Depending on the mobile tariff and operator, you can convert your iPhone 5, 4s, or 4 into a mobile WiFi hotspot. This will allow you to use the iPhone’s internet connection with a laptop or other devices, such as an iPad.
To do so, perform the steps listed below.
- Open your iPhone, tap Settings, and then tap General
- Select Personal Hotspot (if this option is not present, contact your network provider. By paying an extra fee you most probably will be able to add tethering)
- Turn Personal Hotspot on (by default this option is switched off)
- Enter a name and password for the mobile hotspot
Next, open your iPad or laptop and select the mobile hotspot just created.
Like an iPhone, you can use smartphones of other smartphones as a mobile hotspot. Whether it is your laptop or a smartphone that is connected to the Internet, it is important you protect it, and your data therein, from malware. To safeguard a Windows laptop against malware, install a reliable and advanced antivirus tool.