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How to use an iPhone as a hotspot

By Tomy
Jul 21, 2015
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  1. Hi guys,

    I want to use my iPhone as a hotspot. My iPhone is 5S and the iOS version 8.4.
    Is there any way to do it please?
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,615   +336

  3. Tomy

    Tomy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I tried some but didn't work for me. Which one is better in your view?
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,615   +336

    I don't have an opinion, just trying to help.
     
  5. Tomy

    Tomy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Thanks, anyway.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    At home, this might be reasonable, but good heavens, don't do this in public unless you don't care that your personal information is take along with all your contacts. This is a major invitation to having your cellphone hacked.

    BUT you asked and now that I've warned you, here's how
    Code:
    Follow these steps to set up your Personal Hotspot:
    
        Tap Settings > Cellular.
        Tap Personal Hotspot and then turn it on.
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    I haven't done this on my iPhone, but I have an S4 for work. On the S4 it is an encrypted wifi, I would assume that iOS would require a password to join too.. Not sure what the harm is doing this in public provided it isn't a open wifi.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    That's the issue, most are open/unprotected.
     
    SNGX1275 likes this.

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