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How to Connect to Instant Hotspot with iPhone/iPad/Mac

If your iPhone or cellular iPad has a cellular data connection, you can turn it into a Instant Hotspot to share your cellular data connection with other Apple devices when they close to each other. This tutorial will show you how to setup Instant Hotspot and connect to Instant Hotspot with iPhone/iPad/Mac.

Set up Instant Hotspot with iPhone/iPad

Devices available for Instant Hotspot are iPhone and iPad( Wi-Fi + Cellular) run iOS 8 or later, Which have an activated carrier plan providing Personal Hotspot service. Use steps below to setup and turn on Instant Hotspot:

Step 1: Go to Settings > Cellular. Make sure Cellular Data is turning on.

Step 2: Tap on Personal Hotspot, then turn it On.

Set up Instant Hotspot

How Do Devices Connect to Instant Hotspot

Instant Hotspot doesn't require a password. Instead, it requires all apple device are signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID. All Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have been turned on.

1. Connect to Instant Hotspot with iPhone/iPad/iPod

Step 1: On the device that needs to connect to Instant Hotspot, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, turn Wi-Fi on.

Step 2:  Select your the name of iPhone or iPad providing your Personal Hotspot.

Connect to Instant Hotspot

2. Connect to Instant Hotspot with Mac

Step 1: On Mac, click on the Wi-Fi icon in your Mac's menu bar.

Step 2: Choose the name of the iPhone or iPad providing your Personal Hotspot.

Connect to Instant Hotspot with Mac