on the top right corner panel of the screen, right next to the Bluetooth icon. From here, you will see the name you initially decided to name your iPhone (this can be changed to your liking by going to general >> About >> name). Once you click on that, you will be asked to enter the Wi-Fi password you chose from step 2, after which you can use the internet via your iPhone data.

Once your Mac is successfully connected to your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot, the Wi-Fi icon will be temporarily replaced by a corresponding icon representing the hotspot.

How to use your iphone as a personal Wi-Fi hotspot for Mac

Use your iPhone as an Internet hotspot for Mac using a USB cable

In addition to connecting your Mac to your iPhone’s Internet hotspot via Bluetooth, you can also do so with a USB cable. You will need a Mac with a USB port and at least OS X 10.9 or later firmware.

Step 1: The first step is to connect the charging cable of your iPhone model to the Mac. Because there are differences between iPhone charging cables (USB-C and Lightning), there are a few things to keep in mind: If your Mac has a USB-C port and your iPhone has a Lightning to USB cable, you’ll need to connect the USB end of the cable to the USB adapter -C to USB. Alternatively, you can use a USB-C to Lightning cable. Both components (adapter and USB-C to Lightning cable) are sold separately.

iPhone USB Type-C cable next to MacBook.

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Step 2: Once you connect the necessary cables from your iPhone to your Mac, a Do you trust this computer? An alert may appear. click trust Then go to your system’s network preferences and select iPhone.

Use instant hotspot

Similar to how you can connect your iPhone’s Internet hotspot to your Mac through a Bluetooth connection, you can connect to your Personal Hotspot without having to enter a password via Apple’s Hotspot feature.

Step 1: To use Instant Hotspot, both your Mac and iPhone must be signed in to your iCloud account using the same Apple ID. Moreover, the Bluetooth technology And the Wi-Fi The options must be turned on on both devices.

Step 2: Once step 1 is complete, click on the Wi-Fi icon on your Mac and select your iPhone from the drop-down list. Now go to your iPhone Settings option, click Wi-Fi, and choose the iPhone name you set up as a personal hotspot. You will not be required to enter a password as long as both your iPhone and Mac are configured as described in Step 1.

While the majority of phone companies offer a data plan that allows the use of an internet hotspot, some companies may charge extra for the standard phone and data package price when using the option. With this in mind, you should check any additional costs associated with an internet hotspot with your carrier, especially if you plan to use a large amount of data.

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