1. Change your device name.

Open Settings > General > About > Name and change the device name to "propeller". 

2. Change your Personal Hotspot password.

Open Settings > Personal Hotspot and change the Wi-Fi password to "propeller". 

3. Switch the hotspot on by clicking the button in the Personal Hotspot bar to green or using the swipe up panel below.

Once the hotspot is set up and the AeroPoints connect, you'll see a blue bar at the top of the device screen indicating the connection.

4. The AeroPoints will enter "upload mode" indicated by a slow blink (connecting) followed by a fast blink (uploading).

5. You're all set! It takes approximately one minute to upload each hour of recorded AeroPoint data (but can take longer if you have a slow connection). 


iOS devices allow only five concurrent connections to your Personal Hotspot so we recommend uploading five AeroPoints at a time.

Keep your iOS device open on the Personal Hotspot screen to maintain connection and monitor data upload.

I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to arm you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, the Propeller data specialists team can help for an hourly consulting rate. Email us at or talk with us right now from the chat bubble and we'll do our best to help.

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