Your Mac should now show up as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your iPhone, iPad, and similar devices. Simply connect to it like you would any other Wi-Fi network. You can even change the name of your Mac in the same Internet Sharing menu to make it easier to find if you'd like.
This is most useful if your Mac is connected to a wired network interface via Ethernet. You can connect your wireless devices to your Mac and share the wired Internet connection with them—almost as if your Mac were a wireless router.
If you have your notifications to receive banners on your Home screen, you can respond to them from anywhere, including while in an app.
The Lock screen is the screen you see when you first wake up your iPhone, whether it's by pressing the Sleep/Wake button or by lifting your iPhone to wake it up. It's also where your notifications pop up. So, even if you're sitting on the couch and your iPhone is on the coffee table, your screen will wake up just long enough to show you a text message, email notification, weather alert, or other notification.
Luckily Apple makes it simple to share the Wi-Fi connection on your , or even other Macs.
From your hotspot from mac to mobile Lock screen, even if your iPhone is still locked, you can respond to text messages and a few other notifications. If you have 3D Touch on your iPhone, you can do even more! Note that in order to view and respond to messages while your phone is locked, you will need to have message previews turned on, otherwise your device will prompt you to unlock your phone beforehand using your passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID.
For example, let’s say your Mac is connected to the Internet through an Ethernet adapter. You’d select Ethernet in the list at the top of the window and . If you’re connected via Bluetooth or tethered to an iPhone via a USB cable, you could also select those.
Sharing a Wi-Fi network connection by creating another Wi-Fi network will require a separate physical network interface, such as a.
A Bluetooth PAN can take a bit longer to connect to—thanks to the Bluetooth pairing process—and can’t reach the speeds of Wi-Fi. However, it is also a bit lighter on your Mac’s battery life, so it’s not all bad.