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Use Mobile Hotspot on Your Phone

You are on vacation in the beautiful, remote countryside. But there's one problem...There's no Wi-Fi! Fortunately, you can activate a Hotspot on your phone to let other devices connect to the Internet. You can also configure many features and settings to your Hotspot. In a pinch, it’s a real lifesaver.

Available screens and settings may vary by your phone, wireless service provider, and software version.

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 lost, but your friend's Maps app won't work because the signal is weak. Let her use your mobile Hotspot, so you can get out of that tight spot.

From Settings, search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. To enable Mobile Hotspot, touch the slider. To disable Mobile Hotspot, touch the slider again.

Note: Enabling Mobile Hotspot will disable Wi-Fi.

Configure Mobile Hotspot

Don't want any strangers using your Hotspot? Just go to the settings to hide your device and configure more options.

From Settings, search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. Touch Mobile Hotspot, and then touch More Options > Configure Mobile Hotspot. The following settings can be changed:

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

  • Broadcast network name (SSID): Make your phone detectable or undetectable.

  • Security: Select the Hotspot's security level.

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

  • Power saving mode: Reduce battery usage by analyzing Mobile Hotspot traffic.

  • Show advanced options: Adjust advanced options.

Mobile Hotspot Timeout Settings

Why has your battery been dying so quickly? It's because you've had the Hotspot on all weekend. However, with the Timeout settings, you can set your hotspot to automatically shut off if no one is using it.

From Settings, search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. Touch Mobile Hotspot, and then touch More Options > Configure Mobile Hotspot. Select Show advanced options, touch the Arrow under Timeout settings, and then touch the amount of time you want.

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