iPhone - can’t share hotspot with router

Hi there

Trying to share Internet via iPhone but my glinet won’t connect either via WIFI Hotspot or USB. Any idea?

I have reset my iPhone network settings and restarted my iPhone already. The “Trust this computer” alert just doesn’t pop up when I try to connect the router to the iPhone.


Does it show on iOS that it is charging? Does this alert appear when you connect your iPhone to your computer?

In iOS, the “Trust this computer” alert belongs to privacy, not the network. So if you think iOS needs to be reset, you should go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset [Devices] > Reset and tap Reset Location and Privacy.

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Which router are you using?

For iphone hotspot, did you enable “Maximise Compatibility”?

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Good point, it’s not charging!

Hmm…iPhone doesn’t seem to recognize the Opal router.

Am using Opal.

Good point, I can finally connect using hotpot (WIFi only) after turning on “Maximize Capability)

But I still can’t connect the 2 devices using the lightning cable. Plug and Play connection would be ideal, and I can also charge my iPhone at the same time. Appreciate any thoughts u may have

I think you should check the USB port and your cable first. When a powered lightning cable is detected, the iPhone will be charged first, whether the user trusts the device or not.
Does the USB port on the Opal work properly when I plug in another device (e.g. USB flash disk)?

You can check the router’s log when you plug the iphone to the router. If there is log related to “overcharging” it will be a problem.

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I finally managed to connect my iPhone via the USB port on the Opal with the Tethering function (so at least we know that the USB port is working), but whilst the Opal is connected to WIFI internet at a cafe.

I’m travelling at the moment and will do more testing when I am home. Thank you so much for your tips so far, all very helpful!