Iphone 5 personal hotspot issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dzupiris, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Dzupiris macrumors newbie

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    I 've been having this issue for quite a while now.

    I use my iphone 5 as a personal hotspot for my ipad 4 but it alway loses its 3g signal(sometimes it just drops to Edge) when i charge it so what happens is i lose internet connection on both devices.

    Anyone here experiences the same?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Who is your carrier? How much do you use the feature?
     
  3. Dzupiris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont think its the carrier but its a hardware issue. :)
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You still failed to answer the second question then. How much do you use the feature? Does your phone get hot? Is it always being charged?
     
  5. Dzupiris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright then. I use it a lot like 3-4 hrs a day so I charge it 2 to 3 times in a day. No, it does not get hot.
     
  6. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    If it is changing protocol then it is more likely than not a weak signal from your carrier. There is no other reason for the phone to switch.
     
  7. kenetic macrumors regular

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    iPhone 5/ AT&T

    My iPhone gets hot when I used the hotspot. I mostly use it for web surfing and PS3. Make sure the signal strength is at least 4 bars to get a good connection. Yes, my phone gets pretty hot after 1 hour of usage. If it's around 3 bars, the connection drop once a while.

    Hope that helps.
     
  8. ST3V136966 macrumors newbie

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    I know you're not messaging me but I'll answer you with my problem. Yes my iPhone is getting hot while charging it with the hotspot active. I have to stop the hotspot or it will run my battery all the way down until the phone shuts down. Help me please.
     

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