How to Connect Your Android Phone to an iPhone Hotspot

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Are you looking for a way to use your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature with your Android device? If so, you’ve come to the right place! With just a few simple steps, you can easily connect your Android device to the internet via your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot.

First, make sure that both devices are running the latest version of their respective operating systems. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset and select “Reset Network Settings”. On your Android device, check for any available system updates and install them if necessary.

Once that’s done, go to Settings on your iPhone and select “Personal Hotspot”. Then toggle the switch next to “Personal Hotspot” to enable it. Once activated, you should see the name of your hotspot appear on the Wi-Fi list on your Android device. Select it and enter the password that appears on the screen of your iPhone when you enabled Personal Hotspot.

You will now be connected to the internet via your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot! You can now surf the web or use any app that requires an internet connection on both devices simultaneously. Do keep in mind though, that using a mobile hotspot will eat up more data than using a conventional Wi-Fi network so be sure to keep an eye on how much data you are using if you have a limited data plan.

We hope this guide helps make connecting with Personal Hotspots easier for all our readers!

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Why Android Devices Cannot Connect to iPhone Hotspots

Android devices can’t connect to iPhone hotspots because they use different technologies. iPhones use a technology called Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot, while Android phones use a technology called Wi-Fi Direct. Both technologies are designed to allow one device to share its internet connection with another device, but they are not compatible with each other. To connect an Android device to an iPhone hotspot, the Android device must be able to support Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot or the iPhone must be able to support Wi-Fi Direct.

Using an iPhone Hotspot with a Samsung Device

Yes, you can use the iPhone hotspot to connect a Samsung device to the internet. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone and select “Personal Hotspot”. Turn the Personal Hotspot on and make sure that Wi-Fi is selected. Then, on your Samsung device, open up the Wi-Fi settings and search for the name of your iPhone’s hotspot. Select it, enter the password that appears in the Personal Hotspot settings on your iPhone, and you should now be connected to the internet via your iPhone’s hotspot.

Inability to Connect Other Phones to iPhone Hotspot

It’s possible that other phones are unable to connect to your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot because your wireless carrier may not have enabled the feature or your wireless plan may not support it. Additionally, you may need to restart both the iPhone and the other device that needs to connect to the Personal Hotspot and make sure you have the latest version of iOS or iPadOS installed.

Troubleshooting Android’s Inability to Connect to a Hotspot

It is possible that the Android device is not connecting to the hotspot because there are some settings that need to be configured. First, make sure that the Mobile Hotspot or Smartphone Mobile Hotspot feature is turned on. Then, check that the connecting device’s Wi-Fi is turned on. Additionally, it is important to update all devices to the latest firmware version and restart both the Hotspot device and phone. If these steps do not resolve your issue, then you may need additional troubleshooting assistance.

Is Using an iPhone as a Mobile Hotspot Free?

Using your iPhone’s Mobile Hotspot feature is usually free, as you will just be paying for the data that you use along with all of your other data use. You will need to check with your network provider to make sure that they don’t charge extra for allowing you to use your device as a mobile hotspot. If they do, it is usually a very small fee and well worth the convenience of having a personal hotspot.


The iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature is a great way for Android users to connect to the internet on their devices. It allows them to use the data from their iPhone plan, without needing to purchase a separate data plan for their Android device. Setting up the hotspot is easy, as it only requires restarting both devices, ensuring they have the latest version of iOS, and resetting network settings on the iPhone. Additionally, any device that uses Wi-Fi can connect to the hotspot on an iPhone. Lastly, transferring data from an old phone to a new Pixel or other Android device can be done by connecting to a Wi-Fi network and selecting Copy your data. All in all, setting up an iPhone Hotspot for Android is simple and convenient.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.