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iOS 7.1 is Reportedly Causing Personal Hotspot Problems

iOS 7.1 is Reportedly Causing Personal Hotspot Problems

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iOS 7.1 appears to be causing Personal Hotspot issues for many users, according to a growing thread on Apple's Support Communities.

Following the update, some users have been unable to save APN settings for personal hotspots. The information can be entered into the APN fields of the Cellular Data Settings menu; however, the values do not save.

The problem has been reported by users with various devices including the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5s. One report says the bug was present in all the betas leading up to the public release but never addressed.

Hi all, the same problem in Italy with Wind Carrier and (at least) iPhone 4. I'm an iOS developer, and I raise a bug issue since the beginning of this problem in beta 2-3-4-5. Apple engineers replied to me with "please attach a screenshot of the problem".

Obviously the problem is very simple to explain, e.g.: iphone4, ios 7.1 beta5, change hotspost apn settings, go back, forward again into apn settings, and changes are not kept.

So, if this is the level of Apple engineers ... what the f### of a screenshot should I attach? Bah ... really thinking to switch to Nexus 5.


Some reports suggests that Apple has blocked personal hotspots for carriers that do not allow the feature; however, there are posts from users whose carriers do support tethering that refute this assumption.

Let us know if you are experiencing this issue on your device. We'll post as soon as we hear anything more about the situation. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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iOS 7.1 is Reportedly Causing Personal Hotspot Problems

Prince Cartwright - March 22, 2014 at 5:06pm
Tried so many times to save the apn on the hotspot and it never saves and no connection as well
iAndy - March 21, 2014 at 2:49pm
My hotspot seems to work, even without saving the APN settings. Weird, but effective....:D
Thoune - March 21, 2014 at 12:32am
Yes. It is. I have to put APN all the time especially when it is hotspoting!
Lamizana - March 20, 2014 at 9:21pm
Then apple should quickly fix this p.h issue since most users are complaining
William - March 20, 2014 at 10:51pm
And since there was iOS 6.1.3, maybe iOS 7 will end up on 7.1.3.
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