Instant Hotspot issues with iPhone 6 Plus and rMBP 15

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by supersmart07, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. supersmart07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2014
    Hello I'm been trying to connect my new rMBP to the internet using Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 with my iPhone 6 Plus 64GB. However, it keeps saying my iPhone isn't in range of my mac, using the old method to connect works though. Any suggestions??
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Have you connected it via the old method first?
    Is keychain on on both devices?
    Is Bluetooth set to on on both devices?
  3. supersmart07 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2014
    The iCloud keychain is on on both devices. I even resetted the keychain to see if it's the problem. By the way I've connected via personal hotspot using the old method via USB, Bluetooth, and Wifi and it worked like a charm. Ironically, instant hotspot works perfectly with my Macbook Air 2013 with no problem.
  4. wjereb macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2012
    I have the same problem with my new MacBook. I had another problem with sms texts not showing up so I made a genius appt. I told the "genius" about the instant hotspot and he told me it was working fine, that they showed up as instant hotspots under Mavericks and not Yosemite and you had to have personal hotspot turned on. I argued with him and he proceeded to tell me he's been an apple tech for 7 years blah blah. Arrogant SOB. I tried to find some online documentation to prove him wrong but I could only find a 9to5Mac article and he discounted its since "it's not an Apple site".

  5. supersmart07 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2014
    Hello there I called apple support and they told me to reset iCloud on my Mac and iPhone. This solved my problem hopefully it will solve yours too!
  6. wjereb macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2012
    I've done all that and more and it works occasionally. I find that it works better when you have no other networks available.
  7. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    He was wrong. Instant Hotspot on your iPhone needs to be in the "off" position. When you connect your MBP to your iPhone, Instant Hotspot on your phone will be toggled from "off" to "on."
  8. iFoggy macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Sorry to hijack this thread but hopefully one of you contributing could help me.

    I don't have connectivity issues, mine are throughput / performance related where internet speeds are basically so slow it is unusable when tethered, check my iPhone and speed is flying, on the Mac pages just won't load or take forever

    Any idea's?

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