Galaxy Note 5 - How do I set up the Mobile Hotspot or tethering features on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

Last Update date : 2015.10.02

Mobile Hotspot


The Mobile Hotspot feature lets you share your mobile device’s data connection with other devices by turning your device into a wireless access point other Wi-Fi® enabled devices can connect to. You can connect multiple devices via Wi-Fi.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn On the Hotspot


Warning: Using your mobile device as a wireless access point or wireless modem is data-intensive and will dramatically reduce battery life. We recommend contacting your wireless service provider to ask about availability with your plan. We also recommend keeping your device plugged in while the hotspot feature is on.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1.

2. Touch Settings 1.

3. Touch Mobile hotspot and tethering 1.

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4. Touch Mobile hotspot.

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5. Touch the slider 1 to turn Mobile hotspot on 1.

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6. If you are using the hotspot for the first time, enter the Password that connecting devices will use to access your hotspot and touch SAVE.

7. If you are connected to a wireless access point, you will be disconnected before you can turn on the hotspot. Touch OK to continue.

The Mobile hotspot icon 1 displays at the top of your screen when the hotspot is turned on.

Configure the Hotspot


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1.

2. Touch Settings 1.

3. Touch Mobile hotspot and tethering 1.

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4. Touch Mobile hotspot.

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5. Touch MORE > Configure Mobile hotspot.

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6. Enter or edit the Network name, set your Broadcast network name (SSID) preference, select the Security type, and enter or edit the Password.

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7. Mark the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Broadcast channel, Maximum connections, and Timeout settings.

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

Connect to the Hotspot


To connect to your hotspot from another device:


1. Turn on the Wi-Fi feature on the device you want to connect to your hotspot.

2. Search for your hotspot using the network name shown in the Configure Mobile hotspot screen, and enter the necessary information.

USB Tethering


Your mobile device can be used as a wireless modem to share its mobile data connection with a single computer.


1. Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.

2. From the Home screen, touch Apps1.

3. Touch Settings 1.

4. Touch Mobile hotspot and tethering 1.

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5. Touch the slider 1 to turn USB tethering on 1.

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6. If you are connected to a wireless access point, you will be disconnected before you can turn on tethering. Touch OK to continue.

The USB tethering icon 1 displays at the top of your screen when USB tethering is turned on.

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