Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

I can't use my Apple iPhone 8 Plus iOS 11.0 as a personal hotspot

Cause 2 of 2: Personal hotspot isn't used correctly

To use your phone as a personal hotspot, you need to turn on the function and establish a connection from the other device to your phone's hotspot.

Solution: See how to use your phone as a personal hotspot.

Step 1 of 9

Find "Personal Hotspot"

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 9

Find "Personal Hotspot"

Press Personal Hotspot.

Step 3 of 9

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Personal Hotspot" to turn on the function.

Step 4 of 9

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

If Wi-Fi is turned off, press Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Step 5 of 9

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

If Wi-Fi is turned on, press Wi-Fi and USB Only.

Step 6 of 9

Key in the password for personal hotspot

Press Wi-Fi Password and key in the required password.

Step 7 of 9

Key in the password for personal hotspot

Press Done.

Step 8 of 9

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Step 9 of 9

Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.

1 Find "Personal Hotspot"

Press Settings.
Press Personal Hotspot.

2 Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Personal Hotspot" to turn on the function.
If Wi-Fi is turned off, press Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
If Wi-Fi is turned on, press Wi-Fi and USB Only.

3 Key in the password for personal hotspot

Press Wi-Fi Password and key in the required password.
Press Done.
The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.

4 Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

5 Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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