Instant Hotspot not working on iOS 9

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by bizzy045, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. bizzy045 macrumors 6502

    bizzy045

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    My phone would always show up automatically for hotspot connection without me having to turn it on in iOS 8. After upgrading yesterday it no longer shows on any of my iPads or macbook. Anyone else having this? I have to go manually turn on my hotspot which I find very annoying.
     
  2. markgpearse macrumors regular

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    I have T-Mobile and I use (used?) Personal Hotspot all the time with my iPad. I've never had any trouble. That has all changed with iOS9. Either my iPhone is not sending out a signal (Hotspot is turned on) or my iPad can't detect it. They are sitting inches apart. My iPad is picking up nearby wireless networks.

    I just cancelled my 6s order.
     
  3. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    I am having this same issue and came here to see if there are any solutions.
     
  4. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure why this problem and your 6s order have to do with each other. I can still use my phone as a hotspot, just need to manually activate it so it's a couple extra steps. I also presume it will be fixed if there isn't an easy solution. And we don't know if the 6s will have this problem.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    I just checked mine, and it works like iOS 8 did.

    iPad Air 2 and iPhone 5S. iPhone is in the other room with hotspot turned off, check in wifi settings on the iPad and it pops up.
     
  6. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Great. Are both on iOS 9?

    For comparison
    iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini 2 here
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    Yep, both iOS 9.0 public release
     
  8. markgpearse macrumors regular

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    You are right. With a little bit of work, I was finally able to get my Hotspot working. Don't know why upgrades can cause these types of problems. I guess they are pretty complex.
     
  9. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    What did you do? Want to see if I can get it to work for me
     
  10. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    My hotspot (9.0 and 9.1 betas) has worked fine with no issues - apart from occasionally getting a "failed to start hotspot" message as the connected icon appears as it connects just fine.

    But
    I do have a general issue with this hotspot feature in that it doesn't connect automatically if not in range of a wifi network. Would it really be so difficult to set it up so that if no wifi is found it just pops up "Connect to Hotspot: Grumpy's iPhone? Yes/No"? Having to open settings, go to wifi, wait for the hotspot to appear, then tap it each and every time I want to tether to my phone annoys me no end. Especially since known wifi networks are just joined with no questions asked. Putting the popup up would just be a one step yes/no for anyone wanting to connect or not.
     
  11. @BlythGav macrumors newbie

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    My hotspot was playing up to iPad Air 2 wouldn't connect (still doesn't) to my iPhone 5s the work around that solves it for me is, I need to change the name of my phone in
    settings>general>about (change name)
    And then it connects no problem does for now until they sort it I guess
     
  12. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    No problems at all with Instant Hotspot on iOS 9. I could never get it to work on iOS 8. iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2.
     

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