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Topic # 142696 21-Mar-2014 06:06
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I've been reading that many are now having issues with getting their iPhone working as a hotspot in the latest iOS 7.1

I don't know how accurate the report is, but at least one site says this was very much intentional.

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In the update, Apple has apparently disabled users from setting up Personal Hotspots on carriers who either aren’t official iPhone partners, or who don’t support the feature. It seems that this is an attempt by Apple to crack down on unauthorized use of the Hotspot feature.

from:  http://www.cultofmac.com/270871/personal-hotspots-causing-problems-ios-7-1-users/
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You on 7.1 and still able to use as hotspot?
On 2D?
On Telecom?
On Vodafone?

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  Reply # 1010373 21-Mar-2014 07:33
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This is a bug not a feature.

If Apple had wanted to disable the editing of the hotspot APN details they would have hidden the details.

It seems to affect Carriers whose settings are not built into the iPhone so it uses a default setting which you can edit all the APN Settings but it does not save the hotspot details.

the 3 NZ Carriers have the APN Settings built in for all the carriers so this bug does not occur.

I have Telecom and have no problem changing the hotspot APN Details





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  Reply # 1010383 21-Mar-2014 07:54
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Thanks for the reply.

Curious about your mention of the carrier settings built into the iPhone.  Do you mean the SIM or network instead?  Just wondering how this works with APN settings being built-in.  I'm not being pedantic but just wondering for those of us with phones not purchased from a carrier.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1010385 21-Mar-2014 08:09
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newbellies: Thanks for the reply.

Curious about your mention of the carrier settings built into the iPhone.  Do you mean the SIM or network instead?  Just wondering how this works with APN settings being built-in.  I'm not being pedantic but just wondering for those of us with phones not purchased from a carrier.


When you plug a SIM card into an iPhone the card has a MNC/MCC. These are specific per Carrier around the world and identifies what country/carrier the sim belongs to.  Apple has a small list of carriers build into it (Official Carriers around the world) like APN Settings + other details such as LTE etc specific to that carrier. 

If the MCC/MCC cannot be found it uses a default profile.


Buying an iPhone from 2Degrees/Telecom/Vodafone/Apple NZ Online Store in NZ makes no difference.. they are 100% the same.



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