How to Change the Personal Hotspot Name in iOS 9

The Personal Hotspot feature on your iPhone allows you to share the Internet connection on your iPhone with another wireless device, such as an iPad or laptop computer. Once you enable the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone, then you can connect to it from the other device in a manner very similar to how you would connect to a Wi-Fi network.

The name of your Personal Hotspot is pulled from the device name, so it is probably something like “My iPhone”, but you can change this setting by editing the name currently being used for your device.


Change the Name of a Personal Hotspot on an iPhone 6

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2. We will be changing the iPhone device name in the steps below, as that is the setting on your device that determines the name of your personal hotspot. You can also change the password for your personal hotspot in iOS 9 if someone knows the password, and you do not want them to be able to access your personal hotspot anymore.

Note that connecting to and using the personal hotspot can use a lot of cellular data if you are connected to a cellular network. This data usage can be very high if you are performing data-intensive activities on the connected device, such as streaming video.


  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. open the settings menu



  3. Scroll down and select the General option.
  4. open the general menu



  5. Tap the About button at the top of the screen.
  6. select the about option



  7. Tap the Name button at the top of the screen.
  8. change personal hotspot name in ios 9



  9. Tap the small x button to the right of the current name, enter a new name, then tap the blue Done button on the keyboard.

enter the new name for the personal hotspot


Do you use a lot of cellular data on your iPhone, and would like to stop? Learn how to restrict cellular usage for individual apps in iOS 9 so that they can only connect to the Internet when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. newsletter
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