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  • KevinPNG Level 1 Level 1

    I had no problem using the Personal Hotspot on my iPhone 4 with iOS 7.0.6. It was working fine. I upgraded to iOS 7 and I could no longer save the APN for tethering. I am in Papua New Guinea using Digicel.


    I like many of you am very frustrated the way Apple is handling this. I am no longer able to connect my laptop to the internet since my only access is through my iPhone.  

  • enricoz Level 1 Level 1

    maybe you updated to iOS 7.1

    Anyway, very frustrating indeed.

  • AuditorBig4 Level 1 Level 1


    And thanks.

  • sanjay2294 Level 1 Level 1

    Same Problem Here

    Iphone 4 Tata Docomo India

  • gdlinker Level 1 Level 1

    I have exactly the same problem.


    In my case: iPhone 4 16GB running iOS 7.1. I am in Spain using Simyo (formerly owned by KPN).


    What it basically happens is that the APN data in the Hotspot field is not saving, ultimately the Hotspot option keeps on loading without any success. I've already reported the bug to Apple, hopefully with the next update it will be fixed.

  • el_tatos Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here. Factory Unlocked iPhone 5 (GSM USA), iOS 7.1 full image install (not OTA update) in Mexico (Telcel).


    I feel that it might be some kind of issue with the APNs

  • joenissan Level 1 Level 1

    There was an article on imore. It's. It's not a glitch. You can no longer use hotspot on carriers that disallow it. Some carriers charge a fee for tethering so Apple was forces to block it. I'm in NY and on Verizon, I can still use my hotspot feature.

  • joenissan Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry, it was on Apple Insider:


    iPhone owners who previously made use of the Personal Hotspot feature on wireless networks that do not support it are now out of luck, after changes in iOS 7.1 have disabled the ability to manually edit tethering settings for unauthorized carriers.

  • wpcoe Level 1 Level 1

    Nice try, Apple Insider, but doesn't match the facts.  Firstly, it's only iPhone 4.  How come later versions of iPhone don't have that new Apple feature?  Secondly, there are at least two of us who have posted that are in Thailand using TrueMove which is one of Apple's supported carriers.  Thirdly, the network does support tethering. There are many, many reports above of users who used tethering on versions prior to iOS7.1, so obviously their mobile phone carrier supports tethering.


    @joenissan: Are you using an iPhone 4?

  • belle-isle Level 1 Level 1

    In my case (iPhone 4, iOS 7.1, same problem, Hotspot worked fine with 7.0.6) , my carrier (OPT in New Caledonia) is not an official Apple partner. It never will be since it's the only telco operator, but I have confirmed with them that the plan does not disallow using Personal Hotspot. There is basically only one type of plan, and if you subscribe, then you are entitled to full data access. So this Apple Insider report looks like it's inaccurate. In fact, it doesn't even say it was intentional.

  • ToniSlow Level 1 Level 1

    I have a iPhone 4 and my carrier is Telenor Hungary. This carrier is not apple partner, personal hotspot not working. In Hungary there are 3 carrier, Telenor, Vodafone, T-Mobile. Vodafone and T-Mobile is apple partner. I insert a T- Mobile sim to my phone and what happened? Personal hotspot doesn't work. What happened apple?

  • andre.l Level 1 Level 1

    @joenissan: The "supported carrier list" does not explain, why I can use personal hotspot on an iPad (with iOS 7.1) but not on an iPhone (with iOS 7.1) using the same SIM-Card. And on top of that - my carrier officially allows tethering but is not a supported carrier (in fact it is a 100% subsidiary company of a supported carrier).


    There is an article on MacRumors too. Hope this attention will help to solve this issue soon.

  • sapphir8 Level 2 Level 2

    So here is the deal.  If you're on an non-Apple partner, it's most likely a bug.  If you're on an apple approved carrier, you are no longer allowed to modify and save your APN settings to enable tethering if your plan on that provider doesn't include tethering automatically with no additional charge.

  • belle-isle Level 1 Level 1
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