Share your iPad Internet connection
Use Personal Hotspot to share your iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular models) Internet connection. Computers can share your Internet connection using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. Other iOS and iPadOS devices can share the connection using Wi-Fi. Personal Hotspot works only if iPad is connected to the Internet over the cellular data network.
Share an Internet connection
Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot, then turn on Allow Others to Join.
Note: This feature is not available with all carriers. Additional fees may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.
After you turn on Personal Hotspot, you can connect other devices in the following ways:
Wi-Fi: On the device, select your iPad in the list of available Wi-Fi networks, then enter the password when asked.
To find the password, go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot on your iPad.
With Family Sharing, you can share your Personal Hotspot with any member of your family. Tap Family Sharing, turn on Family Sharing, then tap the name of a family member to share automatically or after they ask for approval. See Set up Family Sharing on iPad.
USB: Connect iPad to your computer. In your computer’s Network preferences, choose iPad, then configure the network settings.
Bluetooth: On iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then turn on Bluetooth.
To pair and connect iPad with your Bluetooth device, refer to the documentation that came with your device.
Note: When a device is connected, a blue band appears at the top of the iPad screen. The Personal Hotspot icon appears in the status bar of iOS and iPadOS devices using Personal Hotspot.
Change the Wi-Fi password for iPad
Go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot > Wi-Fi Password.
Enter a password of at least eight characters.
Change the name of your Personal Hotspot
You can change the name of your Personal Hotspot by changing the name of your iPad.
Go to Settings > General > About > Name.
Monitor your cellular data network usage
Go to Settings > Cellular > Usage. See View or change cellular settings on iPad.