Car won’t connect to iPhone hotspot?

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ncsmith4

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#1
Anyone else have a problem with the car connecting to an iPhone WiFi hotspot? I put in the password and I either get unable to join or unable to obtain IP.

So frustrating. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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I've connected several times successfully. I've downloaded multiple SW releases while driving home over my iPhone hotspot. I will say about 2 weeks ago I had a problem connecting, which required a reboot of the phone, not the car, but the phone. Immediate connection once again after that.
 

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#3
ive also used my iPhone's hotspot to download sw while moving
it doesn't always stay connected consistently, but never have had an issue getting the car to join it's wifi
 

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#4
Anyone else have a problem with the car connecting to an iPhone WiFi hotspot? I put in the password and I either get unable to join or unable to obtain IP.

So frustrating. Anyone else have this issue?
Were you able to get connected eventually? If I recall correctly, I think the very first time I initially connected it took quite a bit of time and I thought it didn't work until it finally appeared. (this was, of course, one day when I was at work and a new update was rolling out and I HAD to try and get it! lol).
 

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I remember it took me several attempts to do so when I tried. It wouldn't connect and when I looked away for a while it was connected. I guess it might take a while.
Also remember when you shift to drive it will disconnect from any wifi, and you will have to re-connect again once in drive.
 

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I remember it took me several attempts to do so when I tried. It wouldn't connect and when I looked away for a while it was connected. I guess it might take a while.
Also remember when you shift to drive it will disconnect from any wifi, and you will have to re-connect again once in drive.
That is EXACTLY what I did, lol. Started fumbling around on my phone and looked up to see the WiFi symbol on the car screen.
 
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Any solution to this problem ? I have similar issue except mine is Android phone. My Model 3 does not recognize the cell phone wifi hotspot or even manually connect to it. All other other devices (like laptop, other phones) recognize my cell phone hotspot and does connect properly. I am on AT&T

Any help is appreciated.
 

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Any solution to this problem ? I have similar issue except mine is Android phone. My Model 3 does not recognize the cell phone wifi hotspot or even manually connect to it. All other other devices (like laptop, other phones) recognize my cell phone hotspot and does connect properly. I am on AT&T

Any help is appreciated.
Are you holding your phone up above the door line?

WiFi antenna is in the side mirror.