How to turn portable Wi-Fi hotspot on and off on my Android device?

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asked Mar 6, 2015 by anonymous
edited Mar 6, 2015


If your Android device has mobile data, you can turn it into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 other devices, such as a laptop.



Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under "Wireless & networks," touch More.
  3. Touch Tethering & portable hotspot.
  4. Turn on the switch next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot." When the option is turned on, you'll see one of the following notifications:
  • Portable Wi-Fi hotspot active 
  • Multiple tethering or hotspot connections active 
  1. Touch the notification, then touch Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
  2. You can choose a new name for the hotspot in the "Network SSID" field. If you want a different password, enter a new one in the "Password" field. If you don’t want security, choose None under "Security."
  3. Touch Save.
  4. On the other device that you want to use the Wi-Fi hotspot on, select this network from the list of Wi-Fi options and enter the password to connect to the Internet.
  5. To stop the hotspot, uncheck the box or turn off the switch next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" in the Settings menu.

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