How do I use the Mobile Hotspot feature on my Galaxy Note8?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Mobile Hotspot


Never worry about facing a weak Wi-Fi signal when you’re on deadline for that research paper. You can activate Hotspot to let other devices connect to the Internet using your phone's connection. In a pinch, it’s a real lifesaver.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Warning


   • In order to use Hotspot, you must have a tethering plan on your service account.

   • Hotspot consumes battery power and uses data service. While Mobile Hotspot is active, your phone's apps will use the Mobile Hotspot data service.

   • Roaming while using your phone as a Hotspot will incur extra data charges.

Turn On Mobile Hotspot


Oh no! You’re out with your friend and her data runs out. Let her use your mobile Hotspot and connect. Read on to learn how to activate:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

5. To enable Mobile Hotspot, touch the slider.

Turn On Mobile Hotspot


Note: Enabling Mobile Hotspot will disable Wi-Fi.

6. To disable Mobile Hotspot, touch the slider again.

Configure Mobile Hotspot


Have a silly nickname you want to use for your network name? You got it! Just use mobile hotspot settings. Learn more about settings:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

5. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

Configure Mobile Hotspot 1


6. Touch the More Options icon.

Configure Mobile Hotspot 2


7. Touch Configure Mobile Hotspot.

Configure Mobile Hotspot 3


8. The following settings can be changed:

Configure Mobile Hotspot 4


   • Network name: View and change the name of your Hotspot.

   • Hide my device: Makes your phone undetectable from others.

   • Security: Select the Hotspot's security level.

   • Password: View and change the password of your Hotspot.

   • Show advanced options: Select to display and adjust advanced options.

Mobile Hotspot Timeout Settings


Oh man, did you forget to turn off Hotspot? With the Timeout settings, if nobody’s using your connection, you can set your hotspot to automatically shut off. Next time’s the charm. Learn how to change this setting below:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

4. Touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

5. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

Mobile Hotspot Timeout Settings 1


6. Touch the More Options icon.

Mobile Hotspot Timeout Settings 2


7. Touch Timeout settings.

Mobile Hotspot Timeout Settings 3


8. Select how long to wait before turning off Mobile Hotspot when there are no connected devices.

Mobile Hotspot Timeout Settings 4


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