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2017-01-02 11:16 AM
Both of the BBC iPlayer apps cause problems with the hotspot and clearly turn off the hotspot when launched.
It seems that disabling Background Data for both iPlayer and iPlayer Radio will stop the hotspot from randomly turning itself off.
(Settings > APPS > [BBC iPlayer app] > Data usage > Backgound data = Off)
Launching either Iplayer app will still turn off the hotspot if it is running, but when you have turned it back on, the iPlayer app can then be used, on the phone, without disruption to the hotspot unless the running iPlayer app is restarted.
SONY Xperia XZ (F8331) Android 7.0 Sony Build 39.2.A.0.327
2017-01-02 11:45 AM
Thank you for the advice. My problem will have been that iPlayer Radio was running in the background for some reason. Even upon a phone restart it came back again. Since uninstalling, all has been ok. I also have the regular iPlayer installed but I guess this isn't running all the time.
I'll apply your suggested fix after reinstalling iPlayer Radio and hopefully all will be well.
Why is it like this? Do the iPlayer apps disable Hotspots by design in an attempt to prevent overseas viewing? Or is it bad programming?
Anyway, thanks again - I'm glad that the reason was found. My last phone didn't play well with the car (possibly due to lack of memory) and I was overjoyed that the Xperia was perfect when paired with the car (until the iPlayer issue).