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How to set up your iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (iOS 11 tutorial)

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How to set up your iPhone as a personal Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (iOS 11 tutorial)

Have you ever been in a situation where you are on the go - staying at a hotel or just camping outdoors - and have either your tablet or laptop with you, but no Wi-Fi in sight? It’s frustrating to not be able to do all those things you do on the web. Hey, we are not even speaking about checking out cat videos! We mean logging in to your Facebook or going through your mail. If you have your iPhone with you, there is an easy way to get your second device - be it a laptop or a tablet - connected.


Keep in mind that you do need an active data plan on your phone for this to work and you need to make sure that your carrier supports mobile hotspot and this service is included in your plan. Do not forget that the Wi-Fi mobile hotspot that you create uses your phone data plan and can easily gobble up through your data allowance in no time. This is a recipe for cell phone bill disaster if not controlled, so make sure to use this with proper caution.

Update: We have updated this post with new instructions for iOS 11 and the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Follow this guide for to create a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot on iOS 11 devices: the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and up until the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air and later.

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