When the month is coming to an end and the data plan is over, Tethering on iPhone is a life-saving feature. This capacity of Apple cell phones is one of the best, but it is not without some flaws.
In the middle of a meeting between family and friends, it has possibly happened to you that someone either asks you to share the internet or it is you who should ask. Either way, you know you have the option to do it easily on your iPhone, so there shouldn’t be a problem.
If what you want is to activate the Internet Sharing function, then you must follow these simple steps to achieve it, such as:
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone
- Then click on “Personal Hotspot”
- Click on “Allow others to connect” and define a password in “Wi-Fi Password”
- On the other cell phone you must open the Settings app as well
- Go to the Wi-Fi function and find the iPhone that is sharing the Internet
- Put the password you entered before and you should already be connected
In theory it is a simple process without many complications, however, some connection failures may occur. If you do these steps and you’re still offline, then try the following:
This is the feature to be on if you want a non-iPhone phone to connect. But it can work very well when the connection with an Apple cell phone fails.
- Go to the Settings app
- Under the option called “Personal Hotspot” click on “Maximize Compatibility”
- With this function activated, telephones and devices of other brands can be connected
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Turn airplane mode on and off
When we do this, what we achieve is that certain mobile data settings that could be failing are restored. Doing it is very simple, you just have to:
- Access the Control Center
- Click on the plane and when it changes color you click on it again and that’s it.
Check your browsing data
Many phone companies have a limited amount of data on your plan that you can share. So, you need to check whether you still have data to share or not.
Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
While you’re sharing data, you need to have both features turned on. To do this you must:
- Access the Control Center
- Verify that the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons are blue
- If they are not, just click on them to activate them
Update list of available networks
It is possible that one of the reasons for the failure is that the device you are trying to connect does not have updated lists of available Wi-Fi networks, in this case you must:
- Go to the device you are trying to connect and open the Settings app
- Click Wi-Fi
- Toggle it off and back on to update the list of available networks
By following these tips and tricks you can improve the Internet Sharing feature on iPhone to keep browsing.
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