Now, you can enable an instant tether to your iPhone from your Mac! With Yosemite, you are able to use wi-fi anywhere you have cellular reception quickly and easily.

Steps

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    Make sure you are compatible. Your phone must be running iOS 8.1 or later and your Mac must be running OSX Yosemite. Both devices must also be logged into the same iCloud account.

    • To double check that your computer is compatible with the Instant Hotspot feature, click the Apple logo in the upper left hand corner, and then About This Mac. Go to System Report and choose Bluetooth from the menu on the left. It should read “Yes” next to Instant Hotspot.
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    Turn on Bluetooth on your phone.
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    Click the Wi-Fi logo in the upper right hand menu on your computer.
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    Click on your iPhone’s name. Your iPhone’s name, signal strength, and battery life should appear in the wi-fi menu. Clicking on the iPhone’s name will automatically activate the hotspot.