How to Fix Personal Hotspot Missing Issue in iOS 10 or iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad

Don’t be surprised if you find Personal Hotspot missing on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 10 or iOS 11. These tricks will let you troubleshoot the problem instantly.

One of the most common issues that quite a few iPhone users face after upgrading to the new version of a software is – “disappearance of Personal Hotspot.” Believe me; I have encountered this problem as well several times. Thanks to some tricks, I have been able to fix it quickly. What about you?

Personal Hotspot is a carrier-dependent feature. Hence, don’t be surprised if it is missing; in case you have not opted in your data plan. But what if you have opted for Personal Hotspot and still don’t find it? Follow these easy tips to troubleshoot it!

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How to Fix Personal Hotspot Missing Issue in iOS 10 or iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad

Solution #1. Reboot Your iPhone

Hard reboot can help you resolve the issue instantly. Simply press the Home button and sleep/wake button at once until you see Apple logo on your device screen. If you are using iPhone 7/7 Plus, please refer this, For iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, read this.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 PlusSolution #2. Enter the Same APN Settings as Cellular Data APN

Step #1. Open Settings app → Cellular/Mobile Data.

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Step #2. Tap on Mobile Data Options. (Carrier settings may differ.)

Step #3. Next, tap on Mobile Data Network.

Step #4. Under Mobile Data, you need to enter APN. (You can either ask your service provider to give the APN or search in Google- “Service Provider Name+APN”)

Step #5. Up next, you have to scroll down to the Personal Hotspot section. Enter the same APN as listed under Mobile Data.

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Now, check out! Personal Hotspot should return.

Solution #3. Reset Network Settings

This will remove all network settings and return them to factory defaults.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → General.

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Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Step #3. Tap on Reset Network Settings.

Step #4. Tap on Reset Network Settings again to confirm.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone in iOS 8

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That’s it! I hope these solutions have yielded the desired results, fixing the issue. But in case you haven’t found success as yet, restore your device. Make sure to back it up before going through the process as usual.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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