Connecting Your Mac Through Your iPhone with Personal Hotspot

If you are out of the house and need to connect your MacBook to the Internet you can use your iPhone's personal hotspot function. This allows you to connect through your iPhone's mobile data connection. This is handy when you'd rather not use public Wi-Fi or none is available.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Connecting Your Mac Through Your iPhone with Personal Hotspot”

    John C
    2 years ago

    Very appropriate video. I’ve been using the iPhone hotspot for a quite a while and this will save me having to show others how to set it up and use it.

    Marcia
    2 years ago

    Is it best to turn off the Hotspot on your phone when you are through using it or can you leave it on with out running down your battery, etc?

    2 years ago

    Marcia: I don’t think it should affect the battery that much either way.

    Ethel W
    2 years ago

    Can I assume that this will work for an iPad as well?

    Rod Lewis
    2 years ago

    When my iPhone has Mobile Data turned off, Personal Hotspot is greyed out. Can I use P.H. with phone connected to wifi? In other words I want to create a secondary wifi network, not using cellular data at all. The purpose is to connect an AppleTV to the secondary network when it cannot “agree” to the initial network. (in this case a public library in NZ)

    2 years ago

    Rod: Yes, Personal Hotspot is for creating a Wi-Fi network with your mobile connection as its Internet access. There is no way to create a new network using another network with your iPhone.

    2 years ago

    Ethel: Yes, or anything that uses Wi-Fi, like handheld game devices, other iPhones, etc.

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