Many iPhone users encounter this problem on their phones. When they connect their computers and other devices to the access point of their iPhone, after some time of inactivity, the access point turns itself off and will have to turn it on again. Well, this problem can be solved by some simple workaround and by checking some functions and settings. Let’s start with ways to fix a problem that automatically shuts off on the iPhone.
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Fix iPhone Hotspot automatically shuts down
There can be many reasons why the hotspot automatically shuts off on the iPhone, but it’s hard to find the exact ones. So, we can start with the most common ways to solve this problem and then talk about safe ways.
Turn off low data mode
First of all, you should make sure you have enabled Low Data mode on your iPhone. This mode saves mobile data on your phone by restricting the use of background data, as well as closing the access point after some inactivity. So, you should turn it off when using a personal access point for a job:
1. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone
2. Touch “Mobile Data” and select “Mobile Data Options” on the next page.
3. After touching this, you will see the “Low Data Mode” option.
4. Touch the switch next to it to turn it off.
Turn off the low power mode
This is another mode that, in order to save battery power, turns off the access point after some inactivity. Therefore, you should also check that this mode is turned on on your phone and if so, turn it off. Here’s how to check:
1. Open “Settings” on your iPhone and go to “Battery”.
2. Touch it and you will see “Low Power Mode” on the next page.
3. Now tap the switch next to it if it is on by default.
Alternatively, if you’ve added a low-power mode to the control panel, just swipe down from the upper-right corner and tap the battery icon to turn off this mode.
Reset the network settings
If the access point still disables itself after disabling these two modes, consider resetting the network settings on your phone. This will not harm your data and could solve the problem. Here’s how to do it:
1. Open Settings and select “General” from there.
2. Now scroll down to “Transfer or Reset iPhone” and tap it.
3. Select “Reset” on the next page.
4. Finally, select “Reset Network Settings” on the next page and your access code will be requested.
Once you enter the password, all network settings will be reset and you can then check the access point error, whether it is corrected or not.
Update operator settings
Network operators are constantly releasing new updates to improve their networks. These updates usually reach all users wirelessly, but you can still try to manually update this on your phone to see if this fixes the problem. Here’s how to update:
1. Go to Settings on your phone and go to General.
2. From there, scroll to O and tap it.
3. Now find the SIM card details and you will see the network provider version here.
4. Touch this version to update to the latest one.
Now restart your iPhone and see if it did any miracle.
Update your iOS version
When it comes to updates, you should also check for iOS updates on your phone as this could also be a reason to disconnect from the access point and many other problems. Here’s how to check for the latest iOS update on your iPhone:
1. Open the Settings application and go to General.
2. Now tap the Software Update menu.
3. Here you will see if a new update is available on your phone.
Install the latest version of iOS from here, then start using the access point.
Leave the iPhone Hotspot screen on
Here’s one surefire way to make sure your access point is on all the time. You should keep the personal access point screen on with the hotspot option active at all times. This trick works most of the time when the iPhone access point is used with any computer.
However, keep in mind that this method consumes more battery power because your phone screen is constantly on. So make sure you connect your phone to the charging adapter during the process.
Sign in to iCloud on other devices
Lastly, if all else fails, you can use this method to ensure that your iPhone hotspot never breaks with a particular device. Yes, you can sign in with your Apple ID to iCloud on this device where you want to use the access point and make it a trusted device or trusted browser.
Apple will consider this one of your devices and will not turn off the access point even after inactivity. Also, if this device is a Mac, your access point will even turn on automatically when a WiFi network is not available.
So, these are ways to fix an iPhone access point that automatically shuts down. For more latest iOS tips and tricks, stay with us!
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