Personal hotspot disappeared on iPhone? Easy Fix

Does your Personal hotspot disappeared on iPhones? Or is your iPhone missing a hotspot? Don’t worry, I  have a simple solution to this issue. I did not see a Personal hotspot option when I bought an iPhone. But I have enabled it with a simple tweak. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how I have enabled a Personal Hotspot on iPhone.

If you are not seeing the Personal Hotspot option, just enable your data, you will see the Personal Hotspot option. If you don’t see it even after enabling data, then read this article for the fix.

Fix – Personal hotspot disappeared on iPhone

Video Tutorial

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In This section, I will show you the step-by-step procedure to fix the Personal Hotspot Disappeared issue on iPhone.

Total Time: 5 minutes

STEP-1: Mobile Data


Firstly, Tap on the “Settings” option on your iPhone to visit the settings page. Initially, there you won’t find the “Personal Hotspot” option under the Mobile Data option. So, Tap on the “Mobile Data” option to enable it.

STEP-2: Set Up APN for Personal Hotspot


In the Mobile data settings, you will find the “Mobile Data Network” option, Tap on it and it will take you to a settings page. From there you can modify or set up the Mobile data-related settings. Scroll down to find the “Personal Hotspot” section. Under that section, provide the APN according to your service provider. If you don’t know your APN, then you need to contact your operator for help.

STEP-3: Personal Hotspot Option


Now, close all the running apps and pages. Reboot your iPhone and wait for some time. Later, go to settings, and there you will find the “Personal Hotspot” option under the Mobile Data option. Tap on it and it shows you two options as displayed in the screenshot.

STEP-4: Set Up the Personal Hotspot


Toggle the bar by tapping on the option to Turn ON the Hotspot. Initially, it comes with a random password and you can change it later. Tap on the “Wi-Fi Password” option and then it allows you to modify the password. After the completion of the modification, tap on “Done”.


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This is how the Personal Hotspot disappeared on iPhones issue will be fixed.

Still, if you don’t see an option try the below methods.

  1. Once check whether your APN is appearing or not in the Personal hotspot option under the Mobile data option. If APN is there then,
  2. Reboot your mobile, and go to Settings you will see the Personal Hotspot option. Still do not see the option.
  3. Reset Network Settings by going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. You need to enter Passcode to reset network settings. Still not working.
  4. Reset All Settings by going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings.

Now you must see the option. Otherwise, you need to contact your carrier to enable a hotspot on your mobile number. In order to use Personal Hotspot, first, you need to enable the Mobile Data option. Enable Personal Hotspot. It will ask you to Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Tap on that option.


By following the steps discussed in this article, you can easily fix the Personal Hotspot disappeared on iPhone issue. Before attempting this, you need to know the APN of your network providers to fix it in a very short time.

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Personal Hotspot Disappeared on iPhone? Easy Fix – FAQs

Is iPhone Personal Hotspot Free?

This feature is technically free to use, Personal Hotspot is only available if tethering is included in your phone’s data plan.

Do you have to pay for a hotspot?

You’re charged for any data they use accordingly to your monthly data plan.

Why does the iPhone hotspot keep dropping?

Your iPhone hotspot is likely disconnecting because one of your iPhone’s settings is incorrect.

Why does my hotspot keeps disconnecting from my computer?

The most common reason is that your wireless drivers might be out-of date

Why did my personal hotspot disappear iPhone?

If you can’t find or turn on Personal Hotspot, check that your wireless carrier enabled it and that your wireless plan supports it.

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