Personal hotspot is always on, but can't connect sometimes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unagimiyagi, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009

    I keep my personal hotspot always on (it's secured with a password). My laptop, however, doesn't always see it and doesn't connect to it automatically.

    I do not have a router. My phone is my internet at home, so my goal is to automatically have my macbook connect to my iphone when I'm at home. Can this be done? It's almost as if my personal hotspot will time out after awhile. So I will have to go into settings and turn off and then turn on my hotspot, and then my laptop will find it.

    Is there a way to turn on personal hotspot in one-click?
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Northern British Columbia
    Personal Hotspot is only enabled when you're looking at Settings > Personal Hotspot, otherwise it does not broadcast a Wi-Fi signal. If it's a recent Mac, you can use Instant Hotspot to enable it from the computer.

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