Missing Personal Hotspot in iOS 4.3.5, Here’s How to Fix!

Missing Personal Hotspot in iOS 4.3.5, Here’s How to Fix!

It was just yesterday when I discovered this bug in my iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.5. I was about to tether my phone’s internet to another device when I noticed the Personal Hotspot feature was missing.

Personal Hotspot which first came with iOS 4.3.3 allows iPhone users to share internet connection to another device via USB, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. This feature may not be available in all devices around the world though since it’s carrier-dependent, that is – your carrier must support tethering.

Here in the Philippines, iPhone’s official carrier Globe Telecom actually supports tethering, the fact which I confirmed again when I switched to Globe’s all-new My SuperSurf plan just recently. I’ve been using Personal Hotspot since then not until yesterday when I discovered such feature vanished completely.

So how did I fix it? Well, it’s actually just a few taps in the phone which involve resetting network settings. If you’re into similar problem, you can follow the steps below.

From your iPhone springboard, launch Settings.

Tap General, scroll-down and look for Reset options.

Tap Reset Network Settings to restore factory defaults.

Wait until your iPhone reboot.

Once done, go check out your Network settings (Settings>General>Network) and there the Personal Hotspot feature is already restored.

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Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

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