I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS 12.6.5, and an iPhone 6+ with iOS 12.5.7

On my iPhone, I have turned on "Personal Hotspot", and assigned a password to it.

I can access this Personal Hotspot from i.e. my iPad, i.e. I can access the Internet in this way.

On the Macbook, I can see my personal hotspot in the menu bar among the available networks.

When I click on this personal hotspot item in the menu bar, I would expect to be asked for the password. Instead after maybe half a minute, a message pops up: "Failed to enable Personal Hotspot .... Check to see if the device is turned on and in range of your computer".

What could be the reason?


1 Answer 1


Reset Network Settings

On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset [Device] > Reset, then tap Reset Network Settings. And try again.

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