Sharing a mobile connection with an Apple iPhone SE (2020)

How to share internet on an Apple iPhone SE (2020)

There are situations in which we do not have a Wi-Fi connection, either because we are away from home, outside of work, experiencing a network problem, or staying in a second residence. In such cases, we may need to connect from a computer/laptop, tablet, or television to watch our favorite series or movies using the internet connection of our Apple iPhone SE (2020).

Fortunately, if you have a SIM card with mobile data on your Apple iPhone SE (2020) you can create a Wi-Fi hotspot or tethering via Bluetooth or USB and surf the internet from another device by following the steps below:

If, on the other hand, what you need is to see or share the password of a Wi-Fi network to which you are connected with your Apple iPhone SE (2020) to connect another device without having to type the password or look for it on the router, see the share Wi-Fi key tutorial.

Table of Contents:

Estimated time: 10 minutes.

1- First step:

First of all check that you have 3G / 4G / 5G mobile connectivity activated on your Apple iPhone SE (2020). To do this, with the Apple iPhone SE (2020) unlocked, you can slide your finger from the bottom of the screen up, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed. The antenna symbol should be green as in the following image, if not, press to activate it.

Network connection

2- Second step:

On your Apple iPhone SE (2020) go to settings, this is the gear icon you will find on the home screen.

Settings icon iOS

3- Third step:

Click on the "Personal access point" section that you will find when you enter the Apple iPhone SE (2020) settings.

Personal Hotspot

4- Fourth step:

Activate the option "Allow others to connect" by pressing the button that appears on the right, your Apple iPhone SE (2020) will automatically generate a password for this shared Wi-Fi connection, if you want to change it, see the next step.

Allow Others to Join Hotspot

5- Fifth step:

If you want to change the password for one that is easier to remember or more complicated, click on the password.

Hotspot password

6- Sixth step:

Change the password to the one that is most convenient for you, you can use letters, numbers and special characters. Once you have finished editing, press "OK" in the upper right part of the Apple iPhone SE (2020).

Change Hotspot password

You already have the option to share the internet connection activated from your Apple iPhone SE (2020), now you must configure this Wi-Fi connection on the other device, be it a mobile phone, tablet, PC, television, etc.

To connect via Wi-Fi:

1- From the Wi-Fi settings of your computer or the other device from which you want to connect to the internet, search for the Wi-Fi network with the name: “iPhone SE (2020) of XX” (or the name you have defined for your device).

2- Enter the password that appears on your Apple iPhone SE (2020) in the "Wi-Fi Password" section, either the one that comes by default or the one that you have entered manually.

To connect via Bluetooth:

1- Link the Apple iPhone SE (2020) to the computer.

2- From the Bluetooth settings of the Apple iPhone SE (2020), press Link or enter the code displayed on the computer.

3- Connect the Apple iPhone SE (2020) to the computer.

To connect via USB:

1- Plug in the Apple iPhone SE (2020) to the computer.

2- From the list of network services in the settings, choose Apple iPhone SE (2020).

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The Apple iPhone SE (2020) have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

2G connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100

4G connectivity: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 11(1500), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 21(1500), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46(5200), 48, 66(1700/2100) - A2296

Network speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE

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