Galaxy S 4 mini - What is the Wi-Fi Hotspot, and how do I use it ?

Last Update date : 2014.09.25

Wi-Fi® Hotspot

The Wi-Fi hotspot feature lets you share your mobile device’s data connection with other devices by turning your device into a wireless access point. You can connect up to 10 wireless devices via Wi-Fi.

WARNING! Using your mobile device as a mobile access point is data-intensive and will dramatically reduce battery life. It is recommended you contact your wireless carrier and ask about availability with your plan. It is also recommended you keep the device plugged in while the hotspot feature is turned on.


1.From the Home screen, touch Menu a > Settings dd > Connections dd > More networks s > Tethering and portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
2.Touch the sliderss to turn Portable Wi-Fi hotspot onss.

3.Touch OK on the introduction screen to continue.

4.If you are connected to a Wi-Fi access point, you will be disconnected from the access point before you can use the hotspot feature. Touch OK to continue.

Thedd icon is displayed at the top of your screen when the hotspot is turned on.

Configure the Hotspot

1.You can use the predefined settings, or touch Configure to edit the settings.

2.When configuring the feature, enter or edit the Network SSID (network name), select the Security feature, enter or edit the Password (if required), and check Hide my device to make your network invisible.

3.Touch Show advanced options to configure the Broadcast channel.

4.Touch Save to continue. The hotspot will turn off and turn back on with the newly configured settings.

5.Touch the hotspot name to configure the connection mode. Select Allow all devices to allow connections from any device that has the correct connection information. Select Only allowed devices to limit connections to those devices defined in the Allowed devices list.

6.Touchdnext to Connected device to add the device to the allowed list. Enter a device name and touch OK. Or touch the Allowed devices list to add/remove the devices allowed to connect to the hotspot. Touch Backss to return to the previous screen.

Connecting to Hotspot

1. Activate Wi-Fi on the device you want to connect to your mobile device.

2.Search for your hotspot using the information shown on the How to connect from other devices section, and enter the necessary information.

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