Personal Hotspot is a great feature that allows users to share the cellular data connection with nearby devices. The feature has been widely welcome by users and tech experts worldwide, as it eliminates the need to access a Wi-Fi network. However, Personal Hotspot can sometimes become a cause of annoyance, as it suddenly disappears in the Settings.
If you are among those users who have been hit by the above-mentioned issue, don’t worry because we can help you out. There could be any reason for why Personal Hotspot is missing on your device ranging from issues with your cellular network to outdated carrier settings.
In this article, we have a couple of solutions that fix missing Personal Hotspot on your iPhone. Before we begin, make sure that you now have a modern version of iOS (iOS 10 or newer).
How to fix missing Personal Hotspot on your iPhone
Restart your iPhone
Before trying to do anything, a restart may help fix the annoying issue. Keep in mind that a restarting an iPhone may fix some minor problems like frozen apps, unresponsive touchscreen, and app crashes.
Restarting an iPhone is pretty simple, as it is the same as turning an iPhone on and off. If you need help, you can follow the steps below.
Step one: First off, hold down the sleep/wake button until you see the power off slider on the screen
Step two: Release the sleep/wake button and move the slider from left to right. After that, press and hold the sleep/wake button again until you see the Apple logo.
Turn on cellular connection and then turn it off
If the problem is still present, try turning your cellular connection on. Wait a few seconds and turn it back off. Here is how.
Step one: Open Control Center on your iPhone. To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then turn on Airplane mode on your device
Step two: Wait a few seconds and turn it back off.
If nothing happens, try turning on Personal Hotspot from the Settings app on your device. To do this, head to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot and turn on the switch for Personal Hotspot.
Reset network settings
If the above-mentioned solution doesn’t work with you, the best shot now is reset network settings. To do this, check out the steps below.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General to proceed
Step two: Navigate to the bottom of the screen and hit Reset
Step three: Once you are in, select Reset network settings and then confirm your action.
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These are 3 tips to fix missing Personal Hotspot on your iPhone. Hopefully, they work best for you. It not, make sure you bring your device to a local Apple Store.
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