Why Did My Hotspot Disappear?

Why Did My Hotspot Disappear?


Why did your hotspot drop so quickly, right?

Problems with the settings that govern your phone’s access to cellular and Wi-Fi networks may result in a missing personal hotspot.

These settings might occasionally go awry, causing your hotspot to disappear. It’s like your phone is trying to hide from you!

Don’t worry, my friend.

We will discover what’s going on and soon restore your hotspot to full functionality. Let’s get started troubleshooting so we can locate your mysterious hotspot.

Personal Hotspot Disappeared – Reasons

You’re wondering why your hotspot disappeared on your iPhone, specifically with Mint Mobile data not working.


Well, don’t worry. I’m here to help! There could be a few reasons why your hotspot vanished. Here are some possible explanations:

  • Settings hiccup: A missing Personal Hotspot can happen when there are problems with the settings that control your phone’s access to cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
  • Network glitches: Sometimes, network issues or temporary outages can affect your hotspot functionality.
  • Data limitations: If you have reached your data limit or your carrier has restrictions on hotspot usage, it could result in the hotspot disappearing.
  • Software glitches: Occasionally, software bugs or glitches can interfere with the hotspot feature, causing it to disappear temporarily.

Personal Hotspot Not Working – Fixes

1. Check Cellular Settings

Let’s check the cellular settings together. Here’s what you can do:

  • Open your iPhone settings by tapping on the gear icon.
  • Scroll down and find the “Mobile Data” option. Tap on it.
  • Now, look for “Personal Hotspot” in the list and tap on it.
  • Check if the switch next to “Personal Hotspot” is turned on. If it’s gray, just tap on it to turn it green.
  • If the switch was already green, then the problem lies elsewhere, and we’ll need to explore other solutions.

Hope this helps, and let me know if you need more assistance!

2. Check Your Phone’s Name


Did you know that your iPhone or iPad has a special name? Yeah, it’s true! And believe it or not, this name can affect your Hotspot. So, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your phone’s Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General.”
  3. Look for “About” and give it a tap.
  4. Ah, there it is! You’ll see a section called “Name.”
  5. Make sure the name displayed is correct and spelled right. If not, tap on it to change or fix it.

That’s it! Simple. Now you can ensure your hotspot works smoothly. Have you heard about tracking notifications? Let me fill you in on that too.

3. Remove the SIM card, reinsert the SIM card

One simple solution to try is removing your SIM card and then reinserting it. It might sound unrelated, but trust me, it has worked for many people.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Take out the SIM card from your iPhone.
  2. Give your phone a quick restart.
  3. Pop the SIM card back into its slot.
  4. As an extra step, toggle the Cellular Data off and then on again.
  5. Now, check your Settings app to see if the personal hotspot has reappeared.

4. Restart Your Device

Let me walk you through the process step by step:

  • Suppose you have an iPhone X or newer. Press and hold the volume button and the side button together. Keep holding them until a slider appears on your screen. Now, drag that slider to turn off your iPhone completely. Once it’s off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.
  • Now, if you’re using an iPhone SE (2nd generation), 8, 7, or 6, it’s a little different. Just press and hold the side button until the slider shows up. Slide it to power off your iPhone. Press and hold the side button to turn it back on until the Apple logo pops up.

Why Did My Hotspot Disappear FAQs

Why is my hotspot suddenly not showing up?

There could be a few reasons for this. Your device’s hotspot feature may be turned off, or there may be a software issue causing it to malfunction. Restarting your device and checking your hotspot settings can help resolve the problem.

How do I get my iPhone hotspot back?

To get your iPhone hotspot back, ensure your cellular data is enabled. Then, go to your device’s Settings, tap “Personal Hotspot,” and toggle the switch to turn it on.

If it’s already on, try turning it off and back on again. Additionally, restarting your iPhone can also help in restoring the hotspot functionality.

Wrapping up!

There could be a number of causes for your hotspot’s disappearance. It can be caused by a software bug, a short-term problem with your device, or a setting setup issue.

You can frequently remedy the issue and restore your hotspot capability by rebooting your smartphone, reviewing your hotspot settings, and making sure that your cellular data is turned on.

If the problem still exists, it could be worthwhile to speak with your service provider or to get more help troubleshooting the problem.

Written by
Chris Turner
Android Total