How to Connect a Laptop to iPhone Internet

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How to Connect a Laptop to iPhone Internet
Connect your laptop to an iPhone using the Personal Hotspot service. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Connect a laptop computer to your iPhone using the wireless hot spot functionality built into the device. Available as an added service on both the AT&T and Verizon networks, the wireless hot spot functionality can be easily enabled from the iPhone settings. Once enabled, you can connect to the iPhone as if it were a wireless access point and browse the Web using your 3G network service.

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  1. 1

    Enable wireless hot spot service for your iPhone, if you haven't already, by contacting your wireless provider. The service requires an unlimited data plan and costs an additional £6 per month as of spring 2011.

  2. 2

    Tap the "Settings" icon on your iPhone home screen.

  3. 3

    Tap "General" and select "Network."

  4. 4

    Tap "Personal Hotspot."

  5. 5

    Slide the on/off switch for "Personal Hotspot" to "On" by swiping across the switch.

  6. 6

    Set a password for your personal hot spot if you wish to secure the connection.

  7. 7

    Connect to the wireless hot spot from your laptop using the network manager on your computer.

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