You are here: Making Connections > Connectivity > Hotspot


Wi-Fi 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. Sign on to your account at or access your account via Sprint Zone (Tap home key > Sprint Zone sprint zone app icon) to learn more.

Note: Turning on Hotspot will disable your phone's connection to other Wi-Fi networks.

Set Up Wi-Fi Hotspot

  1. Tap home key > Settings settings app icon > Networks tab.
  2. Tap Tethering > Wi-Fi hotspot.
  3. Tap the Wi-Fi hotspot switch switch off icon to turn Wi-Fi hotspot on.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot is enabled.
  • To disable Wi-Fi hotspot, tap the switch switch on icon again.

Note: The best way to keep using the phone as a hotspot is to have it connected to a power supply.

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

Connect to Wi-Fi 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. Select this phone and follow your onscreen instructions to enter the passkey (provided on the Wi-Fi Hotspot page).
  4. Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.