I’m really enjoying having moved to the Xiaomi Mi A1 from my iPhone 6. For $A250 that’s an absolute steal. One issue that has plague this phone is that the hotspot does not work as advertised. This has been an issue until recently when I stumbled across a fix that worked for me:

  1. Got to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Network > Advanced > Access Point Names > Telstra Internet

  2. Change APN Type from:

default, supl



And that should be about it. Happy hotspotting! :)