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Use the Mobile Hotspot Feature on U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note8

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.

• 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. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select 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.

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. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  3. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

  4. Touch More Options.

    Mobile Hotspot and Tethering More Options
  5. Touch Configure Mobile Hotspot.

  6. The following settings can be changed: 

    Mobile Hotspot Configure
    • 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. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

  3. Touch Mobile Hotspot.

  4. Touch More Options.

    Mobile Hotspot and Tethering More Options
  5. Touch Timeout settings.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ AT&T Mobile Hotspot
  6. Select how long to wait before turning off Mobile Hotspot when there are no connected devices.

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