Cannot connect to iPhone hotspot

Hello, I’m trying to connect to my iPhone’s hotspot via usb as I’m away from home and don’t have any Ethernet/internet. Usually I don’t have any issues, but sometimes it just won’t connect.
Attempting to activate the USB connection through nmtui shows:

Could not activate connection: Connection 'Wired Connection 1' is not available on device enp0s26u1u3c4i2 because device has no carrier

Running ip addr shows:

1. lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc  noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
        valid_ltf forever preferred_ltf forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
        valid_ltf forever prefered_ltf forever
2: enp0s26u1u3c4i2: <NO_CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 9e:f4:8e:04:8b:15 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

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This is a little ambiguous
a Hotspot connection is a wireless connection
and you want to use USB
… which is commonly called “tethering” - as there is a physical tether (the cable)

This usually shows up as an ethernet connection in linux

… you can connect your cable - to keep the phone charged while it is providing a wireless hotspot to which you can connect … via wifi :wink:

I do not have any experience with apple (Iphone) devices

I’m frequently stumped and even lost when I’m forced to use them :wink:

On Android, you have to enable USB tethering before you can use it - it’s probably similar with an IPhone - but I can’t say for sure, much less how …

Did you actively enable USB tethering - or do you assume it will just work once a USB cable is plugged in?
It likely won’t …