Today I'm trying to connect to my personal hotspot but a iclouddnsbypass.com pop-up appeared, the device is connected to WiFi but no internet connection.

My question is what is iclouddnsbypass.com and how it can be appeared on my mac even though I never install their apps. Could be someone trying to gain access to my WiFi using this tool?

Found similar situation https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7694703 but no answers.

  • Your personal hotspot is your own or from somebody else?
    – user61744
    Dec 13, 2016 at 9:43
  • It was my personal hotspot. It always on and never power it off even I'm not at home.
    – Rifki
    Dec 13, 2016 at 9:58
  • it has something todo with your DNS settings. Try to reset your hotspot.. They don't have apps. They want you to edit DNS settings on your phone.
    – user61744
    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:00
  • Were you able to fix this? I have this same issue now on my Mac. I don't think it's the hotspot, since connecting to captive.apple.com from another phone will not trigger the redirection
    – user1906
    Jan 21, 2019 at 23:01
  • I have the same issue when tethering from my Android - must have installed a dodgy app. Any ideas which one to nuke? Weird because seems to be a DNS change but my phone is NOT rooted and android.stackexchange.com/questions/46499/… says it's not possible to change DNS when tethered....
    – twiz911
    Apr 28, 2019 at 14:09


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