Create a Mobile Hotspot on Samsung Devices

Last Update date : Oct 18. 2021

If you're on the go or out and about and need to quickly share your mobile data allowance - see the steps below on turning on the Mobile Hotspot option of your Samsung phone or tablet. If you would like to learn how to setup Auto Hotspot please click here for step-by-step instrctions.

You'll be able to connect up to 10 other devices to share your internet connectivity - but make sure to keep an eye on your mobile data usage. Using the Mobile hotspot will consume both battery life and the data allowance. Most Australian telcos allow mobile data tethering, but if you're having trouble using the Mobile Hotspot option, it may not be enabled on your phone plan. Get in touch with your service provider for information on data usage and any excess charges.

Please Note: Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy Note20 operating on OS Version 11.0 (R), setting and steps available may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android OS Version.

Enable via Quick Settings
1 Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Settings and tap on Hotspot icon Mobile Hotspot to enable or disable this setting.
Tap on Mobile Hotspot
2 If you tap on the word Mobile Hotspot, you will then be able to view the Network Name, Password and view which devices are connected to your Hotspot
Viewing network name and password
Enable via Connection Settings
1 Head into your Settings > Connections
Head into your Settings > Connections
2 Tap on Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Tap on Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
3 Toggle on or off Mobile Hotspot to enable/disable this setting.
Toggle on or off Mobile Hotspot to enable/disable this setting.
Configuring the Mobile Hotspot
1 Head into your Settings > Connections
Head into your Settings > Connections
2 Tap on Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Tap on Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
3 By selecting Mobile Hotspot you will be able to further customise your hotspot settings.
Tap on Mobile Hotspot for more options
4 Tap on Configure to customise your Network name, Password
Click on Configure
5 You will then be able to customise your Network name, Security & Password
Customise your Mobile Hotspot settings
6 If you would like to customise your Mac address type, Hide your network or even change your Timeout settings tap on Advanced
Tap on Advanced
7 You can the toggle on or off your preferred settings, once complete tap on Save
Customising Advanced settings

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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