The Personal Hotspot on your iPhone can come in handy whenever you are on the move or you don’t have access to Wi-Fi. And many users rely on it on daily basis. However, some reports state that the hotspot keeps turning off on iPhone. You probably tried a few things but, if you are still stuck with the problem at hand, we have a few solutions of our own to suggest.
Table of contents:
- Make sure you have devices connected to the hotspot
- Check Hotspot Settings and related options
- Reset Network Settings
- Reset All Settings
- Check with your carrier
Why does the hotspot keep turning off on my iPhone?
There are a few reasons why the hotspot keeps turning off on iPhone. Firstly, make sure that devices are connected. The second thing, and one you should never neglect, is firmware. Update your device as soon as possible. Finally, you can try some other troubleshooting steps we listed below.
1. Make sure you have devices connected to the hotspot
You can start by restarting your device. Also, make sure that you are on the latest version of iOS available for your device. So, if there are available updates, make sure to install them as soon as possible.
After that, confirm that you have devices connected to your hotspot. If there are no active connections, the hotspot will turn off on its own to reduce battery consumption.
If these steps weren’t of any use and the hotspot is turning off without reason, continue to the next step.
2. Check the Hotspot Settings and related options
Another important thing to consider before resetting Network Settings is Cellular Hotspot settings. For example, try disabling the hotspot password or disabling and re-enabling the hotspot.
If that doesn’t help, open the Settings app and select Cellular. Enable Cellular Data and select Cellular Data Options. Once there, disable Low Data Mode.
Also, you can navigate to Settings > Battery and disable Low Power Mode, too. Don’t forget to keep your iPhone up to date. Check for updates in Settings > General > Software Update.
3. Reset Network Settings
Now, resetting Network Settings usually helps resolve various Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues, but it also covers the Personal Hotspot as part of Cellular settings. Besides clearing all saved Wi-Fi networks and removing all Bluetooth pairings, it should reset APN settings, as well. Which, hopefully, resolves the problem at hand.
Here’s how to Reset Network Settings on iOS:
- Open Settings.
- Tap General.
- Select Reset from the bottom of the list.
- Tap Reset Network Settings.
- Confirm with PIN or Password.
4. Reset All Settings
If you are still stuck with the same problem and the hotspot keeps turning off, make sure to try resetting all settings. This action won’t only tackle connectivity issues, but it will restore all system settings to their default values. Of course, without deleting any apps and keeping your data.
Here’s how to Reset All Settings on your iPhone:
- Open Settings.
- Tap General.
- Scroll down and tap Reset.
- Tap Reset All Settings and enter your PIN/password when prompted.
- Confirm so your device can reset all system settings.
5. Check with your carrier
Finally, if you are still experiencing issues with a hotspot that keeps turning off on your iPhone, consider contacting your carrier and inspecting your data plan. Chances are that there’s a network problem on their side or that your data plan doesn’t support hotspot usage. If that’s not the case, report the problem to Apple so they can fix it accordingly and implement those fixes in the next patch.
Thank you for reading and feel free to share your questions or suggestions with us. You can do so in the comments section below. Your feedback is always welcomed.
Editor’s note: This article was initially published in July 2021. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.