If you’re unable to solve your issue using the troubleshooting options above, contact Apple for assistance.

Using your iPhone as a personal hotspot (also known as “tethering”) lets you lend your internet connection to another device, such as a laptop or gaming console. This Instructable will show you how to turn on this feature in iOS 9.0.2.

  1. Turn on Wi-Fi

The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure that Wi-Fi is enabled. This can be done either by opening the Settings app and tapping on “Wi-Fi” or bringing up your Control Center and tapping on the WiFi icon – if it’s blue, then Wi-Fi is enabled. Once that’s done, you can connect your other devices to the phone by using Bluetooth or a USB cable.

Sometimes, even if everything is set up correctly, there can be bugs in the software that can cause issues. The good news is that it’s not uncommon for Apple to release updates to fix these problems. Make sure your iPhone is up to date, and then try using it as a hotspot again.

One other thing that you’ll want to do is make sure the device you’re trying to connect to the hotspot is within range of it. You may also want to make sure that the other device has the password that you used to create the hotspot – if it doesn’t, then you will need to enter it when you’re connecting to the device.

You can also try resetting the network settings on your iPhone. This will reset the settings back to the defaults that were used when it was first manufactured. This can help to solve a lot of different issues, including problems with the wireless connection.

If all else fails, then you may need to contact an Apple Store or an authorized service provider to have the device looked at. There is always the chance that the problem is a hardware issue, and nothing that you can do on your own will be able to solve it.

Lastly, you can also try turning off battery saver mode on your phone. While this feature is designed to improve battery life, it can cause some problems if you use it frequently. If you’re having trouble with your cellular data, try turning this feature off and then attempting to connect to the mobile hotspot again. It may take a little while for the hotspot to turn on again, but it should eventually do so.

  1. Turn on Bluetooth

The iPhone 6s Plus can be used as a hotspot to share your cellular data connection with other devices, including computers. This is made possible by the Personal Hotspot feature, which turns your cellular data into a WiFi signal that other devices can connect to. In order to use Personal Hotspot, you will need to turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone. You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of your screen to bring up Control Center, and then tapping on the Bluetooth icon. This will turn the Bluetooth button on your iPhone blue, and it will also show your hotspot name in text below “Allow Others to Join.”

If your bluetooth is turned on and you still aren’t able to connect to your hotspot, there may be a few reasons why this could be happening. One possibility is that you have a minor software glitch that’s preventing your bluetooth device from connecting to the hotspot. Try turning off and then back on your bluetooth, and see if this resolves the issue.

Another option is to reset the network settings on your iPhone. To do this, connect your iPhone to a computer using the USB cable and open iTunes on the computer. While your iPhone is connected, press and hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for 8 seconds. Then, release the Power button but continue to hold down the Home button. After about 15 seconds, the iPhone will restart and will automatically reset its network settings. This should solve the problem, and you can then pair your bluetooth device with your phone.

You can also try turning off and then on your iPhone’s Bluetooth, which will reset its discoverable mode and allow it to start looking for nearby bluetooth devices. This is a fast and easy way to fix the problem, and it should work in most cases.

If you have a cellular plan with a data cap, your iPhone may not be able to connect to the hotspot if you’ve already reached your limit for the month. This can cause the connection to slow down or stop working altogether, so it’s important to check your cellular data usage before trying to connect. If you do have a data cap, contact your cellular provider to ask about lowering it for the rest of the month.

  1. Turn on Cellular

Cellular service is one of the most integral pieces of owning an iPhone, and without it, much of the phone’s functionality would cease to function. If your cellular data isn’t working, there are a few easy fixes you can try.

First, make sure cellular data is actually enabled. To do this, open the Control Center and ensure the cellular data button is green. If it isn’t, turn the switch on. You can also do this from the Settings app on your iPhone.

If the problem persists, try restarting your iPhone or iPad. Rebooting your device will reset all of its network settings, so it’s a good idea to do this whenever you encounter a problem with your hotspot. If it still doesn’t work, you may want to contact your carrier and discuss your issue with them.

Another common solution is to turn off Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone. If you’re using the iPhone with a cellular plan, turning off Wi-Fi calling will stop the iPhone from consuming a significant amount of your cellular data. This is a good option if you want to use an iPhone for both calls and data, but don’t want it to drain your cellular data plan.

Personal Hotspot lets you share your iPhone’s cellular data connection with other devices like laptops and tablets. To connect to your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot, other devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the source device (iPhone). Other devices can also join a Personal Hotspot over Bluetooth connectivity. However, it’s important to note that you can only connect two Bluetooth devices at a time to the Personal Hotspot.

You can enable or disable tethering on the Personal Hotspot settings screen on your iPhone, and you can also set a password to prevent other people from connecting to the Personal Hotspot. You can also change the default connection type to “Wi-Fi only” (which will save cellular data, but will still download some data that may slow performance), or you can set it to “Off”. To use the iPhone’s Personal Hotspot, other people just need to launch their Wi-Fi app and look for the name of your iPhone’s network. They then need to enter the password that’s displayed on the Personal Hotspot settings screen.

  1. Turn on Personal Hotspot

The iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature turns your smartphone into a makeshift internet router that other devices can connect to via Bluetooth or USB. The process is very similar to connecting to any other Wi-Fi network. On your computer, tablet or another phone simply open the menu that lets you connect to a wireless network, and look for the name of your iPhone next to two interlocking rings or a regular Wi-Fi icon. Select it, enter your password if prompted, and you’re online.

Your iPhone will use up data from your cell phone plan while it’s broadcasting a mobile hotspot, so be careful not to go over your limit. If you’re on an unlimited plan this won’t be a problem, but if you have a limited data allowance it can quickly deplete your balance. You can check how much data you’ve used in the Settings app or on other devices that are connected to your iPhone.

Several issues can prevent your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot from working properly. One common cause is that your iPhone’s tethering option might be grayed out in the Settings app or displayed with an onscreen message that reads “To enable tethering, contact your carrier.” This issue usually results from missing APN configuration information that your cellular provider needs to provide.

Other problems can include an expired tethering subscription, lack of available cellular data or an insufficient battery life. In some cases resetting your iPhone’s settings can solve these issues. To reset your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap General. Tap Reset and then select Reset All Settings.

If you’ve recently changed your phone’s name, this could also interfere with Personal Hotspot functionality. To fix this, you’ll need to change the hotspot name on your phone (which is based on its Bluetooth name). You can find instructions on how to do this in How to Change Your iPhone’s Name.

Some people have also reported that logging out of their iCloud account and then re-logging in resolves Personal Hotspot issues on their iPhone. While it’s unclear why this fixes the problem, it’s definitely worth a try if nothing else works.