I have an iPhone5 (with unlimited internet) I DO NOT have home internet - can I use AppleTV? If so how?

3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    If you have it activated, you can use the 'Personal Hotspot' feature. Personal Hotspot uses your iPhone's mobile data and creates a WiFi network, you can join it on your Apple TV and iPhone, you should be able to use AirPlay this way.
    To enable 'Personal Hotspot' go to:
    Settings > General > Cellular > Turn Mobile Data On (if it isn't already), scroll down until you see Personal Hotspot, enable it.

    If the feature is not enabled, contact your Carrier, they may charge extra to enable this feature.

    If you enable Personal Hotspot, join it on your Apple TV

    Settings > General > Network > WiFi > Follow the prompts.

    Try then, swipe up from the bottom of the screen on your iPhone to access Control Center, click the AirPlay icon, select your Apple TV and enable mirroring.(iOS 7) Double Tap the home key and swipe left until you see an AirPlay icon, click it, select your Apple TV and enable mirroring.(iOS 6)

    • Answered by Matthew M from Mckinnon
    • 03-Feb-2014
  • use your iphone has personal hotspot .. and connect your apple tv to it. if you need more info about how to share internet from iphone please search in apple website personal hotspot on iphone it will direct to following page.

    "Learn how to share your cellular data connection using Personal Hotspot, the Internet-sharing feature on iPhone, iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular or later, and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular."

    • Answered by Faizal I
    • 30-Jan-2014
  • Yes, you can use Apple TV.

    If you already have some form of home wifi network, just set both your iPhone5 and your Apple TV to that wifi network.


    If you do not already have a home wifi network, you can turn your iPhone5 into a personal hotspot (your iPhone5 will create a wifi network itself).

    To do this go to: Settings > Personal Hotspot
    and turn personal hotspot on. Make sure you set a password, otherwise anyone will be able to join your network and use your iPhones internet connection.

    Once you have set your iPhone to be a hotspot, go into the settings in Apple TV and tell it to connect to your newly created wifi network.

    • Answered by Alan C
    • 04-Mar-2014