iPhone SE (gen 1). Prior to updating my iOS from 13.x to 14.x I was successfully using Personal Hotspot to connect my laptop to the internet using Lightning-USB cable. Then I updated my iOS to 14.x (can't quite remember the exact version), everything was fine for some time. And then all of a sudden my internet connection just dropped and never came back up again. I still have this blue bar indicating the connection on the top and my laptop indicates the connection, yet no internet connection.
- Rebooting my device
- Resetting my Network Settings
- Updating my iOS 14.x to 14.3
- Connecting to another USB port
- Connecting my iPhone to another laptop
None of the above worked, all the same.
However, using Wi-Fi Hotspot instead of direct USB connection works perfectly fine but it's not an option for me.
I also tried connecting through my second iPhone's Personal Hotspot (iPhone 8, iOS 14.3), same effect, it works over Wi-Fi, doesn't work over direct USB connection.
Any thoughts? I appreciate any help.
As of Dec 25th 2020 this issue is now Linux-specific only. I was able to connect via USB on Windows laptop after some painful acts of update. Force-(re)updated iOS via latest version of iTunes.