Personal hotspot (tethering) setup

Quick answer

Sharing your mobile device’s internet connection across other devices is easy. As long as you have access to data on your amaysim mobile or data-only plan, simply toggle the hotspot option ON through your device.

What is a personal hotspot (tethering)?

A personal hotspot means sharing the internet connection from your smartphone with other WiFi capable devices such as Laptops or tablets that are nearby. This is sometimes referred to as ‘tethering’.

You can tether and use your mobile device as a personal hotspot with the included data in any of our amaysim mobile or data-only plans - if you're on AS YOU GO you'll be charged for data at 15.4c/MB.

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iPhone - enabling your personal hotspot

To enable the personal hotspot for your device, follow the below steps.

  • Tap Settings
  • Select Personal hotspot and you’ll be able to toggle this feature ON

If you're unable to toggle your Personal Hotspot ON, or receive a message on your iPhone stating the personal hotspot is currently disabled, please text TETHER to 568.

While we support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads

Android - enabling your personal hotspot

The process to enable your personal hotspot will vary depending on the model of your phone. Here are the basic steps to set up personal hotspot on your Android device:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Tethering and Mobile/WiFi Hotspot and the function will be switched ON

If you still need help enabling personal hotspot on your Android mobile device, please check your device’s manual or complete a quick Google search for the required steps.

Windows - enabling your personal hotspot

The process to enable your personal hotspot will vary depending on the model of your phone. Here are the basic steps to set up personal hotspot on your Windows mobile device:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Network & Wireless
  • Tap Internet Sharing and you’ll be able to toggle this feature ON

If you still need help enabling personal hotspot on your Windows mobile device, please check your device’s manual or complete a quick Google search for the required steps.

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