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 instruction we will consider the last option. Here you will learn how to distribute 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 the Internet from the iPhone to the computer is to create a Wi-Fi access point, that is, distribute the Internet via a Wi-Fi wireless network. Other 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 a computer via wi-fi, you need to perform just a few simple steps. To get started, 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”, for the distribution of the Internet, both of these functions must be enabled. And if you are abroad and use roaming, then you also need to enable the option “Data Roaming”.
Next, you need to return to the main settings screen and go to the “Modem mode” section.
In some cases, the “Modem Mode” section may not be available 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. Data Settings. Cellular Network Data Transfer” section. Here you will find the “Modem Mode” settings, which include three APN parameters, username and password. Fill in these data (you can find out from your mobile 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 must turn on the “Modem Mode” itself. To do this, turn the corresponding switch to the “On” position.
On this iPhone setup is completed, and he is ready to distribute the Internet to computers via Wi-Fi network. It remains only to connect the computer to the Wi-Fi network of the iPhone. This is done exactly the same 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 enable “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 itself connect to this network when it is detected.
Video: Share Internet Via Bluetooth Windows 10
The last step is to enter 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 Internet access will appear on the computer. At the same time, next to the connection, the message “Connected, protected” should appear, and the network connection icon on the taskbar should change.
If your computer does not have Windows 10 installed, but some other operating system, 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 a password and the computer connects.
How to distribute the Internet via a USB cable
You can also distribute Internet from iPhone to computer via USB cable. This option will be useful if your computer does not have 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 asking you to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, reject it by clicking on the “USB only” button.
After that, connect the iPhone to the 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 “Trust” button.
After that, a new connection should appear in the network connections of the computer, which will serve the distribution of the Internet from the iPhone to the computer. In the Windows operating system, you can check the list of network connections by pressing the Windows-R key combination and issuing the “ncpa.cpl” command.
If the connection is present and working, then you can check the Internet.
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, to successfully configure the connection, you need to turn on the modem 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.
As in previous cases, you need to start by turning on the modem mode in the iPhone settings. If a message appears prompting you to enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, then select the “Enable” option.
Next, we go on to configure the computer. If you have Windows 10, then you need to open the “Options” menu (Windows-i key combination) and go to the “Devices. Bluetooth” section. Here you need to turn on Bluetooth and start pairing with your iPhone (the “Link” button).
After that, you need to confirm the creation of the pair 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”
Next, just select the iPhone, click on the “Connect via” button and select “Access Point”.
As a result, your iPhone should begin to distribute the Internet to your computer via a Bluetooth connection.