Strange hotspot issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TucsonChuck, May 22, 2018.

  1. TucsonChuck macrumors newbie

    TucsonChuck

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    #1
    Greetings all!

    When I turn on the hotspot on my iPhone, I can’t get my iPad to connect. Oddly, I can connect my wife’s iPad or our laptop to my iPhones hotspot,but not my iPad. I can connect to my wife’s hotspot with my iPad, any idea what gives?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

    mattguy10

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    #2
    In this order, try the following, attempting to connect to your iPhone hotspot with your iPad after each step.

    Hard reset your iPad
    Hard reset your iPhone
    Reset network settings on your iPad
    Reset network settings on your iPhone

    *Resetting network settings will require you to re-enter any saved WiFi passwords
     
  3. TucsonChuck thread starter macrumors newbie

    TucsonChuck

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    #3
    Resetting the network settings worked. Thanks for you help.
     
  4. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502a

    CharlesShaw

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    #4
    Thanks for this. I’ve had the exact same scenario, but hadn’t gotten around to troubleshooting it yet, since I haven’t needed to take my iPad out of the house lately. Resetting network settings did the trick. Tried that first, so the issue was resolved in record time.
     
  5. quynhtrang macrumors newbie

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    May 19, 2018
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    From my experience this is "normal" behaviour from iOS devices and has been as far back as I can remember. It did get far worse for me with 11.3 though. It truly sucks and is a major cause of frustration for me as mobile data is my only source of internet.
     

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