Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Use Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and Tethering with your Apple iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

Want to share internet connection on your Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with other devices? This post has the steps on how to make this possible. Keep reading to learn a step-by-step guide on how to activate mobile hotspot and tethering functions on your new iPhone and share internet with your other devices.

There are two ways to share your iPhone's Internet connection with other devices. You can do it wirelessly or wired. Wireless sharing is done through Mobile Hotspot. Meanwhile, wired connection sharing is made possible through tethering. The latter method is done by directly connecting your iPhone 7/7Plus to the computer using a USB cable.

How to set up Mobile Hotspot on your iPhone 7/7 Plus

You need to set up mobile hotspot on your device before you can share Internet connection. Here's how the set up is done:

1. Verify and ensure that both Wi-Fi and Smartphone Mobile Hotspot features are turned on.

2. Go to the Home screen.

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Select Personal Hotspot.

5. Tap the Wi-Fi Password field to change the Wi-Fi Password, if necessary.


  • You can find the Wi-Fi Network name in Settings-> General-> About section. It is the same name to that of your device name.

Please note that data charges may apply for using the mobile hotspot feature. You may contact your service provider or carrier for more details so as to prevent having extra charges on your next internet bill.

To stop Internet sharing, all you have to do is turn off the Personal Hotspot feature. To do so, just head on to your iPhone Settings-> Personal Hotspot menu and then toggle the switch next to Personal Hotspot to turn the feature OFF and stop mobile internet sharing.

How to set up USB Tethering on your iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

One of the requisites for you to use your iPhone's tethering function is that the computer must have the latest version of iTunes software installed. Once all system requirements are met, proceed with the following steps:

1. Enable Personal Hotspot on your iPhone. Please refer to the above process.

2. If prompted, tap to select USB only from the given options.

3. Now connect your iPhone to the computer using the supplied USB cable.

4. Wait for the computer to recognize your device. The device will then automatically start tethering after syncing is complete.

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