iPhone SE 2020 Personal Hotspot not working? Fix


If your iPhone SE 2020 hotspot won’t work, there could be a number of different culprits causing the problem.

Most issues with a hotspot can be solved by troubleshooting at home.

Picture this: You’re out somewhere and you need to do some work on your laptop, but the Wi-Fi is unbearably slow. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem your cell phone gets good LTE service, you can just connect your computer to your phone’s mobile hotspot. But you try to connect to it and it won’t work. Why?

If your iPhone SE 2020 hotspot isn’t working, here’s how you can try to fix it.

How to troubleshoot iPhone SE 2020 hotspot that won’t work

If your iPhone SE 2020 hotspot isn’t working, run through this troubleshooting list to figure out why.

Make sure your iPhone’s internet connection is working

Go to your iPhone’s settings app and check to make sure your cellular data is switched on. You should also try to use the internet on your iPhone to make sure you’re not in an area with slow or bad reception.

You should also check and make sure you haven’t exceeded your cellular data limit for the month if you’re on a prepaid plan with a limit, your data speeds will be throttled when you pass it, rendering your hotspot essentially useless. To solve this issue, contact your data provider.

See also: iPhone SE 2020 Cellular Data not working? Fix

Make sure the Wi-Fi of the device you’re trying to connect to is working

If your device won’t connect to your iPhone, it could actually be a device issue. Try connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot with another device. If it works, the problem is likely not your iPhone.

Turn the Wi-Fi on your connecting device on and off and see if that fixes iPhone SE 2020 Hotspot not Working issue. If not, try restarting your device. If you still have issues, you may need to take it in for repairs.

See also: iPhone SE 2020 keeps disconnecting from Wi-Fi? Fix

Make sure the password is right

If your hotspot is password protected, look at the password on your iPhone and make sure you’ve entered the password correctly on the device you’re connecting with if it’s not, you won’t be able to connect.

If you’re still having trouble, you can also change the password to something that will be easier to enter without mistakes.

Disable low power mode

Low power mode works by limiting certain non-essential functions on your iPhone to conserve battery life. This isn’t supposed to include limiting your iPhone’s ability to connect to a hotspot, but all software gets buggy from time to time. This is an issue that is known to occur, especially on iPhone SE 2020.

Turn your iPhone’s Wi-Fi on and off

Speaking of bugs in the system, even though your iPhone’s Wi-Fi isn’t usually the victim of them, it’s not impossible for that to be the case. If it doesn’t seem to be working, try switching it off and back on again and see if that fixes the iPhone SE 2020 personal hotspot not working issue.

iPhone SE 2020 personal Hotspot not working? Pair using Bluetooth or USB

Wi-Fi isn’t the only way to connect devices to your

hotspot. You can also pair your iPhone and computer using Bluetooth or a USB cable.

To connect to an iPhone’s cellular network via Bluetooth, turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone, connect to it from your other device, and confirm the connection on your phone.

See also: Hotspot Not Showing In iOS 14? Fix

Try restarting your iPhone

Sometimes if your iPhone is on for too long, especially if several programs are running in the background, your phone can begin processing slower or even experiencing bugs and it becomes more likely to happen if the battery life is low.

In that case, it’s possible the iPhone SE 2020 hotspot not working issue could easily be simply solved by restarting your phone.

This is about all you can do to fix iPhone SE 2020 personal hotspot not working issue. If none of these troubleshooting options solved your problem, there could be a bug in a software update, or you might need to take your iPhone in to be looked at bye Apple technician.

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