iPhone: how to configure Internet connection sharing?

Are you on the move and need to share your iPhone’s internet connection on your computer? Good news: the iPhone makes it easy to share its Internet connection, whether you are under EDGE, 3G, 4G or even 5G coverage. Apple smartphones offer to do this via WiFi, just like your home router. But also via Bluetooth or USB, as desired.

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Power share your iPhone’s internet connection is handy for connecting to the Internet on your laptop wherever you are. But beware, if all Apple smartphones allow it, not all plans allow it. In this case, you will need to contact your operator to find a more suitable package or subscribe to an option in order to benefit from this functionality. Finally, in some cases, you may need to change operator. In this case, read our article to unlock your iPhone for use on the network of your choice.

How to share the internet connection of an iPhone?

The iPhone connection sharing allows you to use your smartphone’s network connection via three modes that can be used simultaneously: WiFi, Bluetooth and USB. Fact, your iPhone becomes a router, much like the one in your home, except that it fits in your pocket. Useful if you are on vacation for example and you do not have access to an Internet connection.

  • Make sure your cellular data is on and you have network
  • Access the application Settings then go to Sharing the line
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  • Select Wi-Fi Password then enter the password of your choice in the window that opens.
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  • Once done, go back. Tap the slider next to the option Authorize other users.
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  • On your computer (Mac or PC), go to your WiFi networks, then connect to your iPhone by entering the password you will have previously created. If you are successfully connected, the connection sharing logo should appear in color.
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Note that you can also share your connection via USB. Here is how to do it.

  • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  • Then connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device.
  • If a “Trust this computer?” ┬╗Is displayed, touch Be proud.

If the Connection Sharing option is not displayed, contact your operator to make sure that your plan is compatible with this feature. Also remember to change the password and start over, put your smartphone in airplane mode and take it out or restart your devices. If you have an Android smartphone, here’s how to configure tethering on Android.

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