While traveling, you might want to share your iPhone’ s cellular data with your Windows 10 laptop so that you can work on the go. The built-in personal hotspot feature in iPhone/iPad allows you to share your iOS device’s internet connection with other devices.
When it comes to sharing the cellular data, you can either share the internet connection over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB cable.
In this guide, we will see how to set up a personal hotspot on your iPhone/iPad and then connect Windows 10 laptop to iPhone’s hotspot.
Method 1 of 2
Connect Windows 10 PC to iPhone’s hotspot over Wi-Fi
Step 1: First of all, you need to turn on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your iPhone. You can do that by opening Settings and turning on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Step 2: Next, let’s turn on the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone. To do that, navigate to Settings > Personal Hotspot.
Please note that Personal Hotspot option will not be available when mobile data is turned off. So, if you are unable to access Personal Hotspot, it’s likely because mobile data is turned off.
Step 3: Turn on Personal Hotspot option. You should now see the default password for the hotspot.
If Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned off on your iPhone, you will get the following notification. Tap Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth option to turn on them and turn on Personal Hotspot.
Step 4: On your Windows 10 PC, make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on. To do the same, open Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, and make sure that Wi-Fi option is turned on.
Step 5: Click on the wireless icon in the system tray area of the taskbar and then click your iPhone’s entry. Click the Connect button.
Step 6: When you are asked to enter the password, please enter the password that you can see in the Personal hotspot section of iPhone settings (Settings > Personal Hotspot).
That’s it! You should now be able to browse the web on your Windows 10 PC using your iPhone’s internet connection.
Method 2 of 2
Connect Windows 10 laptop to iPhone’s hotspot using a USB cable
If, for some reason, you are unable to connect your Windows 10 laptop to iPhone’s hotspot, you can use your iPhone’s USB cable to connect your Windows 10 laptop to iPhone’s hotspot without any issues.
Step 1: Download the latest version of iTunes on your PC and Install the same.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to Windows 10 laptop using the charging cable. If you get the following screen on your iPhone, tap Trust.
Step 3: On your iPhone, navigate to Settings > Personal Hotspot. Again, if the Personal Hotspot is not accessible, please turn on the mobile data.
Step 4: Next, navigate to Settings > Personal Hotspot. Turn on Personal Hotspot.
Step 5: Your Windows 10 laptop should automatically connect to iPhone’s hotspot now.
You may start browsing the web on your Windows 10 laptop now.