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Cannot connect Esp8266 to iphone hotspot but can to others

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:04 pm
by Jonathan Lawley
I have an ESP8266 connected to an Arduino uno and I cannot connect to my Iphones hot spot I get the error of

"+CWJAP:1

FAIL"

The issue with this is that I can in fact connect to my friends android hotspot and I can connect to other normal wifi networks. I am using a simple AT+CWJAP="Iphone","password".

Ive tried RESTORE and RESET functions but they do not help.
Any insight would be appreciated.

Re: Cannot connect Esp8266 to iphone hotspot but can to othe

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:11 am
by cheungbx
If your WIFI id and passwords are correct.
Then I will ask if you have use that iphone hotspot with other types of devices or other phones or other computers successfully before , besides the ESP8266?

iphone hotspot behaves very differently than Android phones.
It will only advertise/broadcast o announce it's SSID for a while after you turn the hotspot on in settings, or you change the password, or you go to the settings to view your password.
Then it will stop broadcasting its SSID to save power.
So, I hate using iphone as hotspot for this reason
It's so hard to get connected for the very first time.
You need to keep fiddling with these settings to wake up the hot spot then within around 1 minute try to connect, and if it's not successful, repeat the whole thing.

Re: Cannot connect Esp8266 to iphone hotspot but can to othe

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:47 am
by alinamichael
I have an Iphone and it does now have the internet hotspot. This will work with a laptop but a gaming console it will connect but you will be plagued Student British essay writers UK with bad lag since 3g and even 3g+ arent that fast of a network yet, at least not fast enough for on line gaming so yes for your laptop no on gaming.