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2017-02-27 12:36 PM
I've noticed if I leave the phone to lock itself it maintains the hotspot connection, but if I manually lock the phone with the power key it instantly disconnects.
This never used to happen pre-Nougat.
I also have iPlayer radio installed.
2017-07-21 11:14 AM
Thanks for sharing your experience and the solution! I have had this same frustrating problem of the portable hotspot failing to turn on properly on my Sony Xperia Z5 Compact for some months. Finally you have solved it for me! As soon as I uninstalled BBC iPlayer Radio the portable hotspot worked.
I'm hoping this has also solved another problem where the phone's bluetooth would also randomly switch itself off but I have yet to confirm this.
2017-09-20 01:49 AM
Hi, I had this problem after a repair update from Sony and after reading in a forum that someone suggested doing an update but only system and deselecting all other apps I wanted to try it. I thought 💭 it relevant for me to say it in case it may work for you, although I never tried it in the end because I noticed something when looking for the settings. I saw that my password had changed on my hot-spot settings and my laptop probably didn't recognise to tell me anything it just disconnected right after connecting. I changed the password to the one I had before the update and it works now. Just check yours or perhaps try that other option.