Want to access your iPhone’s Internet connection on your Mac? We’ll show you two ways: wired and wireless.
Most people find themselves in a situation where they need to connect to the Internet without Wi-Fi. If you have a cell phone, you can share its cellular connection to access the internet on your computer. This is called tethering.
There are three ways to share your iPhone’s Internet connection with your Mac: USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. However, Bluetooth is slow and unreliable, so this guide focuses on the other two.
Tether iPhone to Mac via USB
Tethering your iPhone to your Mac via a USB connection is very easy. Here’s what you need to do:
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the included Lightning-to-USB cable.
- go to Configuration Tap. personal hotspottoggle on Allow others to join.
- on a Mac System setting and click Communication network from the left pane.
- Here you will see iPhone USB under other services.
If you are already connected to Wi-Fi, the status symbol below the iPhone USB will be a yellow dot with the status “Connected”. When you disconnect from Wi-Fi, the status will change to a green dot with “Connected”. You should now be able to access your phone’s Internet on your Mac.
[ネットワーク]If you don’t see iPhone USB Service in the menu, three dots icon and select add service. select iPhone USB as an interface, create.
Tether your iPhone to your Mac over Wi-Fi
Don’t have your iPhone’s Lightning cable? Maybe you’re using the MagSafe for charging and not for connecting to your Mac. Don’t worry, you can use the Personal Hotspot feature instead. Do the following:
- on your iPhone Settings > Internet Sharing and toggle on Allow others to join.
- Password (if any) and iPhone name (this is Settings > General > Overview > Name).
- On Mac, Wifi Click the icon and select your iPhone from the connection list below. personal hotspot.
- Enter your password when prompted and click joining.
If your Mac still can’t access the internet after connecting to your iPhone, check out our Personal Hotspot troubleshooting guide.
Stay connected anywhere with tethering
Tethering your iPhone to your Mac provides a convenient and reliable way to stay connected on the go. Both methods described here have advantages and disadvantages.
USB tethering offers better reliability, speed, and security than Personal Hotspot. It can also charge your iPhone while you perform the exhausting task of sharing the internet. However, when connected to a MacBook, it drains the laptop’s battery instead.
And while Personal Hotspot is useful, it comes at the expense of your iPhone’s battery life. This is not what you want on the go. Of course, you can leave it plugged in, but it’s not recommended if you want to preserve your iPhone’s battery health.