1. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    I have a very annoying issue when updating to a new iOS11 Beta, after each update the Instant Hotspot feature stops working and it can only be fixed by logging off from iCloud and logging in again. Sounds like a very simple fix but by doing that my 40GB iCloud Photo Library has to be re-sync, meaning being uploaded and download do my phone again. Not to mention downloading all my music again. Anyone also having this problem? The Personal Hotspot works fine after each update, the problem is the Instant Hotspot that is linked to the iCloud account. Tried many fixes before logging off from iCloud but no avail.
    Any suggestion is welcomed, already made a bug report to Apple.
    Regards.
    Last edited by Luiz Brunner; 08-15-2017 at 03:04 PM.
    08-15-2017 01:47 PM
  2. Luiz Brunner said: Best Answer

    I'm really surprised to be the only person having this issue... even after a clean iOS11 install the problem with Instant Hotspot persists and it's consistent after every single beta update, including today's 11.2 Beta1. Since Apple was generous enough to prove us with so many betas lately I was able to narrow down a fix for this issue. All I had to do is to either login into iCloud or go into iCloud settings on my Mac and under devices remove my iPhone from the list. Once that is done the phone will prompt you to type your AppleID password, this will add your phone back to the devices list. Reboot your devices, connect to the internet and Instant Hotspot should work again after a few minutes. If not try rebooting again. Really annoying but that did the trick to me.... just wanna leave this registered since I could not find anything anywhere else. Filling a bug report just in case.
    Regards.
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Tried resetting Network Settings? Go to Settings, General, Reset, then Reset Network Settings. This will NOT reset your device, but it will clear out all saved WiFi and other network settings. This MAY help.
    08-15-2017 04:39 PM
  4. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    Yes, tried that already along with changing the phone’s name, switching data off, multiple resets, etc.... last night after Beta 6 installation I logged off and on to iCloud and it works again. Unfortunately one more time I’ll need to sync my 40GB photo library.
    Wonder if I’m the only one facing the issue with Instant Hotspot.
    Regards
    08-16-2017 02:58 AM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    Is there any dependency with the carrier? I thought, perhaps incorrectly, that the mobile provider has to "authorize" the hotspot feature each time its turned on.
    08-17-2017 07:31 AM
  6. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    The carrier can block personal hotspot and charged aside if they want to. But that’s not the case here, good news is that Beta 7 aparently fixed it.... after the update Instant Hotspot still works.
    pkcable likes this.
    08-22-2017 03:26 AM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    Ok I marked the beta 7 update as the "solution"
    08-22-2017 01:50 PM
  8. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    Ok I marked the beta 7 update as the "solution"
    Not really, still struggling with this problem after each 11.1 beta update. Although logging off and on again to iCloud fixes the problem, to sync 40GB of my photo library is a real pain. So today after facing this same issue with iOS 11.1 B3 I came up with a break thru by restoring the Instant Hotspot functionality without logging off my phone. Still need to figure out what exactly fixed the problem, waiting for the next update to break it again, but what I did was to go to my iCloud account on my Mac and remove my iPhone from the device list. As soon as I did that the phone prompts for my Apple ID password. I also did some rebooting and resets... so not sure at what point the problem was fixed. The only thing that I’m sure of is that removing my device from the list and to add it again has something to do with it because it was the only thing I never tried before. Also turned keychain on and off so that might also had something to do with it. Still a little bit confusing but next time I’ll do things step by step and hopefully sort out what actually did the trick.
    Regards.
    10-19-2017 07:55 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Sounds like we have a bug here.
    10-19-2017 12:22 PM
  10. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    I'm really surprised to be the only person having this issue... even after a clean iOS11 install the problem with Instant Hotspot persists and it's consistent after every single beta update, including today's 11.2 Beta1. Since Apple was generous enough to prove us with so many betas lately I was able to narrow down a fix for this issue. All I had to do is to either login into iCloud or go into iCloud settings on my Mac and under devices remove my iPhone from the list. Once that is done the phone will prompt you to type your AppleID password, this will add your phone back to the devices list. Reboot your devices, connect to the internet and Instant Hotspot should work again after a few minutes. If not try rebooting again. Really annoying but that did the trick to me.... just wanna leave this registered since I could not find anything anywhere else. Filling a bug report just in case.
    Regards.
    10-30-2017 03:49 PM
  11. prestigiouswireless's Avatar
    I'm really surprised to be the only person having this issue... even after a clean iOS11 install the problem with Instant Hotspot persists and it's consistent after every single beta update, including today's 11.2 Beta1. Since Apple was generous enough to prove us with so many betas lately I was able to narrow down a fix for this issue. All I had to do is to either login into iCloud or go into iCloud settings on my Mac and under devices remove my iPhone from the list. Once that is done the phone will prompt you to type your AppleID password, this will add your phone back to the devices list. Reboot your devices, connect to the internet and Instant Hotspot should work again after a few minutes. If not try rebooting again. Really annoying but that did the trick to me.... just wanna leave this registered since I could not find anything anywhere else. Filling a bug report just in case.
    Regards.
    I’ve been able to toggle personal hotspot off and on and it’ll kick it back on
    10-31-2017 08:54 PM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    I’ve been able to toggle personal hotspot off and on and it’ll kick it back on
    That's what I do. I tend to leave it off anyway but if I've lost connection a toggle will do.
    10-31-2017 09:22 PM
  13. prestigiouswireless's Avatar
    That's what I do. I tend to leave it off anyway but if I've lost connection a toggle will do.
    Exactly
    10-31-2017 09:23 PM
  14. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    I guess you are mistaking Personal Hotspot with Instant Hotspot where there should be no need to toggle it on as long as you have your phone close to the computer.
    11-01-2017 01:32 AM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I guess you are mistaking Personal Hotspot with Instant Hotspot where there should be no need to toggle it on as long as you have your phone close to the computer.
    Not sure. I have personal hotspot off, but my MBP still shows my phone under "Personal Hotspot" when I click my wifi menu. I clicked it and it switched right over. I'm on Sierra (haven't upgraded to High Sierra yet) and 11.2 dev beta.
    11-01-2017 05:58 AM

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