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Learn how to use an iPhone as Wi-Fi hotspot for your laptop

You often use your laptop on the road. Leaving the electronic device behind isn’t really an option as you need to get work done. In order to work, you have to be connected to the Internet. You wish that you could take advantage of your iPhone’s mobile data. Wait a minute. You totally can, just that you don’t know how to. All you have to do is create a Wi-Fi hotspot and share the 3G/4G Internet connection. This neat, little guide will teach you how to tether an Internet connection with an iPhone. Read it as carefully as you would read a laptop review.


  • Go to the settings on your iPhone


First things first, you’ll have to go to the settings menu. There is a “Settings” icon on the iPhone, so it should be impossible for you to miss it. scroll down toward the bottom of the list until you find “Personal Hotspot”. Make sure to enable this feature. If you prefer the alternative path, you can go into the settings menu and choose cellular.


  • Create a password


Your iPhone will require you to come up with a password. But is this really necessary? Actually, it is.  You won’t be able to use the Wi-Fi hotspot safely. Just about anyone can connect to the wireless network and, implicitly, steal your bandwidth. You don’t want that, do you? Create your password. Attention needs to be paid to the fact that the password needs to be at least 8 characters long. To achieve a strong password, combine word segments and maybe include numbers.


  • Verify the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot


You’ve already decided that you want to tether the Internet connection using Wi-Fi. So, is there anything else you should be doing? Yes, verifying the name of the personal hotspot. See if the Wi-Fi hotspot you have just created is listed. Obviously, you need to get your laptop. Connect to the mobile network using the password you’ve set.

Wi-Fi hotspot and battery life

When you use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you won’t have that much battery life. How much you can expect from your smartphone depends on what kind of device you have. Generally speaking, your iPhone won’t die in you for the next 4 hours. Battery life depends on several factors, among which mention can be made of wireless signal strength. The weaker the signal is, the more power it will take to connect to it.

You’ll be happy to know that it’s possible to save battery life and you don’t have to get a personal loan to buy a new router either. When you’re on the road, keep things simple. To be more precise, don’t attempt to connect to other wireless networks, especially if the one you have provides a relatively good signal. What is more, adjust the brightness of the iPhone screen. If you dim the display of your precious phone, you’ll enjoy more battery life. you can be sure of that. Last but not least, turn off notifications. You have work to do and you need to focus your attention on what you’re doing.


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