USB Personal Hotspot Not Working on Mac, MacBook in MacOS Big Sur, & Earlier with iPhone

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In some place, Poor WiFi connectivity, No broadband internet you have to turn the internet on your Mac, MacBook Pro/ Retina, iMac only through Personal hotspot from your iOS device running on the latest iOS. here you can turn the personal hotspot on Mac using USB lighting cable and Bluetooth or Wi-Fi only. But unfortunately, your iPhone can’t be showing in network preference after connect with Mac using USB lightning cable. So follow the below steps for USB personal hotspot not working on Mac running with macOS Big Sur/Catalina.

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Steps for USB Personal Hotspot Not Working on Mac, MacBook

USB hotspot connection Setup with USB or WiFi needs some basic configurations and privilege conditions. So most of the folks have queries like Wi-Fi or USB personal hotspot not working on Mac. So from here learn the full concept about how to turn on enable personal hotspot in iOS and share with Mac.

Connect your iPhone to Mac through USB lighting Cable.

Step 1: First, Enable Personal Hotspot on your iPhone, iPad running on iOS. Go the Settings > Mobile Data > Enable Mobile Data.

Once you Enable Personal Hotspot, Below screen will appear on your iOS device, here you want to turn personal hotspot only through USB, So tap on USB only.

Step 2: Turn off Wi-Fi or Ethernet from the network preference. Click on Apple Logo from Top Mac Menu > System Preferences.

Step 3: Now, Select Network.

System preference in Network

From the sidebar select Wi-Fi > Turn Wi-Fi Off.

Disable Wi-Fi and Ethernet on Mac OS X

Still, your device can’t open the internet on Mac, Make iPhone USB inactive, and Reactive.

Follow the below screen, Choose iPhone USB > From the below-setting icon dropdown choose Make Service inactive and reactivate by Make service active. check your browser, internet that’s working, or not. Enable/ Disable USB Personal hotspot in Mac OS

if you see the below screen, then personal hotspot now working on Mac through USB cable.Fixed: USB personal hotspot not working on Mac


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  • Apple also gives another option for a personal hotspot with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection to your Mac, MacBook.

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