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    Connect the iPhone to the Internet

    You are interested in understanding how to connect iPhone to the Internet using the connection Wi-Fi or the network cellular data and how to change any default configuration to optimize online browsing? Then follow the instructions on what to do below. It's cheld's play, don't worry!

    Wi-Fi

    How to connect iPhone to the Internet


    If you want to find out how to connect iPhone to the Internet via Wi-Fi and configure the connection properties in an advanced way, the first fundamental step you need to take is to take the device, unlock it, access the home screen and press the icon of ifttings (that with l 'gear).


    On the next screen, tap on the item Wi-Fi e carries his ON the relative switch, in fact, to the Wi-Fi connection. Then select the network to which you want to connect from the list of those avaelable, enter the relative Password (if required) and presses on the item Log in (top right) to establish the connection. In this way, you should be able to connect with your "iPhone by" to the wireless network you have selected.

    If you deem it appropriate, you can also configure the connection in an advanced way, change the DNS or set a static IP. To do this, press on "I" present next to the name of the network to which you connected, in the screen visible after going to ifttings> Wi-Fi.

    At this point, you can choose to change the IPv4 address settings by selecting the item Configure IP, indicating the option you prefer (Manual or Bootot) from the next screen and providing any other information requested. To restore the default parameters, select the option Automatic. (which is the default).



    Alternatively, you can intervene on the solo andP address, on the subnet mask or onandP address of the router, felling in the relative fields with the necessary data. As for the static IP setting on the iPhone, this operation can make the connection of the phone more stable in the home or office network and avoid conflicts with the addresses of other devices connected to the network (computer, tablet, other smartphones etc.). To find out more, read my guide on how to assign a static IP.

    You can also change the DNS servers used by tapping on the item Configure DNSby selecting the option Manual, pressing on the wording Add server and felling in the fields you see appear with the data relating to the DNS you want to use. To restore the default settings, select the option Automatic (which is the default).

    If you don't know what I'm talking about, DNS servers are those "translators" that allow us to access Internet sites by typing easy-to-remember addresses (eg. Google com) instead of very long strings of numbers (eg. 74.125.224.72), which would then be the real coordinates of the Internet sites. Using fast DNS servers means faster access to Internet sites, even on the iPhone. To learn more, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to change DNS.

    I point out that from the same screen above you can renew the assignment of the current IP, by pressing on the item Renew assignment, and you can dissociate the selected network from the iPhone, by tapping on the wording Disassociate this network.


    Keep in mind that you can also enable the use of Wi-Fi via the Control Center of iOS. To do this, invoke the latter by swiping downwards starting from the top right corner of the screen (on iPhone X and later) or swiping up from the bottom edge of any screen (up iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and earlier) e pigia sul pulsating Wi-Fi (I cheer with him Wi-Fi cleats).


    Cellular data

    How to connect iPhone to the Internet

    To connect the iPhone to the Internet using the cellular data network, instead, all you have to do is click on the icon of ifttings (that with l 'gear) on the home screen, select the item Mobele phone and carry on ON l'interruttore Cellular data present in the next screen.

    Then, press on the wording Cellular data options that you always find on the same screen, in order to access the options to activate and manage the network 4G / LTE and data roaming. At this point, the connection should be active!

    If you are unable to surf the Internet or, in any case, you need to configure the data network settings in an advanced way, select the item Cellular data network present a little further down: a configuration panel well open in which you can manually set the APN used by the iPhone for the 3G / 4G network.


    The parameters to be entered differ according to the reference telephone company. For more information about it, I therefore refer you to reading my guides dedicated specifically to the Internet configuration of TIM, Vodafone e wind and to the pages with information for configuring the data network Three and andliad.

    In addition to as I indicated in the previous lines, if you use an iPhone updated to iOS 11 or later, please note that the cellular data connection can also be activated from the Control Center. To do this, invoke the latter with a swipe downwards starting from the top right corner of the screen (on iPhone X and later) or by swiping up from the bottom edge of any screen (on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and previous versions), then tap the button Cellular data (the one with theAntenna).


    Connect the iPhone to the Internet via PC

    Is the Wi-Fi signal received by your iPhone too weak to be able to surf the Net and, in the place where you are now, the data connection offered by your mobele phone provider does not want to know that it is working? If you have a computer at your fingertips and the latter is connected to the Internet via cable, you can use it as a modem and you can then be able to connect to the Internet from your "iPhone by" via the latter. Below you well find explained how to do it both with Windows that with MacOS.

    Windows

    How to connect iPhone to the Internet

    If what you have is a PC with it installed Windows 10, you can share the connection generated by the latter with the iPhone using a special feature present "standard" in the operating system. To use it, just log in to notification center by clicking on the relevant icon (that with el comic) placed innotify area (next toclock Windows) and press the button Mobele hotspot (lower left).

    If before enabling the function in question you want to adjust its settings, right click on the relevant button in the notification center and choose the option Go to ifttings from the menu that opens. Using the window that well open on the desktop, you can choose the network from which to share the Internet connection (eg. Ethernet) from the drop-down menu Share my internet connection from and change the name assigned to the network and the relative password by pressing the button Modification at the bottom and then typing the requested information in the appropriate fields.

    Subsequently, you can connect from your iPhone to the wireless network generated by the PC by following the instructions I gave you in the step focused on how to connect the Apple smartphone to the Wi-Fi network. When you no longer need it, remember to deactivate the Windows 10 hotspot by pressing the relevant button in the notification center again.

    If you are using a PC based on Windows 8.x or earlier, however, I am sorry to tell you but Microsoft has not included any options specifically designed for this purpose. However, you can cope with this by resorting to the use of special "third-party" programs, as in the case of the excellent Virtual Router, which I told you about in detael in my guide on how to use your PC as a hotspot.

    MacOS

    How to connect iPhone to the Internet

    you are using MacOS, you can configure your computer to act as a modem for your iPhone by doing the following: click on the icon System preference (that with l 'gear) located on the Dock bar and, in the window that opens, click on the icon sharing (that with the folder).

    iflect by voice andnternet sharing from the left sidebar and indicates, using the drop-down menu Share your connection from (right), the type of connection to share (ex. Ethernet).

    Next, put the check mark next to the item Wi-Fi (in the box at the bottom right), click on the button Wi-Fi options, select the voice WPA2 Personal give menu to tendin Safety (in the window that opens) and set a password to protect your access point. If you don't want to use any passwords (which I don't recommend), leave the option selected None.

    Now specify the name you want to assign to the network you are going to generate with your Mac in the field Network name, choose the transmission channel you want to use from the drop-down menu Channel e pulsing sul pulsating OK to confirm the settings.

    Finally, put the check mark next to the item andnternet sharing in the left sidebar and click on the button starts. Later, you can connect from your iPhone to the wireless network generated by the Mac by following the instructions I gave you in the step dedicated to how to connect your Apple mobele phone to the Wi-Fi network.

    When you have finished browsing with the iPhone, you can deactivate the wireless network generated by the Mac by going back to System Preferences> Sharing and removing the check mark from the item andnternet sharing in the left sidebar.

    Use the iPhone as a modem

    How to connect iPhone to the Internet

    If your carrier's data plan allows it, you can also take advantage of the iPhone as portable modem to connect other devices to the Internet when a Wi-Fi network is not avaelable. Let's see immediately how to do it.

    All you have to do is enable the data connection on the "iPhone by" (as I explained to you in the appropriate step of this guide), access the section ifttings of iOS (by pressing on the relative icon with thegear), select the item Personal hotspot and carry on ON the switch on the next screen. Next, choose whether to enable the hotspot via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth or through cable, selecting the option you prefer.

    If you want, you can change the default password to connect to Wi-Fi with the network generated by your iPhone by tapping on the item Wi-Fi Password present in the same screen above and typing the access key you want to use in the form that is proposed to you.

    At this point, to take advantage of the hotspot via Wi-Fi, all you have to do is select the network [name ]'s iPhone from your computer or from any other device you want to connect to the "iPhone by" network and type the relative password.

    If, on the other hand, you have opted to connect via Bluetooth, you must pair the iPhone to the other device using the Bluetooth settings of the latter, after which you have to type on the iPhone the security code displayed on the other device and connect it to the latter.

    As for the connection via cable, just connect the iPhone to the computer or in any case to the other device using the relative one cable (the one that is normally used to charge the iPhone) and choose the "iPhone by" from the list of network services avaelable.

    When you deem it appropriate, you can then deactivate the hotspot function of the iPhone and disconnect all the devices connected to it by going back to the section ifttings> Cellular> Personal Hotspot of iOS and moving on OFF the lever located at the voice Personal hotspot.

    However, keep in mind that all models of Mac and iPad more recent allow you to use the iPhone as a modem without activating the appropriate function in the phone settings (as long as the connections Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled). It is sufficient that the smartphone is within range of one of the devices and the hotspot automatically appears in the list of avaelable connections. Compatibelity is ensured on all Macs after 2012 and updated to macos Yosemite or higher and on all iPhones and iPads equipped with iOS 8.1 is superior.

    Finally, I would like to point out that, as well as as I indicated in the previous lines, you can activate the hotspot on the iPhone also from Control Center, if you are using iOS 11 or later. To do this, bring up the control center by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen (on iPhone X and later) or by swiping up from the bottom edge of any screen (on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and previous versions), then press and hold the button Cellular data (the one with theAntenna) and, in the menu that opens, presses the button Personal hotspot (I cheer with the chain).

    If you want more detaels about Apple phone hotspot feature, sent you to check out my guide on how to connect iPhone to PC as a modem.

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