Daily Tip: How to use Wi-Fi personal hotspot
Wondering how to use the Wi-Fi personal hotspot on the new Verizon iPhone 4 or iOS 4.3 iPhone 4? Used mobile hotspot or a MiFi before but not sure how Apple's works? No worries, it's almost painless to share your iPhone's 3G connection with up to 5 other devices (including your iPad or laptop!) and we'll show you how after the break!
If you've used an iPhone before, Wi-Fi personal hotspot enhances the previous method for tethering and works in pretty much the same way -- albeit much more easily. IIf you're brand new to iPhone 4, Apple has made it even quicker to get to and get going with. Here's how.
- From the Home Screen launch the Settings App
- In Settings tap on Personal Hotspot
- Toggle Personal Hotspot to "On"
- If Wi-Fi is currently disabled a popup will appear asking you to enable it.
- You will see a default Wi-Fi password. You can either use it or tap on it to change it to a password of your choosing.
- Once you're happy with the settings go to your Mac or Windows PC and look for the name of your iPhone under available Wi-Fi networks.
- Enter the password
- A blue bar will appear on top of your iPhone showing the connection is established and how many devices are connected.
That's it. Enjoy your Wi-Fi but keep track of your 3G data!
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