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.

  1. From the Home Screen launch the Settings App
  2. In Settings tap on Personal Hotspot
  3. Toggle Personal Hotspot to "On"
  4. If Wi-Fi is currently disabled a popup will appear asking you to enable it.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Enter the password
  8. A blue bar will appear on top of your iPhone showing the connection is established and how many devices are connected. Wireless Hotspot feature in iOS 4.3

That's it. Enjoy your Wi-Fi but keep track of your 3G data!

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