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How to Connect iPhone Hotspot to MacBook Pro?
How To Connect iPhone Hotspot To MacBook Pro? The iPhone has a few different ways to share its internet with your Mac. The simplest is Wi-Fi, but you can also connect via Bluetooth and USB.
First, make sure that your iPhone is running iOS 13 or later and that it has a cellular connection. You may also need to enable Personal Hotspot.
1. Turn on the Personal Hotspot:
To connect your Mac to the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone, first make sure that the Personal Hotspot feature is turned on. This can be done in Settings > Personal Hotspot. Next, turn on Bluetooth on both your iPhone and Mac to make your device more discoverable. Once you’ve done this, you can click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar and select the name of your iPhone from the list to connect. You may be asked to enter a password if you’ve set one up.
Once you’ve connected your phone to your Mac, you can start using the tethered connection on other devices like your iPad or computer. To do this, go to Settings on the other device and select Wi-Fi. Then, choose the network named after your iPhone and enter the password if prompted.
If you’re having trouble connecting to your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot, try turning off Airplane Mode. This can help reset your carrier’s settings and restore connectivity. You can also try updating your iPhone’s software to address connection issues.
2. Turn on Bluetooth:
You can connect your iPhone to a MacBook Pro using Bluetooth. However, you’ll need to have both the iPhone and the Mac running iOS 11 or later. You’ll also need to be signed in to the same Apple ID on both devices and have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on.
The simplest way to connect your iPhone to your Mac is to use the Continuity feature. This allows you to do things like unlock your Mac with your Apple watch, answer phone calls on your Mac, and scan documents and send them to your iPhone for immediate viewing.
If you’re having trouble connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot, try restarting both the iPhone and the Mac. This can help reset the device and fix any bugs that may be causing problems.
You can also try turning off Bluetooth on both devices. This will prevent your Mac from accidentally trying to connect to the iPhone’s Bluetooth.
You can turn on Bluetooth again when you’re ready to use it. Just remember that this will increase battery usage.
3. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable:
If you can’t connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi, you can also use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your Mac (also known as tethering). You’ll need a Lightning cable (or a USB-C to Lightning adapter for MacBooks with USB-C ports, like the new MacBook Pro 2021).
Once the iPhone is connected to the Mac, a USB icon will appear in the Finder sidebar. To sync data from the Mac to the iPhone, click the iPhone name in the Finder sidebar and then select Sync from the iPhone menu.
You can also set up iCloud to automatically sync data between your iPhone and Mac, including Apple News, Homekit data, Notes, Safari files and bookmarks, Stocks, and more. This is especially helpful when you need to transfer data from one device to the other, or if your WiFi connection is unreliable.
If your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot keeps disconnecting, you may be in a location with a lot of interference that interferes with wireless signals. Try moving away from areas such as hospitals or metal buildings. You can also turn off Low data mode in the System Settings app to help minimize data consumption.
4. Turn on Wi-Fi:
If the iPhone’s hotspot is still not connecting to your MacBook Pro even after you have enabled it and turned on Bluetooth, you may want to try resetting the network settings. This will revert all of your phone’s network configurations to the factory default, including mobile/cellular data, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
To do this, connect your iPhone to your Mac with the USB cable it came with (or a compatible adapter if you have an older model of the iPhone). Open Finder on your Mac and click your iPhone’s name in the sidebar. If you get a “Trust This Computer?” prompt, click Trust. You may also need to approve the connection on your Mac with FaceID, TouchID, or a passcode.
Once the connection is established, you can use your iPhone’s internet as if it were a wireless router. To disconnect, click the Bluetooth symbol in the menu bar, select your iPhone, and then click Disconnect. If you’re using a low-data plan, you can prevent the iPhone from entering into Low Data mode by clicking Details when you hover your pointer over the name in the menu bar.
5. Turn on Bluetooth again:
Occasionally, Bluetooth can behave oddly and won’t start connecting to other devices. When this happens, the first thing to try is to turn it on again. You can do this on the Mac by clicking the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar or Control Center. Alternatively, you can use Hey Siri on supported Macs or just say “Turn on Bluetooth” to make it work.
If this doesn’t help, try resetting the network settings on your iPhone and Mac. This might also fix the problem if you’re in a location with a lot of wireless activity (like hospitals or metal buildings) that interferes with signals.
Another thing you can try is removing your Mac from the Connected Device list on your iPhone. This will cause the device to search for a new connection and hopefully find it. If you’re still having trouble, you can try contacting Apple Support to see what they recommend. They may ask you to perform a factory reset on the iPhone or MacBook Pro. This could solve the issue if it’s a software bug that’s fixed in a recent version of iOS.