How To Share Internet From iPhone Via Cable

Connect via USB function

First, you need to make sure that the version of iTunes that is installed on your computer is up to date, then you need to connect the iPhone using the phone cable (aka USB cable) to your PC or Mac. Next, a notification will appear on the smartphone screen asking about trust in the computer, you should click “Trust”.

Connect via Bluetooth function

To find out if the iPhone is being detected, you should go to the main page, then “Settings” Bluetooth and leave the phone in this position.

  • On a MacBook, left-click on the icon in the menu bar. Click the iOS device that works as a modem, then select “Connect to the network”. You can start the beginning of the connection in the “System settings” “Network”.
  • On a PC with “Windows”, also click on the icon in the notification column, then click: “Join a personal network (PAN)”. Click on the iPhone icon with the right mouse button, put italics on the “Connect via” section and select “Access Point”.

Bluetooth connection is recommended for distributing the Internet to a MacBook, computers with different OS and other devices, to pair smartphones with IOS firmware, you should use Wi-Fi.

Problems that may arise and ways to solve them

There are different problems that can arise, depending on which the ways to solve them differ.

Standard actions for any problems with the “Modem Mode” function

You can try to solve the problem yourself when you try to enable this function by further actions:

  • Make sure that the “Modem Mode” function is working, for which you need to go to the appropriate tab in the settings. The switch should be highlighted in green. This means that the function is on.
  • As a rule, most of the problems with technology are solved by rebooting, so you should restart both the device that distributes Wi-Fi and the receiving gadget.
  • Also, if you have problems with this function, you should make sure that the firmware version of your smartphone is up to date.
  • If all the previous steps did not help, then on the device in modem mode, you need to perform the following manipulations: “Settings” “General” “Reset” and click “Reset network settings”.

Instructions for distributing internet from iPhone to other devices

Not all operators and tariffs of mobile communications support the distribution of communications, usually this is prescribed in the terms of the tariff, if there is a problem using this function, you should clarify whether it is possible to use this function.

Debugging the application “modem mode”:

  • To enable the mode, you must open the section “Settings” “Cellular” or “Settings” “Modem mode”.
  • Go to the subsection “Modem mode”, then turn the switch from “Off” to “On”.

Important! In order to prevent additional waste of traffic for using the network, you should disable this feature when its operation is not required. If you do not do this, then always when you connect the smartphone to the PC in order to replenish the battery, the PC will use the “modem mode”.

You can connect the Internet from the iPhone to any device, be it an iPad, a computer, a laptop, a tablet or even a TV equipped with Wi-Fi. In total, there are three different options for distributing Wi-Fi: using a wireless connection, Bluetooth or USB. This guide will contain instructions for all three.

When using other smartphones or devices with Internet support, the upper status bar turns blue, and displays the direct number of active devices. The number of SIMultaneously connected devices depends on the operator and the type of the gadget itself. When connecting, only the mobile network is used on the host device to distribute directly to the network. To distribute the network, the host device uses the mobile Internet directly.

How to distribute Internet from iPhone of different versions

In fact, the distribution on different iPhones, whether it is iPhone 4 and 4s, iPhone 5 and 5s, iPhone 6 and 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 10, iPhone SE, is no different. It is necessary to perform identical procedures both on old versions and on new ones. The only difference may be in the interfaces of different iOS versions, but all the required menu sections do not differ much, even on very different firmware versions:

  • Iphone 4 and 4s

Section “Settings”. “Cellular”, then you need to activate the slider “Modem mode”.

  • Iphone 5 and 5s

In the settings menu, find the item with the cellular communication parameters, and there start the modem function.

  • Iphone 6 and 6s

In the settings menu you need to go to the cellular communications section, where there is a parameter “Modem mode”. You need to activate it.

“Settings”. “Cellular settings”. “Modem mode”. “On”.

Move the “Modem mode” slider to the “ON” position (the option is in the settings menu).

Section “Settings”. “Cellular”, where you need to activate the option “Modem mode”.

Important! In this version of the iPhone, the option is turned on identically to the previous ones. In the section with wireless mobile settings, move the Modem mode slider to ON.

Difficulty connecting to a device via Wi-Fi

On the iPhone in tethering mode, select “Settings”, “Tethering” and perform the necessary manipulations:

  • Check thoroughly that the function is in working order.
  • Remember the entered password from Wi-Fi and the username of the device.
  • Leave the phone as it is.

Perform the following actions on the receiving device:

  • Disable the wi-fi function and then re-enable.
  • Make sure that the name of the Wi-Fi to which you are connecting is correct.
  • If, after trying to enter a password, a message appears about an incorrect password, then you should double-check the correctness in the “Modem mode” section

Distribution of mobile Internet from iPhone on different mobile operators

After updating the smartphone’s firmware, the “modem mode” section may disappear. This problem is very easy to solve, you just need to know the settings of your operator. Further, the settings will be written for all operators that operate in the Russian Federation at this moment, and the tariff plan provides for the possibility of distributing Wi-Fi to other devices. To apply them: open “Settings” “Cellular communications” “Cellular data network”.

This list includes only Russian operators. As a rule, operators prescribe settings for this function on their websites. You can transfer the Internet from the following operators: MTS, Megafon, Beeline and tele2. The yota operator does not provide such a function. If we consider each of the operators separately, then the access points will be different:

  • MTS: APN: internet.Mts.Ru. Username: mts. Password: mts.
  • Megaphone: Name: “Megafon”, APN: “internet”. Username: “gdata”, Password: “gdata”.
  • Beeline: Name: Beeline Internet. APN: internet.Beeline.Ru. Password: beeline. Username: Beeline.
  • Tele2: APN: internet.Tele2.Ru. Username and Username: Not required, leave blank.

Important! After performing these specific manipulations, the “Modem Mode” tab should become available.

USB connection problems

  • Most important is to use the latest version of iTunes, so update it first.
  • Using a USB cable, connect the device in modem mode to the MacBook. Mark the device as trusted if necessary.
  • You need to check if iTunes recognizes your device. In case of failure, it is worth replacing the USB cable with another, preferably original.
  • Select “System Preferences” “Network” and set the iPhone USB marker. If suddenly the marker cannot be traced, click on the cross and add.
  • Click, select the item “Deactivate the service” then “Apply”.
  • Click the gear icon, then “Activate the service” and “Apply”.

Important! There is another reason for the inaccessibility of the modem mode: another network is turned on. It is necessary to disable the beacon of such a network. “Disable if it is not necessary”. And then “Apply”.

How to provide a PC with Internet via a USB cable?

You can distribute the Internet from iPhone to computer via USB as follows:

Toggle the Hotspot slider in iPhone Settings to the active position. You will see a window like this:

Select the USB Only option.

Connect the gadget to the PC with a USB cable. A blue bar will appear at the top of the iPhone screen. A sure sign that the 2 devices are paired.

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On a PC, go to the “Network and Sharing Center”, then go to the section “Change adapter settings”.

You will see a new local area connection appeared in the list of network connections named as mobile device.

Try to go online. You will find that data downloads are even faster when connected via USB than via Wi-Fi.

How to connect a computer to the Internet via iPhone: a common method

Most often, users connect their PCs to iPhones via Wi-Fi. We will not describe this method in detail. There is an article on our site dedicated to him alone. Let’s tell only in a nutshell: the iPhone owner needs to find the “Modem Mode” section in the “Settings” section and activate the toggle switch of the same name.

Then the user should switch to the PC and click on the network icon, which is located in the taskbar.

Next, you need to find your device in the list of wireless network connections and connect to it.

How to connect a computer to the Internet via iPhone?

Everyone knows that you can organize the distribution of Wi-Fi from the iPhone. But this way of “sharing” the Internet is not the only one; there are even more effective ones. In this article, we will describe in detail each of the possible ways.

Iphones of the latest modifications can fully replace laptops and stationary PCs. However, some operations are SIMply inconvenient to perform on mobile gadgets. For example, when reading blog articles from a large laptop screen, the user strains his eyes to a much lesser extent than when trying to see letters on a small gadget display.

Fortunately, Apple developers have endowed iPhones with the ability to distribute mobile internet. After organizing the distribution, the user can connect the PC to the Internet and continue to perform their tasks on a device with a more comfortable keyboard and a larger screen. There are several ways to connect a computer to the Internet via an iPhone: the user can choose which one is most convenient for him.

How to use Bluetooth to connect your computer to the Internet?

You can also connect an iPhone to a laptop for distributing the Internet via Bluetooth. This is done as follows:

Go to the “Bluetooth” section in the “Settings” iPhone.

Switch the toggle switch “Bluetooth” to active position.

Iphone starts searching for devices to pair with.

Activate Bluetooth on your PC. If the laptop is equipped with the appropriate module, the wireless adapter icon will be in the system tray (at the bottom right of the screen).

Click on the Bluetooth icon with the right mouse button and select “Open Options”.

In the “Bluetooth Settings” section, check the box next to “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer”.

Click again on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray and in the menu that appears, select the option “Add device”.

This will start the search procedure on the computer.

After the PC finds the iPhone and the pairing is established, you can access the Internet through a browser on your computer.

Despite the fact that iPhone users are more accustomed to distributing the Internet to their computer via Wi-Fi, a wired connection looks even preferable. It uses up battery power more slowly and provides faster connection speeds.

The method of connecting via Bluetooth among users is unpopular for a number of reasons: firstly, not all PCs have a Bluetooth module, and secondly, in order for pairing to become possible, the user will have to find and install the necessary drivers. Few people want to spend time on this, especially when you consider that there are no advantages to a Bluetooth connection over, say, a Wi-Fi connection.

How to distribute the Internet via USB cable

You can also share the Internet from iPhone to computer via USB cable. This option will be useful if the computer is not equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter.

In order to successfully distribute the Internet via USB cable, the latest version of iTunes must be installed on the computer. Therefore, before starting the setup, go to the official iTunes website, download the installer and install it on your computer.

After that, open the iPhone settings, go to the “Modem Mode” section and activate this mode.

If a message appears on the screen prompting you to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, then reject it by clicking on the “USB only” button.

After that, connect your iPhone to your computer. A blue bar should appear at the top of the screen with a message about the number of connections.

If a window appears asking “Trust this computer”, then click on the button “Trust”.

After that, a new connection should appear in the computer’s network connections, which will serve the distribution of the Internet from the iPhone to the computer. In Windows operating system, you can check the list of network connections by pressing the Windows-R key combination and executing the command “ncpa.Cpl”.

If the connection is present and working, then you can check the Internet.

How to share Internet from iPhone to computer

Iphone, like any other smartphone, can replace many other devices. For example, it can be successfully used as a replacement for a compact camera, GPS navigator, music player, PDA or modem. In this tutorial, we’ll look at the latter option. Here you will learn how to distribute the Internet from iPhone to computer via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networks, as well as via USB cable.

How to distribute the Internet via Wi-Fi

The easiest and most correct way to distribute Internet from iPhone to computer is to create a Wi-Fi access point, that is, distribution of the Internet over a wireless Wi-Fi network. The rest of the methods should be used only when the distribution of the Internet via Wi-Fi is not available, for example, if the computer is not equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter.

In order to distribute the Internet from iPhone to computer via Wi-Fi, you need to follow just a few SIMple steps. First, you need to make sure that the device is connected to the mobile Internet. To do this, open the settings and go to the “Cellular” section.

After that, check the options “Cellular Data” and “Enable 3G”, both of these functions must be enabled to distribute the Internet. And if you are abroad and use roaming, then you also need to enable the “Data roaming” option.

Then you need to return to the main settings screen and go to the “Modem mode” section.

In some cases, the “Hotspot” section may not be present in the iPhone settings. This means that the device does not have the necessary settings for distributing the Internet. To fix this, go to the “Cellular Communication. Data Settings. Cellular Data Network” section. Here you will find the “Modem Mode” settings, which include three APN parameters, username and password. Fill in this data (you can ask your cellular operator) and restart your smartphone. After rebooting, the “Modem Mode” section should appear.

In the “Modem mode” section, you must set a password that will be used to connect to the created Wi-Fi access point. Password must be at least 8 characters long.

Also here you need to enable directly the “Modem Mode” itself. To do this, move the corresponding switch to the “Enabled” position.

This completes the iPhone setup, and it is ready to distribute the Internet to computers via a Wi-Fi network. All that remains is to connect your computer to the iPhone’s Wi-Fi network. This is done in the same way as when connecting to other Wi-Fi networks. For example, in the case of Windows 10, you need to click on the network connection icon in the lower right corner of the screen and turn on “Wi-Fi” by clicking on the corresponding button.

Next, you need to select the wireless network that was created by the iPhone and click on the “Connect” button. If necessary, you can activate the “Connect automatically” function, in which case the computer will automatically connect to this network when it is detected.

The last step is entering the password. Here you need to enter the password that you specified in the iPhone settings in the “Modem Mode” section, and click on the “Next” button.

If everything was done correctly, then you will connect to the iPhone via Wi-Fi and the computer will have access to the Internet. In this case, next to the connection, the inscription “Connected, protected” should appear, and the icon of network connections on the taskbar should change.

If your computer is not running Windows 10, but some other operating system, then the process of connecting to a Wi-Fi network may be slightly different. But, in general, the principle is the same everywhere, choose a network, enter the password and the computer connects.

How to distribute the Internet via Bluetooth

If the previous two methods do not suit you, then there is another option. You can share Internet from iPhone to computer via Bluetooth. In this case, in order to successfully set up a connection, you need to turn on the tethering mode on the iPhone, turn on Bluetooth on the iPhone and on the computer, create a pair between these devices and select the Bluetooth device as an Internet access point.

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As in the previous cases, you need to start by enabling tethering in iPhone settings. If a message appears prompting you to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, then select the “Enable” option.

Then we move on to setting up the computer. If you have Windows 10, then you need to open the “Options” menu (keyboard shortcut Windows-i) and go to the “Devices. Bluetooth” section. Here you need to turn on Bluetooth and start pairing with your iPhone (“Pair” button).

After that, you need to confirm the pairing on the iPhone and on the computer.

As a result, a Bluetooth connection should be established between the computer and your smartphone. Now you need to go to the list of all Bluetooth devices. To do this, right-click on the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar and select the option “Show Bluetooth devices”

Then just select the iPhone, click on the “Connect via” button and select “Access Point”.

As a result, your iPhone should start distributing the Internet to your computer via a Bluetooth connection.

Put the iPhone in tethering mode

Let’s try it on the example of the iPhone 5s. First of all, you need to enable data transfer. This can be done in the settings. There you will see the item “Modem Mode”. You need to go into it and activate.

The first time you connect, a password will be automatically generated. It is required to enter it on all devices that will connect to the iPhone via Wi-Fi. If desired, the password can be changed. There is no risk of forgetting it, since it is not hidden by the system.

Agree to the offer to turn on Wi-Fi if you plan to distribute the Internet in this way. The listed actions may be enough for everything to work and the question of how to distribute the Internet from iPhone to laptop or PC is solved.

If modem mode is not available

But it may also happen that the “Modem mode” item in the settings is inactive (highlighted in gray) or even missing. In this case, select “Cellular” in the settings and enable data transmission (“Cellular data”).

It is also helpful to go to the Data Options section. “Cellular Data Network” and scroll down the page to make sure that the APN, Username and Password fields are filled in and match your current cellular operator.

Usually, ISPs automatically configure the Internet connection. But failures and non-standard situations are possible. If the listed fields are not filled in or filled in incorrectly, you need to get the actual parameters from the operator.

How to distribute the Internet from iPhone: to PC and laptop, via USB

The iPhone had the ability to transfer data back in 2008. This is a very useful function, since you can distribute the Internet from an iPhone or Apple tablet with a SIM card to computers, laptops, and even to other phones.

This will require:

  • Enable data transfer to iPhone.
  • Connect devices to the created network in a suitable way.

We connect devices


Let’s figure out how to distribute Wi-Fi from iPhone to devices running various operating systems. First, turn on Wi-Fi on your PC or laptop.

In Windows 7 and 10, this can be done through the icon located on the taskbar. On laptops, turning on and off wireless devices is also possible using a dedicated switch or function keys. Which one depends on the model, so see the instructions for the laptop. You can also control Wi-Fi from the Control Panel.

The situation is SIMilar in Mac OS. You can connect Wi-Fi through the icon on the top panel, or in system settings, in the “Network” section.

It’s easy to figure out how to distribute the Internet from iPhone to iPad, because they both work under iOS. After turning on data transfer on the phone, you just need to turn on Wi-Fi in the tablet settings.

After activating the modem mode, a network is created, which is visible in the list of Wi-Fi connections. The network name contains the word “iPhone”. Just select this network and after asking for a password, enter it.

There is no need to change the parameters of the created connection, everything should work fine with the default settings. If everything worked out, the following message will appear on the top line on the smartphone: “Connected devices 1”.


We found a video instruction for you on how to connect the Internet via USB:

If you do not know how to share the Internet from iPhone to PC that does not have wireless modules, use USB. Let’s take a closer look at how to share the Internet from an iPhone via USB.

Plug in the wire and give the computer time to detect the USB device. The easiest way to do this is with Mac OS, for obvious reasons. For Windows 7 and 10, we recommend installing iTunes. In this case, there are no problems with iPhone detection.

A new element appears in the network connections section, which is activated in the standard way. If the hardware does not appear in the list, try restarting your computer.


Data transmission via Bluetooth loses to other options in terms of speed. But broadcasting the Internet in this way is almost as easy as distributing Wi-Fi to a computer from an iPhone.

To make a connection, you must:

  • Enable iPhone data transfer mode.
  • Activate Bluetooth on both devices.
  • Create a pair.
  • Assign Bluetooth device as access point.

To create a pair on a PC or laptop running Windows, you need to go to the “Control Panel”. “Devices”. “Bluetooth”. In the list, you need to select “iPhone” and click on the “Connect” button that appears next to it.

On iPhone, you need to allow pairing, and on Windows, confirm that the code matches.

Now the connection is established, but the Internet is not working yet. You will need to select “iPhone” again in the list of devices and click “Connect via”. “Access point”.

Baud rate

You can distribute the Internet both via Wi-Fi, and via USB or Bluetooth. Over, you can create several connections at the same time. For example, connect iPad via Wi-Fi, and a stationary computer that does not have wireless modules. Via USB.

When choosing how to distribute the Internet from iPhone to computer, do not forget about the data transfer speed. Wi-Fi provides sufficient speed for both comfortable surfing and downloading files. USB transfer speed varies by version. 2.0, which models 4, 4s, 5 and 6 work with, is much slower than Wi-Fi. But USB 3.0 and 4.0 demonstrate solid speed. Bluetooth of any of the existing versions is 2 orders of magnitude inferior to them.

Note that speed is based on the slowest device in the pair. Therefore, if you are using an iPhone 4s with USB 2.0 and the most modern laptop with USB 4.0, the data transfer speed in this bundle will still not exceed 480 Mbps.

If it doesn’t work

First, it’s worth checking if there is internet on the iPhone itself. If not, make a request for balance and available Internet traffic. Check if the parameters login, password, APN for the modem mode are specified.

  • If iPhone does not share Wi-Fi, check if Wi-Fi is connected on both devices and if a new connection appears on the list on the computer. If there is a connection, you can go to its settings. Sometimes the problem of no internet can be solved by setting the DNS values ​​to This is true for all connection options.
  • If it is not possible to connect via Bluetooth, it is recommended to check the availability and relevance of the Bluetooth module drivers installed on the PC.
  • The problem with the fact that the iPhone does not appear in the list of USB devices is most often solved by installing iTunes and restarting the computer.

Can the mobile operator prohibit the use of the phone as an access point? Technically, it is impossible to track the activation of this mode. But on the provider’s side, traffic that is not specific to mobile devices is clearly visible, including updates for operating systems or downloads from torrent trackers.

However, such control was relevant in those happy, but short times, when almost every operator had unlimited tariffs that users quickly learned to use for all devices. Now you pay a certain amount of gigabytes per month. And how you use them. On one device or on several. Is your own business.

And, of course, in the event of a problem, one should not exclude hardware problems with the sending or receiving device. But before taking your iPhone or laptop to service, you need to make sure once again that all the connection instructions have been followed.

See also how to distribute Internet from Android phones:

Via bluetooth

Not every computer has the hardware to enable Bluetooth connectivity. This connection is slower compared to Wi-Fi, but is considered relatively stable. How can I connect to the Internet via iPhone on my computer:

  • It is required to enter the settings mode.
  • In the menu, select the section related to Bluetooth.
  • Now you need to look at the list of connections that are available to it on your laptop. To do this, turn on the connection and start the search.
  • When the search process is completed, you can see a message on the smartphone screen about pairing. They answer in the affirmative.
  • On the computer, you must click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” in the menu that appears and go to the section that refers to the devices available on the computer. Here you need to find a connected smartphone, then right-click and select “Connect via an access point” from the menu.
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Note! After completing the procedure, an Internet connection will appear on the computer or laptop via the iPhone.

Setting up different versions of iPhone to connect to a computer and transfer the Internet

There are features related to the distribution of the Internet in various iPhone models.

Connecting iPhone to transfer the Internet to a computer with different operating systems

When connecting, it is important that the operating system of the computer or laptop is configured correctly.


If you set your iPhone to modem mode, your MacOS computer or laptop will connect to it automatically, provided that they have the appropriate hardware installed.


This type of connection is beneficial to use when transferring the Internet to a laptop. Almost all of them are equipped with the ability to use wireless communication.

Modern desktop computers can also be equipped with this adapter. Here’s how it is possible to connect the Internet to a computer via an iPhone phone:

  • Go to settings.
  • Go to the section related to cellular communication.
  • You need to check that your smartphone is running LTE or 3G. This is necessary to ensure high data transfer rates.
  • Go to the “Modem Mode” page.
  • You need to set the switch to the “On” position.
  • You will then be prompted to enter a security key. The user enters the one that he sees fit.

After confirmation, you need to check the list of available Wi-Fi connections on your computer. Selecting the desired one and clicking on it with the mouse, select the connections. In this case, you will need to enter the security key previously entered on the smartphone. After that, an Internet connection will appear on the computer.

To check, you need to launch a browser and enter the address of one of the sites. If the connection is working properly, the page will load.

How To Share Internet From iPhone Via Cable

Important! You must select a secure security key. If it is too SIMple, strangers can connect to the smartphone and computer and gain access to the information stored there.

Iphone 7

You can distribute the Internet not only from the iPhone 7, but also from any iPhone where there is a corresponding node. However, it should be borne in mind that after that the traffic provided by the provider will be spent at an increased speed. It is more profitable to use such a connection if you have unlimited Internet on your iPhone.

Note! Before distributing, you need to enable the options “Cellular” and “LTE 3G / 4G”.

This is done as follows:

  • Go to the settings section in the smartphone settings.
  • Open the page related to the modem mode operation and turn on.
  • Wait for messages about activation of modem mode.
  • Password for Wi-Fi is entered.

Communication is now activated on the phone side.

When setting a password, you need to understand that if it is very SIMple, strangers can make a selection and gain access to confidential data. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a combination of characters that will include upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation marks.

Iphone 5 and 5s

This phone can have several types of Internet access: Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE. To distribute it to a computer, you need to have a high-quality connection on your smartphone.

To do this, go to the “Cellular” section in the settings. Then click on “Cellular data network”. Now you need to set up the settings to connect to the Internet through your cellular provider. These include:

  • APN. Internet link through which the provider provides access.
  • Login and password.

Note! The data listed here varies from provider to provider.

When connecting to the 4G option, you need to enable the use of LTE in the settings. This is only possible if the SIM card used supports this option.

It is also important to make sure your phone has the most current version of iOS installed and running. If this is not the case, you must complete all necessary updates for this.

As soon as the mode works, the letters LTE will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.

Internet access can also be obtained after setting up Wi-Fi.

To distribute access to the World Wide Web to other devices, you need to switch to “Modem Mode”. However, some versions of the operating system may not have it. When trying to find it in the user settings, a failure awaits.

In this case, the user may not know how to fix the situation, believing that there is a system failure. However the mentioned problem has a solution.

Important! The reason for the loss of modem mode is a failure that occurs during the update of the operating system. At the same time, the access data provided by the mobile operator is corrupted.

To fix this, you need to go to the “Cellular data network” section and re-enter the information required for access. Programmers improving the operating system provided for the need to enter the specified data twice:

  • When accessing the network from your cellular provider.
  • In the case when information is distributed through the iPhone using the modem mode.

After the specified information is entered, the user will be able to distribute the Internet from his smartphone.

Instructions for connecting a computer to the Internet via an iPhone (photo)

For the iPhone to act as a modem, you need the following:

  • Access from a smartphone to the worldwide network.
  • The ability to switch to modem mode to provide a computer with an Internet connection.
  • Access from a computer or laptop to the connection provided by the iPhone.
  • Through a cellular provider.
  • By connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

In the first case, to get it, you need to go to the settings section related to cellular communication and enter the data (APN, login, password) to gain access within the service package provided by the operator.

In the second case, you need to view the list of available Wi-Fi networks, select the appropriate one and connect to it. In the process of establishing a connection, you will be asked to enter a password, which you will need to know in advance.

Note! Some networks allow free access without the need to enter a code key.

Smartphones created by Apple do not provide the ability to get the Internet on the iPhone using the USB cable, but you can distribute to other devices in this way.

A laptop or PC that has the physical capabilities of such a connection can get the opportunity under consideration from a smartphone:

  • Wire connected to the USB port.
  • The ability to receive Wi-Fi signal.
  • Bluetooth communication board.

USB ports are ubiquitous. Wi-Fi modules are almost always found on laptops and in many cases on modern desktops. Often in offices or for home computer equipment, routers are used to help with connection, which receive Internet from the provider and distribute via Wi-Fi.

In addition, to gain access, it may be necessary not only to set up a smartphone, but also a computer.

Via USB cable as a modem

To distribute the connection from an iPhone connected to the internet, you need to go to its settings and do the following:

  • Select the section “Cellular”.
  • Go to “Modem mode”.
  • On the screen you can see the switch for this mode in the form of a slider. It must be turned on.

It is necessary to enable the transfer of mobile data via the USB cable.

Important! Internet access via USB via iPhone is possible only if the iTune program is running on the computer. It must be downloaded and installed with all the components provided for work. There is no need to require it to be started. Without the presence of the program, the operating system will not be able to detect the smartphone connected via the USB cable.

After completing all the above steps, the computer will appear on the computer via an Internet cable connection via the local network, providing Internet access, it will be in the on state.

To check if there is a connection to the World Wide Web, just start one of the browsers and type in some address.

Note! If the page is loaded, it will confirm the availability of Internet access.