How to Change Hotspot Password on iPhone (An Easy 4 Step Guide)

We have written about how to find your hotspot password before, but you might use your hotspot a lot and share it with other people. If so, then it’s a good idea to know how to change hotspot password on iPhone devices for your own security purposes.

Summary – How to Change the iPhone Personal Hotspot Password

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Personal Hotspot.
  3. Tap the Password option.
  4. Delete the old password and enter the new one.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to change hotspot password on iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

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Related Topic: You can update your phone name, including the Hotspot name when you visit our how to change iPhone Bluetooth name guide and follow the steps there.

Using the Personal Hotspot feature in iOS 7 on your iPhone 5 allows you to share your cell phone’s data connection with other devices.

This is a great way to access the Internet from your computer or tablet when you aren’t near a wireless network.

But the data that you use on your iPhone is more expensive than the data you use on your home or work network, so it’s important to restrict access to your hotspot.

So if someone else knows the password for your hotspot and is using it, then you need to change your personal hotspot password to restrict their access.

Check out our how to share Internet from iPhone article for additional information about using your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature.

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Note that this will require you to change the password on any device that automatically connects to your iPhone’s Wi-Fi, such as your laptop or iPad. It will also prevent anyone who was previously connected to your hotspot from connecting again unless you give them the new password.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Touch the Personal Hotspot option near the top of the screen.

select the personal hotspot option

Step 3: Touch the Wi-Fi Password button.

touch the wi-fi password button

Step 4: Touch the x button to delete the previous password, enter the new password, then touch the Done button.

how to change the personal hotspot password on the iphone

Note that using your personal hotspot requires you to be on a cellular network. Even if you are currently connected to a Wi-Fi network, turning on the personal hotspot and letting other devices connect to it will cause you to use cellular data.

This is one of the reasons why it’s a good idea to know how to change hotspot password on iPhone. Devices like iPads and laptop computers can use a lot of data when they are connected to the Internet, and that data will be consumed as part of your iPhone data plan if they are on your hotspot.

If you are concerned about other people reading the information on your iPhone, then a passcode can be a helpful thing to have. Learn how to set a passcode on the iPhone 5.

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