Windows 10 has many features that make it the best Windows operating system yet, but one of the least useful features is its ability to connect to an iPhone’s hotspot. This feature has been very unreliable since Windows 10’s initial release in 2015, and it still doesn’t work well in 2018. If you have a Windows 10 PC and an iPhone, you might have experienced this problem before. Let’s take a look at why this feature isn’t working correctly and what you can do about it. Why Can’t Windows 10 Connect to the iPhone Hotspot?
How to use the iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot
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Use your phone’s hotspot feature, which lets you create a Wi-Fi network on your phone. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Personal Hotspot and select Create Personal Hotspot. Once you’ve turned it on, connect your device and any other devices to use its internet connection. To turn off the hotspot, simply swipe up from your home screen and select Personal Hotspots from Control Center. You can also do so by going back into Settings > Personal Hotspots.
Troubleshooting iPhone Data Connection in Windows 10
Although not an official function, you can use an iPhone’s personal hotspot feature with a computer running Windows 10. Simply connect your PC and device using a standard Bluetooth connection, then search for Internet access using Wi-Fi. Once connected, check that data sharing is enabled on your iPhone by opening Settings > Personal Hotspot. If it isn’t already switched on, tap Wi-Fi & Cellular Data and ensure that both options are turned on. Your iPhone will now appear as a wireless network in Windows 10; simply select it to connect.
Switch on 2G only for data usage
If you’re having problems connecting with your phone hotspot on Windows 10, it could be because of a problem with Microsoft’s Mobile Broadband Settings. Here’s how to fix it. Type in Mobile Broadband Settings into Cortana and click through until you see 2G only. Click on Set (you may have to scroll down a bit) then OK when it turns green and save. Now check your mobile data connection again and see if you can connect.
How to check your iPhone battery percentage
To quickly check how much battery life you have left, navigate to Settings > Battery. The exact percentage will depend on your model of iPhone, but you’ll typically see an approximation of what percentage remains. If your iPhone is at 100 percent, then you don’t need to worry about it going out just yet; if it’s getting low, charge your phone before connecting to Wi-Fi or a hotspot so that it can last as long as possible.
What are things you could do before resorting to resetting your iPhone?
One of your first options should be resetting your iPhone. This isn’t as drastic as it sounds—it just means restoring your device to factory settings, erasing everything on it in order to restore it back to its original functionality. Resetting will also eliminate any accidental changes you’ve made that may have caused a conflict between your phone and computer.
Reboot your phone and then try reconnecting again
Make sure your phone is on and fully booted. Then try connecting again, making sure you don’t have any other devices connected to your hotspot. If it works, you can go ahead and disconnect everything else that’s connected. But if your computer still can’t see it or keeps trying to automatically reconnect with some other nearby network that isn’t yours, then there could be a problem with how Windows 10 is set up.
Backup all data from your iPhone , Why Can’t Windows 10 Connect to the iPhone Hotspot?
Before you begin, it’s a good idea to back up all your data. In fact, it’s worth making a habit of doing regular backups so you don’t lose vital information if something goes wrong. To do that on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or later, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and tap Back Up Now. If you have an older device, check out Apple’s support page for more details on how to back up your files manually.
Reset All Settings on your iPhone (this will delete all your settings)
1. Plug your iPhone into a power source. 2. Hold down both Power and Home until you see a slider pop up on your screen (to turn off your phone). 3. Release Power, then hold down Home for three seconds or until you see an Apple logo appear on your screen. 4. Continue holding Home as you unplug your device from its power source and go through all of setup prompts when you start it back up again. 5.
Make sure you have up-to-date iTunes software on your computer, as older versions can cause problems. Restart your computer and router: Unplug both from their power sources for 30 seconds, then plug them back in and turn them on. Reboot: If neither of those worked, try restarting your PC. Get an app: There are two apps that should help with most hotspot issues: Wuphoria Wireless Tether for PC and iRouter for iOS devices.
Update windows 10 mobile
The best way to update your device is through an over-the-air (OTA) update. An OTA will only upgrade your phone when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so if you need to update while you’re not at home or work and don’t have Wi-Fi access, then it’s probably time for a full system restore via iTunes. If you do want to try an OTA update, however, here’s how: Open Settings > Update & security > Phone Update > Check for updates. If there are any available updates, click Download and install now. If there aren’t any available updates right now but you want to make sure they download as soon as they become available, click Advanced options > Update settings > Choose how updates are installed and select Automatically download updates if my data settings allow it. Then tap OK.