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How to change the hotspot name in iPhone?

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Internet was considered a fad when it started spreading its wings nearly three decades back and since then has increasingly become essential to our lives. Be it information, entertainment or even socialising, most of the things that we enjoy in our lives have moved online and become more accessible than ever before.

While broadband coverage has been expanding worldwide, if you travel often you know that you don’t really find good internet connectivity everywhere you go; because infrastructure. However, the increasing demand and use of telecommunication devices — smartphones/tablets — means that you’re more likely to find more stable and faster internet connectivity using your phone and personal hotspot comes to the rescue if you want to share that internet with other devices.

If you find yourself sharing your iPhone’s personal hotspots with family or friends on your vacation or otherwise, you might want to change your hotspot’s name. However, doing that on your iPhone is a bit tricky because going to the Personal Hotspot option in your phone’s settings will only allow you do change the password for the hotspot.

The name of the hotspot on your iPhone is the name of your phone. So, to change the name of the hotspot, you’ll have to change the name of your iPhone; and in this article, we’re going to help you do just that in a few simple steps.

Also read: How to turn on the Hotspot of your iPhone?

Change the name of iPhone’s personal hotspot

Open the Settings of your iPhone and follow the steps mentioned below to change the personal hotspot name.

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  • Tap on the General option.
  • Then tap on About.
  • On the next page, tap on Name.
  • Then you can edit the current name of your iPhone on the next page.

Once you’re done changing your iPhone’s name, go back to the Settings and tap on Personal Hotspot option to confirm that your iPhone’s hotspot name has been changed (it’ll appear in the text below the Wi-Fi Password option).

Also read: How to check data usage on your iPhone and iPad?



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