General What happened to remote hotspot?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by sldsnk, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. sldsnk macrumors newbie

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    I NO longer can start the hotspot on my phone from my iMac or iPad. Is it me or the feature has been removed? It was handy.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    No issues here.. restart device?
     
  3. ohsnap macrumors regular

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  4. shadedred macrumors member

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    It's been hit or miss for me, worked without issue with iOS 10, now it fails frequently.
     
  5. sldsnk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks all for the replies. I need to make myself clear. I can start the hotspot on my iPhone and then connect to it using my iMac with iOS 11. That’s not the issue. When the iPhone was running iOS 10 I didn’t have to turn on the hotspot on the iPhone first. I go to my iMac and in the airport menu I can select my iPhone and then the hotspot on the phone will be started.

    Apple explains how to do it in iOS 10 in this page:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204681
     
  6. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    Sign out of iCloud on your iPhone and Mac, restart both devices then sign back in again should sort the problem!
     
  7. sldsnk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I signed out of iCloud on iPhone and signed back in and it works again! Thanks! Now I gotta add my cards to Apple pay etc.
     

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