Sharing is caring; or at least that’s what everyone wants us to believe.

Now you can share your LOVE and Wi-Fi .via. iPhone.

Many people don’t even know this cool feature even existed. But it does, and I’m going to show you how you can turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot.

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been in a situation where I needed to email a presentation or important documents, pay my bills, check the status of my flight, etc… and I couldn’t do it because I didn’t have Wi-Fi Connectivity; and the wireless hotspots that did have Wi-Fi Connectivity .i.e. Airports, I had to pay to use the Wi-Fi. Greed, I tell you! And although the iPhone is probably the greatest thing conceived by the human mind since sliced bread, it is limited in the number of things it can do. The iPhone is not a viable substitute for a Laptop or a Desktop Computer. I’m an old fashioned guy. I love my Laptop and I love the Windows OS installed on it; and I love an actual Keyboard that I can touch and feel, and that makes a sound every time I hit a key. So for me, the iPhone, nor the iPad, can ever replace the Laptop and Desktop Computer.

Enough of my self-indulgence!

Let’s get back to the topic of this blog post.

Back in the day when the iPhone was the new kid on the block, the only way to turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot was by Jailbreaking and Unlocking your iPhone. As the iPhone and the iOS evolved, Apple introduced a feature that enabled users to share their Wireless Connection (3G, 4G LTE) with others, without having to Jailbreak their iPhone. It was a ground breaking idea that inspired the portable Wi-Fi Hotspots (Verizon and AT&T) that we use today.

So, without further ado, here’s how you can turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot:

On your phone, go to Settings > Personal Hotspot.

Turn ON the Personal Hotspot.

You’ll also find a randomly generated Wi-Fi password. You can change this password if you want to, but I recommend leaving it as is.

Follow the standard process of Finding and Connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Laptop or Desktop Computer.

Enter the randomly generated Wi-Fi password to establish an authorized connection.

That’s it.

*Note: Make sure your data plan is large enough to accommodate Wi-Fi data sharing. Ideally, a 2 to 3 GB data plan will suffice.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below.

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Posted: May 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm, Last Updated: May 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Turn Your iPhone Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot