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Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10, iPhone or Android [Fixed]

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Introduction

If mobile hotspot is greyed out on windows 10, iPhone or Android it is likely that you do not have an internet connection. Enabling hotspot on your device allows your device to operate like a normal Wifi. But if the feature is grayed out you cannot enable it.

This guide shows you how to make your mobile hotspot available for sharing your internet connection.

How to Fix Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10

How to Fix Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10
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If you open Hotspot on Windows 10 and it is grayed out, it means you cannot share your internet connection. The reason for this problem is shown in red aboe.

To fix this problem:

  • Confirm that Flight Mode is NOT on
  • Check that Wifi is not off

Here are the steps to check that Flight Mode is off and that Wifi is On.

  • On the Windows 10 search bar, type flight mode. Then click Flight Mode.
Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10
How to Fix Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10 - turn fligh mode off
  • If the highlighted button is On. Click it to turn it Off.

Another thing that could cause mobile hotspot to be greyed out on Windows 10 is if Wifi is turned off. Here are the steps to check and fix this problem:

  • Search for Wifi. Then click Change WiFi settings.
Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10 - enable Wifi
  • If Wifi is off. Click the button to turn it on.
Mobile hotspot on your Windows 10 will no longer be greyed out. You can now turn it on and share your internet connection
Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Windows 10

How to Fix Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on iPhone

Just like mobile hotspot can be greyed out on Windows 10, you can also experience mobile hotspot greyed out on iPhone. This can happen if Airplane mode is turned on or if Mobile data is turned off.

To resolve mobile hotspot greyed out on iPhone:

  • Open Settings and turn Airplane mode off if it is on.
  • Still on Settings, click Mobile Data. Beside Mobile Data, click the button to switch it on.

How to Resolve Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Android

How to Resolve Mobile Hotspot Greyed Out on Android
The demo in this section was done with Samsung S9 on Android version 9. Some of the screenshot shared here may look different on your Android version.

If mobile hotspot greyed out on your Android, it is likely caused by turning on Data Saver. Here is how to turn off Data Saver.

  • On your Android phone click Settings.
  • Then click Connections.
  • On the Connections settings page, click Data usage (You need to scroll down to get to Data usage).
  • Next, click Data saver. Click the button to turn Data saver off.

Conclusion

If mobile hotspot is greyed out Windows 10, iPhone or Android, it is most likely to do with your mobile data being turned off or metered. The solution is to turn on your mobile data or turn off any form of metering. I hope you found the solutions discussed in this guide useful.

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