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 "Personal Hotspot":

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It's showing my iPhone 6, running iOS 8.3.

But I don't see that on my Air.

How do I enable Personal Hotspot on my Air?

  • Under System Preferences > Sharing is Internet Sharing enabled on your Macbook Air?
    – Ian C.
    Apr 20, 2015 at 20:51
  • That's something else Ian Apr 20, 2015 at 20:51
  • FYI, Internet Sharing is off on my Pro, on which Personal Hotspot works. (It's also off on my Air.) Apr 20, 2015 at 20:57

3 Answers 3


The Mac and iPhone need to have the same iCloud account set up.

If they do, and it's still not visible remove the account from and re-configure it on the device that's behaving unexpectedly.

  • Both Macs and my iPhone are using the same iCloud account. Apr 20, 2015 at 20:53
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    Mine used to have the same issue. I had to delete and re-setup iCloud on the mac. Apr 20, 2015 at 20:55

I have been trying to fix hotspot on my wifes iPhone 6 and MBA, it would not work most of the time. I noticed the difference on mine that I had a hotspot section like above, where hers had her phone in the regular wifi section. Signing out of iCloud on the mac and signing in again fixed it.


I solved this by resetting my Mac's Bluetooth module. I have described what I did in an answer to another question.

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