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# 129320 10-Sep-2013 16:39
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Hi all, 

My iPhone 4S is refusing to do the personal hotspot thing by USB, Wifi or bluetooth. 

Hotspot is turned on, USB is plugged in and iPhone is syncing but hotspot notification is not showing up. I try wifi and get a timeout, I try bluetooth and it says try again. 

I rebooted the phone, same result. I rebooted my machine (Macbook pro), same result.

It used to work.

Why I suspect Chinese involvement ... in March I went to China and swapped out my 2degrees SIM for a Chinese one. The mobile people did the swapping and changing of settings in the shop - so I don't know exactly what they did. With the Chinese SIM card in there, there was no personal hotspot option. 

Any ideas? I'm not a real geek so there may be something obvious I've overlooked.

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Master Geek


  # 892836 10-Sep-2013 17:18
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I'd check the network settings: unlockit.co.nz can set them up automatically.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 892840 10-Sep-2013 17:34
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Thanks, any idea which settings to change? 

 
 
 
 


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  # 892844 10-Sep-2013 17:42
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Hard reset and/or restore via iTunes to a previous backup before your trip to china?

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  # 892851 10-Sep-2013 18:07
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Try Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

If that doesn't work then maybe you'll need to put a "supported" SIM in there first (Telecom, Vodafone or Skinny) so that you're back to an NZ profile.

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  # 892852 10-Sep-2013 18:07
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reset network settings?




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 892854 10-Sep-2013 18:08
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oops got beaten to it. 'should' work ....




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 892855 10-Sep-2013 18:09
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joker97: oops got beaten to it.

Gotta be quick ;)

 
 
 
 




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  # 896638 16-Sep-2013 23:06
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It worked! Thanks guys

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