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Mobile Hotspot

Hotspot allows you to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. When this feature is turned on, you can share your phone's mobile data services via Wi-Fi with other Wi-Fi enabled devices. The feature works best when used in conjunction with 4G data services (although 3G service can also be used).

Important: Use of the Hotspot feature requires an additional subscription. Access your account via My Sprint (tap home key > all apps icon > my sprint app icon My Sprint) to learn more.

Notes:

  • Turning on Hotspot on will disable your phone’s connection to other Wi-Fi networks.
  • The best way to keep using the phone as a hotspot is to have it connected to a power supply.

Set Up Hotspot

  1. Swipe down from the status bar, and then tap settings icon.
  2. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
  3. Tap Mobile network sharing > Mobile Hotspot > OK.
  4. Enter a router name or use the default router name.
  5. Set the password (key) for your wireless router or use the default password.

Important: To help minimize security risks, use the default settings and set a secure and unique password.

Important: Write down the passkey (password) for this communication (shown onscreen).

Note: The password is the key other people need to enter on their device so they can connect and use your phone as a wireless router.

  1. Tap the Mobile Hotspot switch to turn on the wireless router.

Your phone is ready to be used as a wireless router when you see hotspot on notification icon on the status bar.

Connect to Hotspot

  1. Enable Wi-Fi (wireless) functionality on your target device (laptop, media device, etc.).
  2. Scan for Wi-Fi networks from the device and select your phone hotspot from the network list.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter the passkey.
  • The device is connected via your phone’s Hotspot.