To change your hotspot name, you need to change the name of your iPhone itself! You can do this by opening the General page in the Settings app. But before you do it, it’s essential to know how it can affect other Apple services you might also be using.
Hi, I’m Devansh. I often use my iPhone’s hotspot feature to get my MacBook online when I’m outside and don’t have access to a WiFi network. Once, I had to change my hotspot name to differentiate it from others in close proximity. So, I know my way through the process.
In this article, I’ll first guide you through the steps on how to change your iPhone’s name to change your hotspot network name. Once you’ve done that, I’ll also answer some common questions that you might have.
If you want to change your iPhone’s hotspot network name but can’t figure it out, keep reading!
Steps to Change Hotspot Name Quickly
Without further ado, let’s get into the steps on how to change your iPhone’s name. This, as we’ve seen, will change your hotspot name too.
Step 1: Open the Settings app and scroll down to General.
Step 2: At the top of the General page, tap on About and Name.
Step 3: Type in your new preferred device name and return to the About page.
Now, your hotspot name will change accordingly!
Besides just your personal hotspot, this new name will also appear in iCloud, AirDrop, and your computer. Since you’re changing your iPhone’s name, this is something you should keep in mind.
Here are some more questions about changing your iPhone’s hotspot name.
How to Change the Hotspot Password?
iOS doesn’t let you set up a personal hotspot without creating a password. If you want to change the password you set initially, go to Settings, Personal Hotspot, and Wi-Fi Password. You can also access the Personal Hotspot page from Cellular or Mobile Data.
After you’ve clicked on Wi-Fi Password, you can type in a new password. It needs to be at least eight characters long and use ASCII characters. Remember, when you change your hotspot password, you will need to reconnect all connected devices.
Is It Possible to Connect to your iPhone’s Hotspot Without Entering Your Password?
Yes! Your iPhone and the device you’re connecting it to both should be signed into the same Apple ID account and have Bluetooth and WiFi turned on. Additionally, you can also set up Family Sharing to let other devices use your iPhone’s hotspot without entering a password.
How to Check the Number of Devices Connected to your Hotspot?
First, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your iPhone. Touch and hold the network settings card, and under the Personal Hotspot icon, you’ll see how many devices are connected. If you feel like an unauthorized user is connected to your network, you can tap on it to stop sharing your connection.
So, in a nutshell, you need to change your iPhone’s name if you want to change the hotspot name. The process for doing that barely takes a minute or two, and I hope you completed it successfully with the help of my article.
You might be annoyed that there’s no way to change the hotspot name by itself, and I’m with you a hundred percent on that. Hopefully, Apple will add the option to do this in a future update!
Were you able to change your hotspot name? Please share with me in the comments!