I want to share Internet connection from my iPhone to my Macbook. Before, I just clicked the Wi-Fi icon on my mac and my iPhone automatically appeared there above the line. I did not need to enable personal hotspot on iPhone.

However, I've changed my mobile phone provider recently, and iPhone option no longer appears on Wi-Fi menu automatically without enabling hotspot on the iPhone (see picture). I there a way to make it work like it did before?

I'm aware that there is an option to connect to my phone from the Bluetooth icon, but that's not what I want.

Wi-Fi no iPhone option


I followed @drivec suggestion and it fixed my issue. Here is what I did:

  • Logged out of iCloud both on Mac and iPhone.

  • Rebooted both devices.

  • Logged into iCloud on both devices.

  • Rebooted both devices.

  • Now my iPhone appears in the Wi-Fi menu of the Mac without turning on "Personal Hotspot" on the iPhone, see picture below.


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    Can you confirm your new provider 'allows' your phone to be a mobile hotspot? My iPhone 7, with AT&T, can be used as a hotspot. My wife's iPhone 7, on Verizon, cannot be used. – IconDaemon Feb 11 at 1:22
  • Good question, I have no idea. However, if I enable Personal Hotspot on my iPhone it appears in the Wi-Fi menu of the Mac. – Evgenii Feb 11 at 1:29
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    @drivec yes. I rebooted both my Mac and iPhone again now, just to make sure. It did not fix the problem, unfortunately. – Evgenii Feb 12 at 1:55
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    @Evgenii Have you tried toggling Handoff off/on for both your iPhone and Mac? support.apple.com/kb/PH25169 – drivec Feb 12 at 18:13
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    @Evgenii Have you tried logging out of and logging back into iCloud on both your Mac and iPhone? Doing this is a bit of pain, but it would be my next troubleshooting step. – drivec 2 days ago

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