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Here are two ways to share your Mac's Internet connection

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Have you ever ended the month without data on your smartphone? Or would it be just to have slower than usual Internet access?

Despite these upsetting situations, it is not impossible to surf the net! It is even very easy to create a hotspot from a Mac, since like the iPhone, Macs have the functionality of connection sharing.

Therefore, if your Apple computer is connected to Wi-Fi, then it can serve as a router! How? 'Or' What ? To find out, continue reading our tutorial.

Recommended article: How to transform an iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot?

Share an internet connection from Mac to iPhone via Ethernet

The first solution to transform your Mac into an Internet terminal is to go through a wired connection by connecting your router to the Ethernet port of your Mac.

  • On your Mac, click on the Apple.
  • Open System Preferences.
  • Click on Sharing.
  • In the list of services on the left, select Internet sharing.
  • next to Share your connection from, choose Thunderbolt Ethernet.
  • Below, for option To computers via, check Wireless.
  • Click on Wi-Fi options.
  • next to security, choose WPA2 Personal, then enter a password and click Okay.
  • Back on the window Sharing, in the list of services, check the box Internet sharing.
  • Confirm your configuration with Dmarrer.

You will notice that the Wi-Fi signal has been replaced by an icon with an arrow.

present, on your iPhone:

  • Go to Rglages
  • Meeting on Wireless and select the network you just created.
  • Enter the password you have defined.

Note that it is not possible to share a connection via Wi-Fi, unless you have a network adapter. You will find several models on Amazon, such as the Mavis Laven 11.82.

Once plugged in and installed, follow the same steps above and select your adapter instead of the Thunderbolt Ethernet.

Share an internet connection from Mac to iPhone via Bluetooth

To share the Internet, you can also use Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network).

The process takes longer due to the pairing, but it's a good alternative if you don't have an Ethernet port or don't want to buy an adapter.

The configuration is the same as when you share via Wi-Fi, however this time you must select the Bluetooth PAN option.

  • Open System Preferences.
  • Click on Sharing.
  • In the list of services on the left, select Internet sharing.
  • For To computers via check PAN Bluetooth.
  • Click on Wi-Fi options.
  • next to security, choose WPA2 Personal, then enter your password and click Okay.
  • Back on Sharing, check Internet sharing.
  • Confirm your configuration by selecting Dmarrer.

Now, to join your Mac's Bluetooth network from your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Go to Bluetooth settings, make sure the latter is activated.
  • Meeting on Cellular data and tap on Sharing the line.
  • On your macOS, open System Preferences, go to Bluetooth and find your iPhone.
  • Click on log on.
  • A code will appear on your 2 devices, click on Pair the two devices and enter the code displayed on your computer if you have defined one.
  • new on your iPhone, go to Wireless and find the Mac you want to connect to and select it.

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