What do I do to get hotspot capacity back on my iPhone?
My iPhone came with hotspot service and I have been using it successfully for 4+ months. Yesterday, after I had been using other networks for several weeks, I tried to use it again and not only didn't it work for my computer, the category on my iPhone settings page has disappeared.
Last updated 2 years ago by Himanshu Arora
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Thanks for your question. My name is Himanshu and I will be glad to provide my assistance to your concern.
Please try to reset the Network Setting via the following steps:
- Open Settings and tap on “General”
- Tap on “Reset Network Settings”
Now tap back to Settings and you should see the familiar Personal Hotspot option
Thanks for your question. My name is Rofel and I will assist you with your concern. In addition to Himanshu Arora solution please follow the steps below and check if you will be able to connect enable your hotspot.
Go to the settings menu:
In settings, you'll see a 'personal hotspot' menu item. Tap it.
In the personal hotspot menu, slide the "personal hotspot" option to "on"
Note: Apple has allocated the connection a default password which is shown on this screen too. You can either use it (as each iPhone 4 gets a different random password) or change it to something you can more easily remember by tapping on it.
Then, on your computer's Wi-Fi menu, you should see your iPhone pop up in the list after a few seconds. The network name is the name of your iPhone in iTunes.
Once the network is selected and you've put in the password you selected in the last step (or Apple's default password), you'll be able to connect your tablet, laptop and any other Wi-Fi device to the net via your iPhone's data plan.
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