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iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??

I went to use my iPhone as a hot spot this morning and the "choice" is no longer on my iPhone!  Am I missing something?  I am going to "Settings" and I don't see it there anymore as an option!  What am I doing wrong?


Thanks for the assistance!  Any help is appreciated.


Dean in NC

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Re: iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??

You go to settings, and then general and choose network.  Hotspot is in there.

Re: iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??

i had this same people 1 day out of no where it was gone i thought it was hiden or something couldnt rember i thought i was going crazy then i just back up the phone and restored it and it has ben fine ever sence

Re: iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??
Verizon Employee

You need to make sure the Hot Spot is set up on the phone.


  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Set Up Personal Hotspot.
    Set Up Personal Hotspot
  5. The Personal Hotspot activation process may take 1-2 minutes.
    Personal Hotpsot activation process
  6. Once the activation process is complete, select Personal Hotspot.
    Personal Hotspot
  7. Verify Personal HotSpot is enabled.
    Note Drag the Personal HotSpot switch to ON to enable.
    Enable Disable Personal Hotspot
  8. If prompted, select the appropriate setting.
    Note For USB tethered connections, iTunes must be installed on the computer. 
    Turn on Wi-Fi
    Personal HotSpot available over Bluetooth, USB, and Wifi
    Bluetooth and USB only
    Personal Hotspot available over Bluetooth and USB only
    Select Wifi or Bluetooth and USB only
  9. The Personal HotSpot name will be displayed within quotes beneath the Personal HotSpot switch.
    Note e.g. Other users can look for your shared network using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth under the name displayed in quotes (e.g. 15-4-1391).
    Enable Disable Personal Hotspot
  10. The Wi-Fi Password will be displayed in the Wi-Fi password field.
    To change the password, select the Wi-Fi Password field.
    WiFi password
  11. Enter/edit the Wi-Fi password then select Done.
    Note The Wi-Fi password must contain at least eight characters.
    Enter or edit the WiFi password then Done
Hope this helps, please feel free to contact us back if you need more assistance.
John B
Re: iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??

Thanks this answered my questions!

Re: iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??

Same here. 

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Re: iPhone Personal Hot Spot Missing today??
Customer Support

We understand the importance of being able to use your phone's personal hotspot and we'll be happy to help. Has there been any recent changes on your device such as a software update? Have you tried restarting your device?