How to Connect to a Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot Using Bluetooth iPhone

Last Updated on Feb 21, 2023

Most of the iOS users use hotspots using the Wi-Fi network. Obviously, we believe iPhone cellular data internet plan is costly. So if you want to prefer hotspot use over Wi-Fi, then any number of another Wi-Fi enabled device can use your iPhone and iPad hotspot internet, in the case of you doesn’t set Hotspot password on an iOS device. Here is another alternative in case if you are in a crowd and you want to turn on the hotspot, and no one can catch your hotspot range. In this case, you can use a Personal hotspot using Bluetooth in iOS.

For that, you must set up a hotspot on your iPhone and iPad for Bluetooth only. Then you can turn on the internet on another device or share your hotspot over the Bluetooth network.

Note: in this case, you can also set a hotspot password, share the internet over other Bluetooth. So I recommended it first so no one can access your private hotspot internet on other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Trick to Share Personal Hotspot using Bluetooth

Step 1: On the Device hosting Personal Hotspot

Follow these steps on the iOS device which you are going to use as a Personal Hotspot,

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Tap Personal Hotspot.
  3. Turn ON the Allow Others to Join.
  4. Then, again go to the Settings
  5. Select Bluetooth.
  6. Enable Bluetooth
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Step 2: On the Device that You Want to Connect to the Personal Hotspot

Now here are the steps you should follow on another iOS device to connect it to the Personal Hotspot,

On the iOS Device

  1. Navigate to the Settings App.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Toggle ON Bluetooth.
  4. Wait for the iPhone to search the iOS device that is providing the Personal Hotspot.
  5. Ensure the code appears on both the iOS devices are correct, and tap Pair when it appears on both iOS devices.

On the Mac,

If you want to connect the Mac, then,

  1. Click on the Apple icon.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Turn ON the Bluetooth on Mac, and pair with the iOS device to connect with the Personal Hotspot.
  4. Connect it, and read and do as what the instructions say on Mac.

On the Windows PC,

If you desire to connect the Windows PC to the Personal Hotspot, then,

  1. Toggle ON Bluetooth on the Windows PC.
  2. Select Add a Bluetooth Device.
  3. Then, follow the instructions to complete the setup.

What to do when you can’t connect to Personal Hotspot?

Solution 1: Disable and Enable Bluetooth

The basic trick is to turn off the Bluetooth and turn it on again. This will refresh the Bluetooth connections across the devices.

On iOS Devices, open the Settings App > Bluetooth, or directly disable and enable the Bluetooth from the Control Center.

On macOS, look for the Bluetooth icon in the top menu bar.

On Windows PC, click on the Bluetooth icon from the Notification bar to toggle it.

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Solution 2: Unpair and Pair the Devices

Unpair the device that you are connecting to the Personal Hotspot,

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Find the device that is hosting the Personal Hotspot and then Forget this Device.

Similarly, if you are connecting to the macOS,

  1. Click on the Apple menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Open the Bluetooth.
  4. Click on the (X), next to the host device that is providing Personal Hotspot.

For the Windows PC,

  1. Open the Bluetooth settings.
  2. Find the Bluetooth Device and Remove

Solution 3: Reboot them All

What’s next? Restart. It may boost up the system software and clear up the bug. So depending on the device, restart the Mac, PC, iOS device.

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