How to Enable the “Sometimes Hidden” Personal Hotspot in an iPhone

Find out how some carriers make you do some extra work to enable Personal Hotspot in iPhone

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A screen recording showing my phone’s network settings at that time
A screenshot that shows Personal Hotspot in Settings after inserting an Ncell SIM Card
A screenshot of the Cellular settings screen after inserting an Ncell SIM Card
A screen recording showing how the Personal Hotspot feature appeared after filling up the APN field in Personal Hotspot of Cellular Data settings


In some network carriers, the Personal Hotspot feature may not show up unless you fill out at least the APN field of Personal Hotspot in Cellular Data settings.
So, from now on, if you don’t see Personal Hotspot in your iPhone or one of your friends comes to you with that issue, try doing what you learned from this post — like a boss! 😎

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