The iPhone Personal Hotspot feature transforms your device into a Wi-Fi hotspot that can share its internet connection with other nearby devices. However, that can’t happen if Personal Hotspot is missing. This article explains how you can fix if the option for Personal Hotspot is missing on iPhone 12 Pro.
Some users are experiencing that they are unable to set up or use Personal Hotspot because they don’t see the option to turn on or turn off the “Allow Others to Join” setting.
See also: iPhone 12 Pro Personal Hotspot not working? Fix
Reasons Why the iPhone 12 Pro Personal Hotspot Feature Disappears
Normally, using Personal Hotspot on iPhone is as simple as turning on the feature. However, some users find that their Personal Hotspot disappears. This often happens after upgrading the OS or after jailbreaking an iPhone. If you’re dealing with a different problem related to the hotspot feature, try our troubleshooting tips when Personal Hotspot isn’t working on iPhone 12 Pro.
How to Fix a Missing iPhone Personal Hotspot on iPhone 12 Pro
If personal hotspot is missing on your iPhone 12 Pro, follow the steps below to fix the issue. Before you do anything, ensure that your iPhone 12 Pro is srunning the latest version of iOS (Settings > General > Software Update).
Airplane Mode / Restart
The first step is simple but effective. But it can fix iPhone 12 Pro Personal Hotspot missing problem.
- Turn off your iPhone.
- Turn on your iPhone.
- Turn off Airplane Mode.
- Now head over to Settings to see if Personal Hotspot is present.
Check your carrier
If there is no personal Hotspot on iPhone 12 Pro settings after trying the above steps, it is possible that your carrier does not offer this feature. Or, your carrier may offer this, but the data plan you purchased may not include this. Some cellular carriers may charge extra for this. And lastly, it is possible that you have exceeded your cellular hotspot data limit
The first thing you should do is to contact your carrier to ensure that your service plan include hotspot and your account is active.
Change your username and Reset your APN settings
Your APN settings may cause personal hotspot not to show up on iPhone 12 Pro. Please note that this may not apply to you, as you can only do this on your iPhone if your carrier allows it. There are two things you can do. Again this step only applies to a small number of users.
The first thing is to set a username for Personal Hotspot. Here is how:
- On your iPhone go to Settings > Cellular (or Mobile Data) > Cellular Network (or Cellular Data Network).
- Find the Personal Hotspot section and enter a username. it can be anything. You do not need to change anything else.
- Then exit Settings and test again.
If the first thing does not work, then you may want to reset your APN settings to revert to the carrier’s original settings. Here is how:
Depending on your location, go to:
- Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Network > Reset Settings.
- Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options > Mobile Data Network > Reset Settings.
Please also contact your carrier to see if your APN settings are correct. Different carriers may require different settings for using the Personal Hotspot feature.
Update carrier settings
It is possible that your carrier may have been aware of this issue and released an update to address the missing Personal Hotspot option problem that you may be facing. You should check for a carrier settings update. Here is how:
- Make sure that your iPhone has a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.
- On your iPhone, head to Settings > General > About.
A popup will appear if there is an update. If there is, simply follow the onscreen instructions.
Force restart your iPhone
Simply force restart your iPhone to fix no personal hotspot on iPhone 12 Pro issue. Here is how:
- Press and release the Volume Up button.
- Press and release the Volume Down button.
- Press and hold the power button (Side or Top) until the Apple logo appears.
Reset network settings
Some of your network settings may be corrupted and causing this missing Personal Hotspot on iPhone 12 Pro issue. You can reset your network settings to fix it. Please note that this will erase all of your network settings such as your Wi-Fi passwords. If you want to do this, simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset > Network Settings.
After resetting, you will have to re-enter your Wi-Fi passwords and pair your Bluetooth devices.
So you have tried everything and is iPhone 12 Pro Personal Hotspot still missing? Then you may want to contact Apple support.
Missing Personal Hotspot on iPhone 12 Pro: Fixed
We hope one of the above solutions fixed your missing personal hotspot on iPhone 12 Pro issue. So, which one of the above tricks worked for you? Besides, if you could resolve the problem by trying out any other solution, drop us a comment and let us know.