Need to stop this, it's eating up our data.
I did not believe my husband when he told me that his hotspot, on his iPhone, was automatically turning on when his computer lost the router signal, which happens often as his computer is out in a office, away from our router in the house.
But he showed me.
We made sure the Hotspot on his iPhone was turned off.
On his Apple computer we turned off the wi-fi connection.
Sure enough in a moment the little chain-lnk appeared on his computer's status bar at the top,
and checking his iPhone the Hotspot had turned itself on.
How can we stop the Hotspot from automatically turning on.
Husband sometimes does not notice when it happens and eats up our data fast if he is watching YouTubs videos.
Have you removed the remembered SSID for the hotspot from the computer?
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My husband often needs to use the Hotspot and likes it to come up as a option.
He just doesn't want it to log in by itself.
I think Ann was suggesting that the stored info be removed so the computer doesn't automatically try to connect to the iPhone when WiFi isn't available. The information would have to be re-entered manually every time Hotspot functionality is needed.
In the day and age of the “Internet of Things”, it can be a bit unsettling when devices connect on their own. You’re in the right place for some tips and tricks for sure, MarilynKaye. Ann154 and dexman have offered some great starter steps. I found this page http://spr.ly/6587D7TwJ to have lots of great information. If you scroll to the final section, you’ll see information that pertains to what you describe. Along the way, you and your husband may also find other steps that apply to make the computer and phone behave in the way you both want. Be sure to let us know what happens, even if you end up reaching out to Apple for more in-depth support.
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