For years I've been sharing Internet on my MacBookPro Wi-Fi coming from USB connected iPhone. After OSX 10.10 Yosemite things started working erratically and now definitely stopped in 10.10.2.

Hardware connection: iPhone->USB->MacBook Pro (hotspot/tethering active, Internet is working on MBP)

Sharing preferences: "share USB iPhone to computers using Wi-Fi"

Now I'm not getting the usual "arrow up" icon instead of WiFi on the menubar and sharing is not working.


Internet sharing from Ethernet to Wi-Fi is working as expected.

During many tests I've been able to activate internet sharing only once, after a long series of SMC resets, disk repair and reboots, but never been able to reproduce it anymore.

After installing 10.10.1 everything seemed back to normal. Just tried now with 10.10.2 and it's not working.

In system logs I'm getting this strange message:

22/02/15 12:03:34,580 airportd[34]: WARNING: com.apple.preferences.sharing.remoteservice (385) is not entitled for com.apple.wifi.keychain, temporarily allowing request with background priority —— all entitlement requirements will be strictly enforced in a future release

Not sure if it's related.

Any clues?

Someone on Apple Communities says "sharing from iPhone is no more supported...", then why device is still there in the menu and you don't get any warning?

  • I'm having the exact same problem. If you send the iPhone's connection via Bluetooth to the Mac, you can then share that via WiFi without any problems. So it is capable of sharing the connection, but it just doesn't like the iPhone USB...
    – cathalog
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 18:10
  • Thanks @cathalog tethering via Bluetooth instead of USB worked for me. Total lack of info from OS X here is confusing though!
    – ZoFreX
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 23:11
  • No solutions for getting USB tethering to work?
    – Makoto
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 1:26
  • Update: El Capitan OSX 10.11 (update, no clean install) - does not work either. Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 14:21

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Using the Bluetooth connection to my iPhone works, while USB does not.


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