The Personal Hotspot feature on the iPhone allows you to share your wireless Internet connection with other wireless devices. This is very handy if you have a tablet or laptop that doesn’t have its own Internet connection, but you need to perform a task on that device that can’t be done on your iPhone.
To use the Personal Hotspot on the iPhone, you simply turn it on, note the password and device name, then connect to the Personal Hotspot from the other devices in the same manner that you would connect to any Wi-Fi network. But you may have noticed that the name of your Personal Hotspot is something like “my iPhone” or “Mike’s iPhone” and you would like to change it to something else. Our guide below will show you how to change the Personal Hotspot name on your iPhone 7.
How to Change the Personal Hotspot Name in iOS 10 By Changing Your Device Name
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. This article is going to change the name of your phone. This is how your phone is identified on wireless networks. For example, if you have a router at home where you can view the names of the devices connected to it, then the name that you see for your iPhone there is the device name.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Tap the About option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Select the Name option at the top of the screen. The name shown there is your current personal hotspot name. For example, my personal hotspot name in the image below is simply “iPhone.”
Step 5: Delete the current personal hotspot name, then type in the new one that you would like to use. Tap the Done button on the keyboard when you have finished.
Are your other devices automatically connecting to your personal hotspot and using your cellular data? Learn how to turn off the personal hotspot on an iPhone so that you stop sharing your Internet connection.