Where is My iPhone 5 Personal Hotspot?


If you are wondering where to find your iPhone 5 Personal Hotspot, then you have probably heard about what a useful feature it is. The Personal Hotspot feature allows you to share your iPhone’s cellular data connection with another wireless device, such as a laptop or tablet, so that you can access the Internet with that device as well.

This feature can use a lot of data, however, so it is something that you need to be careful using so that you do not wind up with an enormous cellular data bill at the end of the month. Even something like streaming a couple of movies from Netflix while connected via the Personal Hotspot can use a significant portion of your data.

But if you are aware of the potential problems with this feature and are willing to proceed, then you can find the Personal Hotspot under the Cellular section of the Settings menu, as in the image below.

where is the personal hotspot on the iphone 5

 

 

This image was taken on a Verizon iPhone 5 that was running iOS 7.1.1. If you do not see the Personal Hotspot option in that location, then you may be using a different version of iOS, or it may not have been enabled on your iPhone yet. It can also be found by selecting the Cellular option on the Settings menu –

open the cellular menu

 

 

Then selecting the Personal Hotspot option.

select the personal hotspot option

 

 

You can then turn on the Personal Hotspot option on this menu. You will know that it is on when there is green shading around the button at the top of the screen.

turn on the personal hotspot

 

 

If you cannot see the Personal Hotspot option in either of these locations, then the feature may be blocked by your cellular provider. You should contact them and see if and how you can use the Personal Hotspot feature on their network. You can also consult Apple’s Personal Hotspot troubleshooting guide.

Would you like to share your iPhone’s data connection with your iPad? This article will show you how.

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