How to Fix iOS 10.3.2 Personal Hotspot Missing on iPhone 7/6s/6/SE/5s

The Personal Hotspot feature on iPhone or Wi-Fi+ Cellular model iPad allows us to share the cellular data connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB. With iPhone Personal Hotspot on, we can get our computer or tablet online wirelessly even if there is no Wi-Fi network nearby. Although it is easy to use Personal Hotspot on iPhone, some user may find that their Personal Hotspot go wrong after iOS 10.3.2 update. So what to do if iPhone Personal Hotspot is missing in iOS 10.3.2? Here are 5 solutions to resolve this issue.

6 Solutions to Fix iOS 10.3.2 Personal Hotspot Missing on iPhone

1. Restart your iPhone

The first step to troubleshoot most common iPhone issues is to restart your iPhone. It’s a simple but worthwhile trying to fix Personal Hotspot not working on iPhone in iOS 10.3.2. Absolutely, everyone should know how to restart an iPhone.

To restart iPhone: long press the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears > drag the slider from left to right to power off your iPhone > long press the Sleep/Wake button to turn your iPhone on again.

How to Fix iOS 10.3.2 Personal Hotspot Missing - Restart iPhone
How to Fix iOS 10.3.2 Personal Hotspot Missing – Restart iPhone

Or you can force your iPhone with these steps:

  • On iPhone 6s and earlier: hold down the home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen and then let go.
  • On iPhone 7/7 Plus: hold down the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen and then let go.

2. Check Cellular settings

Generally, the Personal Hotspot option should show up right under Cellular option in the main screen of Settings app. If your iPhone Personal Hotspot disappears from the main screen of Settings, you can tap Cellular, and then tap Personal Hotspot and turn it on.

And you can also try to turn off cellular data and turn it back on to see if it fixes iOS 10.3.2 Personal Hotspot missing from iPhone.

3. Reset network settings on iPhone

Resetting your iPhone network settings can help in solving many iPhone network connectivity issues. But before doing that, please note that it will erase your Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular setting, and VPN and APN settings you’ve used before.

To reset iPhone networking settings, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Fix iPhone Personal Hotspot Missing - Reset Network Settings
Fix iPhone Personal Hotspot Missing – Reset Network Settings

4. Update APN settings

The APN defines the network path for all cellular-data connectivity on your iPhone. So it is possible that your iPhone Personal Hotspot doesn’t show up because of the issue related to APN settings. If your carrier allows it, you can view your iPhone APN settings in Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Cellular Network.

View APN Settings on iPhone
View APN Settings on iPhone

After iOS 10.3.2 update, your previous APN settings will be reset to the default values. If you need to update your APN settings, contact your carrier to get the correct APN details.

5. Update carrier settings

If there are carrier setting updates available, you can update your carrier settings to see if it fixes  iPhone Personal Hotspot missing in iOS 10.3.2. To check carrier setting updates, go to Settings > General > About.

6. Restore your iPhone from backup

If none of above solutions works, you might need to restore your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup. For the detailed steps to restore your iPhone, check out:

How to restore iPhone from iTunes backup >

How to restore iPhone from iCloud backup >

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