Your iPhone’s data plan allows you to connect to the Internet to browse websites, watch videos, check mail, and much more. This is made possible by its connection to a cellular network via your cellular phone plan.
But not every device is able to use a cellular connection like this, and you may find yourself in a situation where, for example, you need to get your laptop online and aren’t near a Wi-Fi connection. The iPhone’s Personal Hotspot is a perfect solution to this, as it allows you to share its data connection with another wireless device.
However, this connection can use a lot of data depending on what is being done on that other device and if you have a limit to the amount of data you can use each month, it could consume all of that data very quickly. If you have previously used your Personal Hotspot to share your iPhone’s Internet, then it’s a good idea to follow the steps below to make sure that it is turned off when you aren’t intentionally using it.
How to Make Sure Personal Hotspot is Turned Off on iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. Note that this is simply going to turn off the Personal Hotspot so that other devices can’t use your iPhone’s data on the Internet. You will still be able to use online resources with the iPhone itself.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the Personal Hotspot option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Personal Hotspot to turn it off. I have turned off my Personal Hotspot in the picture below.
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