How to use and configure a Mobile Hotspot on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : 2024-03-06

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How to use and configure a Mobile Hotspot on your Galaxy phone How to use and configure a Mobile Hotspot on your Galaxy phone

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

From Settings, tap Connections, and then tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap the switch next to Mobile Hotspot.

When you're ready turn off Mobile Hotspot, tap the switch again.

Mobile hotspot

If you don't want strangers using your hotspot, you can hide your device and adjust more options.

Navigate to and open Settings.

Tap Connections, and then tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap Mobile Hotspot, and then tap  Configure.

The following options will now be available:

  • Network name: View and change the name of your hotspot.
  • Password: View and change the password for your hotspot.
  • Band: Set the radio band for the hotspot. 2.4 Ghz is compatible with more devices, and 5 Ghz will provide better performance.
  • Security: Select the hotspot's security level.You can also tap Advanced to edit additional settings, such as Power saving mode and Wi-Fi sharing.
Hot spot settings
  • QR Code: use a QR code to connect to a Samsung mobile hotspot.

With the timeout  settings, you can set your hotspot to automatically shut off if no one is using it.

From Settings, tap Connections, and then tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap Mobile Hotspot, and then tap Configure.

Tap Advanced, and then tap Turn off when no device is connected.

Select the desired amount of time before the hotspot turns off.


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