How To Use Your iPhone as a Hotspot for the iPad Pro

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Unless you've splurged on the most expensive version of the iPad Pro (the $1,079 128GB model), your new tablet doesn't have a cellular modem, rendering it unable to surf the web, send messages or stream video if you're away from the glory of Wi-Fi. Luckily, though, you can share your iPhone's cellular signal with the iPad Pro, allowing your giant slate to connect to the Internet.

(Note: While some cellular providers don't have any additional charges to use your iPhone as a hotspot, some may. It's best to check your provider's rules and regulations first, lest you incur extra fees.) 

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How To Use Your iPhone as a Hotspot for the iPad Pro

1. On the iPhone, open the Settings app and select Personal Hotspot.


2. Select the Password field.

hotspot023. Enter a password of at least eight characters.

hotspot034. Tap Done.

hotspot045. Slide the Personal Hotspot switch to the On position.

hotspot056. If your phone's Bluetooth or Wi-Fi are turned off, you will get this message. Select "Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth."

hotspot05b7. On the iPad Pro, open the Settings app and tap on the network named after your Phone in the Wi-Fi menu.


Your iPad Pro is now getting its data connection from your iPhone's cellular service provider!


Author Bio
Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • GinaL Says:

    Henry, so Using your method in this article, I can buy the WiFi only iPad Pro and still use my iphone as a hotspot in areas where I don't have a WiFi connection? I'm trying to decide which iPad to buy and I was unsure about this feature. Sorry, I'm a tech dummy!

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