iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus: How To Use As A Modem
For those that own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you may want to know how to use iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as a modem. The Modem Hotspot on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus allows you to connect other devices to the Internet. The best option is to use the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Hotspot to allow these devices to get Internet access. Setting up the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as a mobile hotspot is also great for when there is a bad public WiFi connection. The new battery life on the iPhone 7 is great for using the modem feature since the iPhone 7 battery can last for hours.
To be able to use the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hotspot, you first need to set up Hotspot on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This process is not hard to do and below we’ll explain how to use the mobile hotspot and how to change the security password on the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
How to turn the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus into a modem hotspot:
- Turn on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
- Select on Settings and tap on Mobile.
- Tap Personal Hotspotand set Personal Hotspot to On.
- Tap on Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- Tap Wi-Fi Password and enter a suitable password (this can be any password you choose, it’s not related to your Apple ID or usual Wi-Fi connection).
- Now check the name of the hotspot listed under To Connect Using Wi-Fi.
- Click AirPort in the Menu bar of your Mac and choose the Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Enter the password from Step 4.
How to change the password and security type for wireless hotspot on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
It’s standard for the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to add a password to the mobile hotspot feature. It also defaults to WPA2 for security. Follow the steps below to change these settings:
- Turn on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
- Select on Settings.
- Tap on Personal Hotspot.
- Than tap on the Wi-Fi password.
It’s important to note that some data plans don’t offer mobile hotspot unless you upgrade to that service. After you have followed the instructions above and you see that Mobile Hotspot not working on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, then it’s recommended that you contact your wireless carrier to see if you can get a compatible data plan.
Use iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as USB Modem
It’s also possible to use the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as a USB modem. This will mean that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will ne recognized as a standard network connection and will have your computer establish it as the main connection.
Use iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as Bluetooth Modem
Also, if you want to use your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus as a Bluetooth modem, you can just turn on the Bluetooth setting on your computer and iPhone. This can be done by going to Settings, selecting on General and tapping on Bluetooth, then change the Bluetooth toggle to ON.