Some users find that iPhone personal hotspot not working after iOS 11 or iOS 11.1 update, and in this guide we will show you some useful tips to fix the iOS 11/11.1 personal spot missing issue.
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With the personal hotspot feature on iPhone you can share your Internet connection with others. However, some iPhone 7/6s/6 users find that personal hotspot disappeared after iOS 11 or iOS 11.1 update. In this guide, we will show you 5 possible ways to fix iPhone personal hotspot not working issue on iOS 11/11.1.
Before you try the below fixes, a simple way to fix the iOS 11 or iOS 11.1 personal spot missing issue is restarting your iPhone. Some minor iOS system problems can be fixed by a simple restart.
Make sure you have turned on Cellular/Mobile Data as well as personal hotspot on your iPhone. To enable Cellular data: Go to Settings > Cellular/Mobile Data > Turn it on > Choose Cellular/Mobile Data Options > Voice & Data > Turn on 3G or 4G.
Or you can try turning off Cellular or Mobile Data and wait for a few seconds and then turn it on to check if the problem solved.
Step 1. Go to Settings > Cellular/Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options.
Step 2. Choose Cellular/Mobile Data Networks > Scroll down the screen till you appear Personal Hotspot section.
Step 3. Enter Same APN as on your cellular data APN.
Step 4. Once the APN has been updated, switch your phone back to 4G.
Reset network settings on iPhone can help some issues with network that may cause the personal hotspot not working on iOS 11/11.1. Remember this will erase the Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings and set them to factory defaults.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings > Enter your passcode.
Every iPhone has a phone name, and if you changed the name you may not find the hotspot of your iPhone. To see your phone name: Go to Settings > General > About > Name.
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Fiona Wang Member of @PrimoSync team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of Apple related issues by writing iOS-how-to tutorials.