1. chain13's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I'm using IOS 11.4.1 on my iphone 7. I was using my phone connected to my laptop through USB to charge the phone. While doing that I'm also using the hotspot on my phone through Wifi. But instead connect through wifi, this setup automatically tether my iphone through USB tethering not wifi. Is it possible to disable this thing? I want to connect through wifi tethering, while connect the phone through USB for charging only.
    08-19-2018 01:55 AM
  2. mark-d's Avatar
    Turn off personal hotspot in the settings then it will just connect to the PC for charging / synching etc without enabling the internet access through the iPhone
    08-19-2018 02:54 AM
  3. chain13's Avatar
    Turn off personal hotspot in the settings then it will just connect to the PC for charging / synching etc without enabling the internet access through the iPhone
    I want to use both at the same time. I want to connect to my iphone's personal hotspot wirelessly, while at the same time connect the iphone through USB for charging only.

    But this setup always fails my wireless tethering/hotspot and exchange that into usb tethering instead.
    08-19-2018 05:01 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    I want to use both at the same time. I want to connect to my iphone's personal hotspot wirelessly, while at the same time connect the iphone through USB for charging only.

    But this setup always fails my wireless tethering/hotspot and exchange that into usb tethering instead.
    Are you trying to connect another device to your iPhone’s hotspot or the same laptop you’re charging the iPhone with?

    Redundant connections aren’t possible as far as I know.
    08-19-2018 05:47 AM
  5. chain13's Avatar
    Are you trying to connect another device to your iPhone’s hotspot or the same laptop you’re charging the iPhone with?

    Redundant connections aren’t possible as far as I know.
    It’s the same laptop that I’m using.
    First I set the hotspot on iphone as wifi and bluetooth only (not USB). I connect my laptop to that wifi. But once I connect my iphone to the same laptop using usb, the wifi tethering broke and automatically change to usb tethering.
    08-19-2018 08:20 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    It’s the same laptop that I’m using.
    First I set the hotspot on iphone as wifi and bluetooth only (not USB). I connect my laptop to that wifi. But once I connect my iphone to the same laptop using usb, the wifi tethering broke and automatically change to usb tethering.
    But why is that bothering you so much. You still have internet on that laptop, right?
    08-19-2018 08:37 AM
  7. chain13's Avatar
    But why is that bothering you so much. You still have internet on that laptop, right?
    True. What bothering me is sometime the cable disconnected itself just by some light touch and I lost my internet. Thats why I prefer to use wifi instead.
    08-19-2018 05:50 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    True. What bothering me is sometime the cable disconnected itself just by some light touch and I lost my internet. Thats why I prefer to use wifi instead.
    That’s understandable. I don’t have any advice regarding this issue. Hopefully someone else will come along and chime in soon.
    08-19-2018 06:01 PM
  9. mark-d's Avatar
    Second option then is to disable the network adapter that windows will use when the iPhone is connected and this then will stop windows connecting to the iPhone and using its network connection as a LAN connection.

    Not sure how you’d do this if you’re using Mac
    08-20-2018 03:39 AM
  10. techblogger911's Avatar
    The hotspot creation mechanism is so dumb, I am tired of clicking on that icon then that icon, too much hassle.
    08-24-2018 07:18 AM

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