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Using the Mobile Hotspot Feature on Your US Cellular Galaxy S8 & S8+

Activate Hotspot to let other devices connect to the Internet using your device's Internet connection.

• 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 device's apps will use the Mobile Hotspot data service.
• Roaming while using your device as a Hotspot will incur extra data charges.

Mobile Hotspot

Enabling 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.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot

    Enabling Mobile Hotspot will disable Wi-Fi.

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

   

Changing the Hotspot Password

You can change the Hotspot password to make it easier to remember or to increase its security.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

  3. 3. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot
  4. Touch Password.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot
  5. Enter a new password and then touch SAVE.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot

   

Mobile Hotspot Settings

Configure your Mobile Hotspot security and connection 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.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot
  5. The following settings can be changed: 

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot
    • 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

Set your Hotspot to automatically turn off if there is no connection after set period of time.

  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.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot
  5. Select the Show advanced options.

    Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ USC Mobile Hotspot
  6. Select the desired amount of time before Hotspot times out.

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