How to Stop Sharing Your Internet Connection on an iPhone 7

The Personal Hotspot feature on the iPhone is a lifesaver when you have a laptop, tablet, or other device that you need to connect to the Internet, but you aren’t anywhere near a Wi-Fi network. Instead you can enable the feature on your iPhone, and turn it into a kind of wireless router that can share its Internet connection with others. This can wind up using a lot of cellular data, but it can be invaluable in certain situations.

But you may have allowed a device to use your Personal Hotspot once, only to find that it keeps trying to use it again to connect to the Internet. Fortunately you can follow our guide below to see how to turn off the Personal Hotspot and stop sharing your Internet connection from your iPhone 7.


How to Stop Other Devices from Using Your Cellular Data on an iPhone 7

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus. This guide assumes that you are currently sharing your iPhone’s data connection with another device via the Personal Hotspot feature of the device. These steps are going to show you how to turn that off.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

iphone 7 settings menu



Step 2: Select the Personal Hotspot option.

how to turn off personal hotspot iphone 7



Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Personal Hotspot to turn it off. Other devices will not be able to share your connection when that button is in the left position. The Personal Hotspot is turned off in the picture below.

how to stop sharing internet connection on iphone 7



If you would still like to let other devices share your Personal Hotspot, but simply want to prevent one device from connecting, then the best option is to change the password. You can do this by tapping the Wi-Fi Password button in step 3, then deleting the current password and replacing it with a new one.


Are you looking for ways to lower the amount of data that you are using each month? Read our guide on ways to reduce iPhone data usage for some ideas that might to help prevent any overages that you are currently experiencing. newsletter

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