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Use the Mobile Hotspot Feature on Verizon Galaxy S8 & S8+

Don't let a weak Wi-Fi signal stop you when you're studying at the coffee shop. You can activate Hotspot to let other devices connect to the Internet using your phone's connection. Just call it a GPA saver.

• 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.

Mobile Hotspot

You’re at the mall with your friend and her data runs out. Let her use your mobile Hotspot and connect. Read on to learn how to activate.

Enable Mobile Hotspot

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search and then search for and touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  3. To enable Mobile Hotspot, touch the slider.

    Enabling Mobile Hotspot will disable Wi-Fi.

  4. To disable Mobile hotspot, touch the slider again.

   

Change the Hotspot Password

You can change the Hotspot password to make it easier to remember or to increase security. Pick a good one!

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search and then search for and touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  3. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

  4. Touch Password.

  5. Enter a new password and then touch SAVE.

   

Mobile Hotspot Settings

Change your network name to that silly nickname and give your friends a laugh. Here's how to configure your hotspot settings:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search and then search for and touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  3. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

  4. Touch More Options > Configure Mobile Hotspot.

  5. The following settings can be changed: 

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

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

    • Security: Select the Hotspot's security level.

    • Password: Change the Hotspot's password.

   

Timeout Settings

Don't let that hotspot go on forever. With Timeout settings, if nobody’s using your connection, you can set your hotspot to automatically shut off. Learn how to change this setting below.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search and then search for and touch Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  3. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

  4. Touch More Options > Timeout settings.

  5. Select the desired amount of time before Hotspot times out.

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