Use Instant Hotspot to connect to your Personal Hotspot without entering a password

With Instant Hotspot, the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) can provide Internet access to a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without requiring you to enter the password.

Set up Instant Hotspot

Use Instant Hotspot with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. It works when your devices are near each other and set up as follows:


Mac computer showing the Wi-Fi status menu connected to an iPhone Personal Hotspot, and an iPhone showing a blue status bar indicating an active Personal Hotspot connection

Use Instant Hotspot

To connect to your Personal Hotspot from your Mac, click Wi-Fi the wi-fi icon in Control Center  or the menu bar, then choose the name of the iPhone or iPad providing your Personal Hotspot the personal hotspot icon.

To connect to your Personal Hotspot from another iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then tap the name of the iPhone or iPad providing your Personal Hotspot the personal hotspot icon.

If you're asked for a password when connecting, make sure that your devices are set up as described above.

The Wi-Fi status icon the wi-fi icon changes to the Personal Hotspot icon the personal hotspot icon as long as your device remains connected to your Personal Hotspot.

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