When I try to turn on tethering/mobile hot spot it gives me the system message "Unable to connect, data connection not available." However it worked in the past with this carrier/phone and the internet still works. I can browse the web on my phone fine.

Things I tried so far:

  • restarting my phone
  • Taking it in and out of airplane mode
  • turning wifi off and on
  • turning on and off power saving
  • turning sync on and off
  • turning off high performance mode.
  • resetting all network settings
  • Is your data connection turned on when you're trying to tether? If no, keep it turned on...
    – Beveloper
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 0:11
  • Yes. I have my data connection turned on. I tried turning it off and then on again also.
    – Math Man
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 4:14

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I never did figure out what was causing this issue. I finally was able to fix the issue, though, by completely resetting the phone to factory settings and setting it up again.

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