Personal Hotspot missing in iOS 8? Here’s how to fix it

One of the common complaints we’ve received from readers after upgrading to iOS 8 – iOS 8.0.2, has been that the Personal Hotspot feature is missing.

While I haven’t had the problem, it does look quite a few people are complaining about it in Apple Discussions forum as well.If you’re facing this issue, then here’s how you can fix it, courtesy a tip by Apple Discussions forum member.

Note: It is also important to note Personal Hotspot is not available for free in some countries like the US, so it won’t work unless you’ve subscribed for it.

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Tap on Cellular or Mobile
  • If you don’t see the toggle for Personal Hotspot here, then tap on Cellular Data
  • Scroll down, and under Personal Hotspot section, enter the same APN settings as the cellular data APN.
iOS 8 problems - missing Personal Hotspot
  • After entering the APN settings go back to the previous screen by swiping from the left edge of the screen or tapping on the back button.
  • Voila! You should now see the toggle for Personal Hotspot. Tap on it to enable it.
iOS 8 problems - missing Personal Hotspot

You should now be able to use your iPhone or Cellular iPad’s data connection on your other devices while on the move.

I haven’t been able to verify this myself as I haven’t faced the issue, but many users in the Apple Discussions thread have confirmed that it works. So let me know how it goes if you were facing the issue.

[via Apple Discussions]

How to fix other iOS 8 problems:

➤ Fix iOS 8 battery life problems

Fix Bluetooth connectivity problems

➤ Fix iOS 8 Wi-Fi issues

Fix ‘No Service’ and Touch ID problems