Personal Hotspot not working it's annoying!

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  1. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    Iphone 6S, Personal Hotspot not working for a few weeks. Connection just come and drop (on the phone you see the bluebar appearing and dissappearing it's annoying)

    So I reformated my Iphone too 10.3.3 no backup restored. and now when i connect to the phone it either just never connects or says the password is incorrect (which is not the case of course)

    I tried changing the password, restoring network settings

    Nothing helps

    please help me
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Commenting for subscription. I’m having the same issue.

    iPhone 7, iOS 11 PB5.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I've had iPhones since the beginning and I've always had issues with the hotspot. The only time it works somewhat reliably is with another Apple device. It seems to stay connected to my Macbook nicely. It has all sorts of issues connecting to my Windows PC
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Never had a problem with personal hotspot for years with any of my iPhones.
    You're sure it's not an issue with the device you're trying to connect to the hotspot?
    Or it could be a hardware issue if you did a restore and setup as new and no devices can connect to it.
     
  5. Ratatapa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried an iPad a windows 7 laptop and an android all has same problem

    And I already did a factory reset ( full reset)
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You might have a hardware fault then.
    I'd bring it to Apple to have it checked.
     
  7. Ratatapa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which would suck since it's our of warranty
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  9. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    When you first make the connection to the hotspot, make sure your iPhone backlight is on and that you are on the personal hotspot screen.

    I learned this trick last year and have never had a bad connection since. Something about the initial handshake happening when the personal hotspot screen is in the foreground and active that makes it stick.
     

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