- Learning how to change the hotspot name on an iPhone 11 is going to take you to a screen on an iPhone that includes a lot of information that could be useful in the future.
- We are actually changing the device name by completing these steps. That means that you will also be changing your Bluetooth name and your AirDrop name, as well as how your iPhone is recognized on other networks.
- Using the personal hotspot on your iPhone is going to switch the network connection from Wi-Fi to cellular. Any data that your iPhone uses, as well as devices attached to the personal hotspot, will be data from your cellular plan.
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose the General option.
- Select the About option.
- Touch the Name button.
- Tap the x to delete the current name, then enter the new hotspot name.
Your Apple iPhone includes a feature called the Personal Hotspot that lets you share your cellular network connection with other devices. When there are no wi-fi networks within range, this can let other devices, such as an iPad or Mac computer, connect to the Internet.
Your iPhone’s personal hotspot will be the same as the name of your iPhone by default. While this may be fine for many iPhone users, you might prefer to change your personal hotspot name to something different.
Luckily it’s possible to change your hotspot network name to anything that you would like by following the steps in our guide below.
How to Change the Personal Hotspot Name on an Apple iPhone 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1, but will also work on other iPhone models like the iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 6.
Note that anyone to whom your give your personal hotspot Wi-Fi password is going to be able to use the data from your data plan. Certain actions, such as file downloads or video streaming, can use a lot of data.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select General.
Step 3: Touch the About button.
Step 4: Choose the Name option.
Step 5: Tap the x to delete the current device name, then enter the new name.
You can turn on your personal hotspot by going to Settings > Personal Hotspot and turning on the Allow Others to Join option.
Once you have turned on this option you will be able to use your iPhone like a mobile hotspot and start sharing your Internet connection with other devices, even other smartphones like those using the Android operating system.
You will know that there are connected devices using your cellular data because the clock at the top-left of your Home screen will have blue shading around it.
When you are done using your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot you can tap the Settings icon, tap Personal Hotspot, then turn off the Allow Others to Join option.
Note that your hotspot password is shown under the “Allow Others to Join” button. Other devices will need that personal hotspot password when they attempt to connect.
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