The iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot brings data connectivity from your cell phone carrier to any compatible Wi-Fi device or computer nearby. Personal hotspot can keep multiple devices online at the same time. Every once in a while, the personal hotspot may be unavailable or connectivity is lost. If the iPhone hotspot is not working you may need to perform troubleshooting to get the Wi-Fi fixed.
Curious what cellular band your iPhone is using in a particular location? The current radio band can be useful information when researching a cell phone signal booster. Cell signal boosters, otherwise known as cell repeaters can improve signal quality and cellular data speeds. These devices can be purchased and installed to increase the strength of signals coming from cellular towers, rebroadcasting them inside of a building. In any case, the iPhone features a Field Test Mode delivering information about your current cell connection.
The iPhone status bar delivers timely information in a user-friendly format. Cell phone signal strength is one of the metrics delivered quickly to users with a simplified bar graph. Fewer, smaller bars means a weaker signal strength, while more bars indicates the opposite. Of course, the better your iPhone signal strength on LTE or 5G the faster data is transferred. Stronger signal strength from a connected cell tower delivers increased call and video streaming quality to your device.
You may need to wipe your iPhone in order to sell it or get the device serviced or replaced. After all, the iPhone is a treasure trove of personal data with access to contacts, online accounts, and more.
To factory reset / erase your personal data from the iPhone follow these steps:
Apple has always limited the size of apps that can be downloaded to an iOS device over a cellular data connection. Typically larger apps and updates require a Wi-Fi connection for downloading. The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are capable of automatically downloading any size apps over cellular data with iOS 13 or later.