Is there a setting on my iPhone that would help prevent my MacBook from changing the personal hotspot setting on my iPhone?
I have the personal hotspot turned off on my iPhone. When I tether my iPhone to my MacBook, it does connect, but that action turns on the iPhone hotspot and without any pop ups on the iPhone asking me to allow this.
See the pic below from my MacBook’s Wifi networks, including the iPhone the hotspot Wifi channel (Archimedes Superposition). This happens even though the personal hotspot was off at the beginning on my iPhone. Both devices are on the same Apple ID.