Turn on mobile hotspot on Android phones

How to turn on mobile hotspot on Android phones

Before you start: The hotspot feature uses cellular data when turned on. In some cases, it may use up data even faster. Depending on your plan, overage charges or reduced speeds may apply. Also, remember that some instructions may differ depending on the device you have.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select the Network tab. The tab may also be labelled as Connections on some devices.
  3. Tap Tethering, then tap Set up WiFi hotspot.
  4. Change the WiFi network name and password or set the number of users you prefer.
  5. Save your changes, then tap Turn on Wifi hotspot.

How to connect to the mobile hotspot once it’s on

  1. From the device or computer to which you’d like to connect, open the WiFi options.
  2. Choose the hotspot name of your Android phone.
  3. Enter the hotspot password when prompted.