A feature that lets one device share its cellular data connection with another. As implemented on iOS, personal hotspot can share via USB, Bluetooth and WiFi acting as a router for up to 5 simultaneously connected devices. WiFi network created on an iPhone using existing 3G coverage. The feature ...

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Problem with iPad personal hotspot on OS X 10.11

I'm having problems with iPad tethered USB internet share (personal hotspot). OS X 10.11. (15A226f) and iOS 9b (13A4325c) Tethering via USB to iPads internet has worked before, but as far as I ...
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How does iOS and OS X detect when a Wi-Fi network is a personal hotspot?

When there is a Personal Hotspot network available, it displays a chain link icon instead of the usual lock icon in the list of available networks on iOS and OS X. My question is, how does OS X ...
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How can I regain the Instant Hotspot feature in Yosemite after noticeable errors?

While normal hotspot interaction functions perfectly between an iPhone 6 (iOS 8.4) and my MBPr '14 with Yosemite 10.10.4, the Instant Hotspot feature does not. This feature used to work, but after ...
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Continuity over Personal Hotspot

I have an iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 and a 2015 Macbook Pro (Yosemite). I have been searching for some information regarding call continuity and personal hotspot configuration. I was wondering if phone call ...
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Prevent iPhone from connecting to WiFi when activating Personal WiFi Hotspot

Every time I turn on my mobile WiFi hotspot on my iPhone, it works great unless I am in range of a remembered WiFi hotspot that iPhone itself can connect to -- iPhone silently opts to use any WiFi ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot via USB stopped working after OS X 10.10.4 update

I installed OS X 10.10.4 and right at the end of the process, my iPhone (which was plugged in to the Mac via USB with a Personal Hotspot connection) vibrated as if the USB cable had been reconnected, ...
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Open URL in Safari from Captive Network Assistant.app?

I have made a wifi hotspot captive portal. When a client connects to, I get the Captive Network Assistant.app showing ToS. My question is: Once the client clicks "I accept ToS" button, can be Safari ...
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Share iPhone Personal Hotspot with Mac, then share Internet via ethernet

When I'm travelling I only have Internet via my iPhone, which I can share to my Mac via Personal Hotspot just fine. However, I have a VoIP desk phone which only gets internet via ethernet cabling. I ...
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Is there any limit to the number of users connected via Personal Hotspot?

How many users can be connected to an iPhone's personal hotspot? Does the limit differ from device to device? I want to know the limit of maximum users.
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Personal hotspot hosts count incorrect on iPhone

Sometimes when I share my Internet network from my iPhone 6 Plus to other devices via Wi-Fi, the status bar shows '3 connections' when I really know that I only have 2 connections: sometimes I get one ...
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process to reliably connect Mac Wi-Fi to iPhone personal hotspot?

Is there a recommended process for reliably connecting a Mac to an iPhone Personal Hotspot network via Wi-Fi? Here is the method that I have been trying: turn on WiFi and Personal Hotspot on iPhone ...
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iPhone personal hotspot sharing Wi-Fi connection instead of 4G [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 5s and it's connected to a Wi-Fi network. I have a personal hotspot set up. I'm currently using this hotspot on my laptop and am just wondering if it is uses my phone's data or the ...
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Hotspot failure from my iPhone 5 to my iPhone 3Gs

Why does my iPhone 3Gs drop the hotspot connection it has with my iPhone 5 when I leave my house even when my iPhone 5 is in my other pocket? They connect fine when I'm at home... I'm very confused
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How do I enable Personal Hotspot in the OS X WiFi menu?

I have two Macs: my work MacBook Pro (retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and my personal MacBook Air (13-inch, bought July 2013). Both are running OS X 10.10.3. When I click on the WiFi menu on my Pro, I see ...
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How do I reset DHCP address allocation on my iPhone 6?

I need to briefly connect several hundred devices to the iPhone 6 Hotspot to test their Wi-Fi functionality. I only need to connect 3 or 4 at a time, and each is only connected for a few minutes. ...
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Two simultaneous Hotspot connections between two devices

I just discovered you can create two simultaneous Hotspot connections from a single Mac to an iPhone: one via USB and one via Wi-Fi. Why is this allowed/possible? Are there any ...
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How can carrier limit hot spot connections

I have encountered this question and in accepted answer there is information that doesn't click For instance, the iPhone 5 should theoretically be able to handle up to 14 connections, but both ...
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Network broadcast/multicast not sent by iPhone in personal hotspot mode

Based on recent empirical findings, and based on various posts on the web, it seems that an application running on an iPhone with personal hotspot enabled cannot send broadcasts and/or multicasts out ...
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Does iOS Personal Hotspot have a firewall? Port 5353 not working

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 8 installed. I've connected two devices to the Personal Hotspot, my Macbook Air and an Arduino Yun. Both can connect to the internet through the hotspot fine. I can also ...
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Stop iPad from automatically using iPhone data?

We have employees who are issued both an iPhone and an iPad. The iPads are on Verizon and have unlimited data. The iPhones are on AT&T and have limited data. The problem happens when they are ...
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Why is my instant hotspot on Yosemite / iOS 8 inconsistent?

Sometimes, instant hotspot works in a split second. Sometimes, it works after 30 seconds, and other times, it just says "failed". In all cases, the state of the Mac running Yosemite or the iPhone is ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot always visible even when off

I was surprised to see my iPhone 5's personal hotspot available as a WiFi choice from my iPad. I checked the phone and personal hotspot was turned off. I turned it on and off again and it still ...
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Can my phone automatically turn on its Wi-Fi hotspot when it no longer has a Wi-Fi connection?

I carry both an iPhone and a Nexus tablet. Normally they are both connected to a WiFi network, but when no WiFi networks are in range I would really like my tablet to be able to automatically switch ...
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What is the IP address of my iphone when my computer is connected to the internet using that iphone's personal hotspot?

I have this program on my mac that streams my gps location over the private network. When on the road, my program needs an internet connection as well as the gps data, so I need to pair to my iphone ...
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How do I change the iPad wireless hotspot broadcast timeout settings?

I have an iPad 3rd Gen running iOS 8.1. When I switch on the wireless Hotspot, I see it appear in 'available wireless networks' for around five minutes, then it doesn't appear anymore, despite still ...
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How to identify an iOS hotspot from the command line?

Is it possible from the command line to identify whether the current Wi-Fi connection, or a detected SSID, is an iOS personal/instant hotspot? I know OS X can detect this, as it shows a specific ...
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Turn on a iOS hotspot without 3G connection

Is it possible to turn on my hotspot on my iPhone 5s (running iOS 8) without wifi or 3G connection? I would like people to connect to my network to play LAN games while overseas. However, I do not ...
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Why won't my MBP connect to Personal Hotspot via wifi?

I have not been able to connect my retina Macbook Pro to my iPhone 5s Personal Hotspot since upgrading to OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). While I can see the phone in the list of wifi APs under the "Personal ...
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iOS 8 - Personal Hotspot - Works on iPad, Fails on rMBP

The question kind of says it all. I have an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1 (not yet 8.1.1). Connecting to this iPhone with my iPad Air 2 through personal hotspot works just fine (I'm actually using ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi Problem

My 2014 Macbook Air has a problem about Wi-Fi connection between another computer of mine as a hotspot. I use my Asus laptop as a hotspot and create a Wi-Fi connection properly. When I try to connect ...
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iPhone hotspot connection details

Is there any information available regarding connections to iPhone's personal hotspot feature, other than the number of connections? MAC address, medium (bluetooth, wifi, usb), connection time, ...
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iPhone hotspot prioritized over ethernet

In Yosemite, when I connect my iPhone to my Macbook Air through USB the iPhone becomes a internet hotspot for my Mac, even though I've connected the MBA via ethernet. If I enable Wifi, then Wifi is ...
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How to automatically share my iPhone's internet connection with my MacBook

I believe I heard from the Apple keynote that with the release of Yosemite and iOS 8 we will be able to automatically share the iPhone's internet connection without having to connect every time with ...
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Personal Hotspot in Yosemite only shows up after unlocking iPhone [duplicate]

I only see the Personal Hotspot of my iPhone 6 listed in the list of Wi-Fi Networks after unlocking the iPhone - is this the way it should be? I thought it should be possible to use the Hotspot ...
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Can I use 802.11ac instead of 802.11g for Personal Hotspot when both of my devices support it?

I have an iPhone 6 and the 2013 rMBP. Both support 802.11ac WiFi, yet the iPhone always sets up the hotspot as 802.11g for backwards compatibility (I think). Is there a way to change this? My ...
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Personal hotspot not working properly

I have turned on personal hotspot on my iPhone 5S (iOS 7.1) and connected my MacBook Pro to it by WiFi (also tried Bluetooth and USB with no effect). I can ping my phone from my laptop, and I can load ...
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Personal Hotspot feature on IPad 2

I am not able to set-up Personal Hotspot in my IPad 2. I have read somewhere that, if my carrier allows me to enable Hotspot, then the IPad also will allow me to enable Hotspot, as Apple has no ...
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Is it safe to keep iPhone's Hotspot on?

I want to keep my laptop tethered to my phone's connection and was wondering if it is safe to keep emitting the personal hotspot wifi signal all day and anywhere I go (underground station, work, busy ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in IOS 7? [closed]

Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in iOS 7? I've searched StackOverflow, and some information I've found has said "objective-c does not support turning on the personal hotspot". But this ...
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IOS 7, enable to setup personal hot spot

After Updating latest version of iOS 7. I am not able to setup personal hot spot in my iPhone 4. I use BSNL (India) carrier. I was told by the carrier that the problem is an issue with the iPhone ...
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Mobile hotspot missing on iphone 4

I updated to the new IOS 7 and it took my mobile hotspot option off the menu settings. Not sure what to do any information would be appreciated.
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Mobile Hotspot not found

why does my macbook wifi not recognize my att mobile hot spot on first try? Sometimes I need to turn wifi on and off several times before if finds the hotspot when scanning for it.
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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

As the title does ask: Does using a hotspot while connected to WiFi use cellular data? I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, ...
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Prioritize bluetooth tether over Wifi on an iPad

I have an iPad tethered to my iPhone's internet using Bluetooth. The iPad is also connected to a WiFi network which does not have internet access. The iPad won't connect to the internet until I turn ...
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How can I enable Personal Hotspot on iOS 7 even though my carrier has disabled it?

On my iPhone running iOS 7, I have the Personal Hotspot feature, but I can't turn it on. I've read that it's been disabled by my carrier, AT&T, since the feature is plan dependent. How can I ...
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How do I troubleshoot personal hotspot mode failing to issue IP addresses?

When I turn on the personal hotspot, I cannot get a DHCP network address on my computer. I've tried with 2 different computers and an Android phone. They can connect to the network router but not my ...
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How to keep iPad from dropping out from iPhone's hotspot?

My iPad mini only has wifi and so I would usually tether 3G connection from my iPhone 4S. In fact, I tether connection from my iPhone to my other devices too such as my laptop. However, it seems ...
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Is it possible to disable Personal Hotspot on iPhones with a configuration profile?

The company I work for is having an issue with users racking up huge data bills with iOS hotspot tethering. Is there a way we can push a profile that will disable this feature? I have looked through ...
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Using bluetooth PAN with iPad Air

I have Mac Book Pro running Mavericks and my iPad Air with iOS 7. I want to share it's internet via bluetooth and use it on my iPad. I followed this tutorial, but when I click on Advanced, I don't see ...