Personal Hotspot Keeps Disconnecting on iPhone [Fix]

When there is no Wi-Fi available around you and your Windows system or Macbook needs an internet connection, you can always make use of the personal hotspot feature readily present on your iPhones. But recently we are finding many reports from several iPhone users mentioning an issue related to the personal hotspot. They explained that the hotspot keeps getting disconnected every now and then and this is disrupting the internet connection on the systems.

The possible reasons behind this issue are listed below.

  • Low Data Mode and Low Power Mode features are enabled
  • The system might not be in the range of the hotspot
  • The Mobile Data pack must have been expired
  • Changes made to the network settings on the iPhone
  • Carrier settings update issues
  • Issues with the iPhone software like Outdated, etc.
  • No device connecting the hotspot for more than 90 seconds

Don’t worry if you too have the same problem. Let us see the solutions in the post given below.

Initial Solutions

  1. Update your iPhone software – It has been found that the outdated iOS on the iPhone could possibly create such issues. So try updating the software on your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Disconnect the hotspot connection and Reconnect it – If this issue is only occurring on some computers and not all, then you may consider forgetting the hotspot connection from your Windows/Mac system and try reconnecting it using the hotspot password.
  3. Try keeping the Personal Hotspot screen on – This is a particular method that works well for most iPhone users and it is nothing but keeping your Personal Hotspot page open on your iPhone while using it. This can consume a lot of battery life so we suggest charging your iPhone while you are using it.
  4. Recharge your mobile data plan – In most cases, when the mobile data pack gets expired or reaches the data limit on the existing pack, it reduces the speed of the internet connection and this might be the reason behind it. So kindly check the mobile data plan and recharge it with the appropriate plan accordingly.

Solution 1 – Disable Low Power Mode

NOTE – This method is to be done on the iPhone which is giving out the hotspot signals for other devices.

Step 1: Open the Settings page.

Step 2: Go to the Battery option from the settings list.


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Step 3: Now click on the Low Power Mode option’s toggle button to turn it off as shown below.


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Solution 2 – Disable Maximum Compatibility

You need to perform the below steps on the iPhone which is providing the hotspot network signal to the surrounding devices.

Step 1: You first have to go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Next, you need to tap on the Personal Hotspot option.


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Step 3: At the bottom, disable the Maximum Compatibility option by tapping on its toggle button as shown below.


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Solution 3 – Turn Off the Wi-Fi Assist option

In this method, you have to make sure the Wi-Fi Assist option should be disabled on the iPhone that is connected to the hotspot signal shared by another iPhone.

Step 1: To start with, go to the Settings menu.

Step 2: Tap on the Mobile Data option.


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Step 3: Scroll down all the way to the bottom and find the Wi-Fi Assist option.

Step 4: Now you need to disable it by tapping on its toggle button.


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Solution 4 – Turn Off Low Data Mode

Please do this method on the iPhone which is providing the hotspot signals.

Step 1: Launch the Settings page first by clicking on the settings icon.

Step 2: Click on the Mobile Data option.


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Step 3: Go to the Mobile Data Options by clicking on it.


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Step 4: Now tap on the Data Mode option.


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Step 5: Make sure you have selected Standard and not Low Data Mode.


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Solution 5 – Try updating the Carrier Settings

If the carrier settings updates are not installed on the iPhone, it will create such problems. Therefore, update the carrier settings on your iPhone from which you wanna enable the hotspot signal.

Step 1: To start with, go to the Settings page.

Step 2: Then go to the General option.


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Step 3: Select the About option at the top of the general page.


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Step 4: Scroll down to the Physical SIM section and wait for some time.


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Step 5: If it pops up any carrier update window, please click on Update.

Step 6: Follow any onscreen instructions to carry out the process.

Solution 6 – Try Resetting Network Settings

These steps below need to be done on your iPhone that you are using a personal hotspot.

Step 1: First of all, you should go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Now scroll down and choose the General option by tapping on it as shown.


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Step 3: Scroll down and tap on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option.


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Step 4: Click Reset.


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Step 5: Now you need to select the Reset Network Settings option from the popped-up menu on the screen.


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Step 6: This might ask you to enter your iPhone passcode for verification purposes.

Step 7: After that, once again you have to click on Reset Network settings to continue with the process.


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Step 8: This starts resetting your network settings on your iPhone and once done, the issue will get disappeared.