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

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,

Step 1: Launch the Settings App. Tap on Personal Hotspot.

 Launch the settings app tap personal HostsPot on iPhone

Step 2: Enable toggle Allow Others to Join on personal hotspot on iPhone.

Enable toggle ON allow others to join on iPhone

Step 3: Then again, go to the Settings App
Step 4: Select Bluetooth.
Step 5: Enable toggle Bluetooth on the iPhone.

Go to the settings app tap bluetooth enable toggle ON bluetooth on iPhone

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

Step 1: Go to the Settings App. Tap on Bluetooth.
Step 2: Enable toggle Bluetooth on the iPhone.

Wait for the iPhone to search the iOS device that is providing the Personal Hotspot.
Ensure the code appears on both iOS devices is correct, and tap Pair when it appears on both iOS devices.

Go to the settings app tap bluetooth enable toggle ON bluetooth on iPhone

On the Mac,

If you want to connect the Mac, then,

Step 1: Click Apple Logo and select System Settings… on Mac.
Step 2: Select Bluetooth and enable toggle Bluetooth on settings.

 Click the apple logo select the system settings click bluetooth enable toggle ON bluetooth 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,

Step 1: Launch the Settings App, tap on Bluetooth, and enable Bluetooth from the Control Center.

Go to the settings app tap bluetooth enable toggle ON bluetooth on iPhone

On macOS,

Step 1: Click Apple Logo and select System Settings… on Mac.
Step 2: Select Bluetooth and enable toggle Bluetooth on settings.

Click the apple logo select the system settings click bluetooth enable toggle ON bluetooth on mac

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

Solution 2: Unpair and Pair the Devices

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

Step 1: Launch the Settings App. Tap on Bluetooth.

Launch the settings tap bluetooth on iPhone

Step 2: Find the device that is hosting the Personal Hotspot and then Forget this Device.

Enable toggle ON bluetooth tap bluetooth name (i) button click on forget this device on iPhone

Similarly, if you are connecting to the macOS,

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu. Select System Preferences.

Click the apple logo tap system settings on mac

Step 2: Open the Bluetooth. Click on enable toggle Bluetooth on select bluetooth for connect double click then Forget… Option for mac.

Click on bluetooth enable toggle ON bluetooth tap bluetooth name click forget on mac

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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Karly Wood

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