[Updated] Google Pixel 2 users report hotspot/tethering issues after Android 9 Pie
Update (August 30):
Google is now reaching out to those affected for bug reports, presumably to diagnose the problem. Here’s what a Google employee said on a relevant thread lately.
Do you own a Google Pixel 2/2 XL? If yes, are you encountering any hotspot-related issues after installing Android 9 Pie? Well, if you are nodding your head in concurrence, then we’d like to inform that you aren’t the only one facing the glitch.
What’s exactly the issue?
Different use-cases are coming to light.
While some say the phone’s hotspot (when enabled) cannot be detected on other devices like PC or Play Station, others report that hotspot connection drops randomly. There also are reports wherein one can connect to hotspot, but can’t access the Internet.
A quick rush through the following selection of comments will give you more clarity about the issue in question.
Anyone have a fix for this. Hotspot isn’t physically disconnecting according to the icon but in settings when viewing what’s connected its going back and forth from 1 device connected to 0 devices connected like it keeps connecting and disconnecting over and over. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Never had a problem with the Hotspot until updating to 9 last night and I use it daily.
Pixel 2 XL Pie Verizon… Hotspot no longer works. I try to enable it and it disables almost immediately and never activates.
My Laptop and PS4 is not connecting. I tried to connect a different mobile phone, it was getting connected. Any solution for this??
When I enable Wifi hotspot, the hotspot is not discoverable by any devices, neither latpop nor mobile phone
My hotspot keeps disconnecting since the update. I even shut off auto turn off feature. Tried to reboot also and still does the same. Anyone else having this problem?
While majority of those affected reportedly have Pixel 2 phones, we could locate at least one complaint from a first gen Pixel users as well.
Anyone else having trouble with their hotspot staying connected? It’s always randomly turned itself off, but now it seems to every 20 mins or less. Then it takes awhile for me to be able to turn it back on. It was never this bad until I just updated to Android Pie. Also, have a Pixel 1 XL, if that matters.
Apparently, a lot of PS4/PS4 Pro users are affected by this hotspot issue as well.
So I work away a fair amount and have always used my phone on 4g internet as a hotspot to connect my PS4 to. My phone upgraded to android 9 last week and when I’ve tried to connect to the hotspot now, it won’t work. It connects to the hotspot and gets an IP address but won’t connect to the internet. PS4 will connect to my work iPhone hotspot and the internet. Other devices will connect to my phone’s hotspot and then the internet. It seems the only combination that doesn’t work is the PS4 and the hotspot. I’ve tried doing the 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 thing to no avail. Android 9.0 only came out the week before last but that’s all that’s changed since the hotspot last worked. Ssid is the same, password the same, phone the same apart from the software.
I’m having the same problems! I use a Ps4 slim daily and since the update my hotpot shows connected but in my Hotspot settings and on my Ps4 it’s repeatedly disconnecting and reconnecting! Spent an hr on the phone with Verizon and no help of course.
Last night I updated my Pixel 2 to the new Android Pie os and ever since, my PS4Pro will not stay connected to the hotspot on my phone. Previous to this I had a stable connection via hotspot and even achieved a Nat 2 setting. I still have a Nat 2 setting now with the Android Pie, however it only stays connected for around 10 seconds (enough for the PS4 to log onto PSN and establish the Nat) before dropping off again.
Yeah so basically I try to connect to my PS4 via hotspot, it gives me connection to internet and also provides ip address but it stops at that! Connection speeds are between 4kbts per sec to 70kbts. Also tried using another device and it connects fine! Didn’t have the problem before updating. Verizon didn’t know what was the problem either.
I am having the same issue. Xbox, PC, PS3 all work correctly, but PS4s (I have tried two) do not work after upgrading to Android 9.0 on Pixel 2 XL, Verizon GUDP.
— darshan ashok (@darshan0110) August 18, 2018
— r/PS4Pro (@r_PS4Pro) August 16, 2018
@AskPS_UK hi I'm having issues connecting my PS4 with my hotspot from my phone cannot sign in to PSN used to be able to up until 2 days ago
— Ash Wilson (@AshWilson61) August 20, 2018
Complaints related to hotspot not working as intended on Pixel series of phones after the latest OS update can be seen posted across Pixel User Community (1,2,3), Reddit (1,2,3,4), XDA (1,2) and PlayStation Forum as well.
We’ve deferred this issue for consideration in a future release. – August 10
Apart from that, nothing much has been officially said regarding the matter at least on the platforms where the problem is being reported (with the stable build, 9 Pie).
While we aren’t sure whether the problem is specific to any carrier, a small proportion of complainants did mention that their units are on Verizon. Rest, all is up in the air currently. Hope Google sheds some clarity soon.
Note: We have also compiled a (continuously updated) list of issues/problems/bugs reported with (or triggered by) Android 9 Pie ever since it got live. Take a look to catch hold of all Pie-related issues.
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