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How to transfer to/from my Windows 10 computer using a personal hotspot Wi-Fi network?

How to transfer to/from my Windows 10 computer using a personal hotspot Wi-Fi network?

How to transfer to/from my Windows 10 computer using a personal hotspot Wi-Fi network?


If your telecommunications provider allows to use the Personal Hotspot on your iOS device, you can use it to transfer between your iOS device and your Windows 10 computer if you have not Wi-Fi network available.

Enable the Personal Hotspot on your iOS device. You'll find it in the iOS settings under Personal Hotspot or if you did not use it before under Mobile Data > Personal Hotspot.

Figure 1. Personal Hotspot in the iOS settings
Personal Hotspot in the iOS settings

 

Figure 2. Personal Hotspot in the Mobile Data settings
Personal Hotspot in the Mobile Data settings

 

Enable the Personal Hotspot, change the Wi-Fi Password if you don't want to use the automatically generated password.

Figure 3. Personal Hotspot settings
Personal Hotspot settings

 

Now connect your iOS device with the USB cable to your Windows 10 computer. With the hotspot enabled, the cable works like a network cable and you can transfer between your iOS device and your computer with terrific speeds when you switch to PhotoSync and start a transfer.

If you don't want to connect to your computer using the USB cable, you need to build a Wi-Fi connection from your computer to the personal hotspot of your iOS device. Search for available Wi-Fi networks using the Wi-Fi symbol in the system task bar. Your personal hotspot with the name of your iOS device is the name of the Wi-Fi network you are looking for.

 

Figure 4. Wi-Fi network scan
Wi-Fi network scan

 

Click on the Wi-Fi network with the name of your iOS device and click on the Connect button.

 

Figure 5. Connect to personal hotspot Wi-Fi
Connect to personal hotspot Wi-Fi

 

Enter the password that is shown on your iOS device for the personal hotspot Wi-Fi network and click on Next to continue the connection.

 

Figure 6. Enter the personal hotspot Wi-Fi password
Enter the personal hotspot Wi-Fi password

 

Your Windows 10 computer is connected to the personal hotspot of your iOS device via Wi-Fi. You can now start to use PhotoSync to transfer from your iOS device to your Windows 10 computer or from your Windows 10 computer to your iOS device.

 

Figure 7. Personal hotspot Wi-Fi connected
Personal hotspot Wi-Fi connected

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