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Your iPhone’s network appears in


Yes and no… This is device/configuration dependen. On my Mac running OS 10.11.5 the personal hotspot (my iPhone) often appears in the general listing of WiFi networks. At other times it is singled out. I believe it is related to bluetooth.

If bluetooth is enabled on both my Mac and iPhone, the iPhone is singled out under a separate Personal Hotspot heading. If bluetooth is disabled on at least one device, then the iPhone is lumped in with all of the other WiFi networks.