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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 using 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 using Sprint Zone (tap Apps apps icon > Sprint Zone sprint zone app icon) to learn more.

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

Set Up Hotspot

  1. From home, tap Apps apps icon > Settings settings app icon.
  2. Tap Hotspot and Tethering hotspot settings icon > Hotspot.

    screenshot of hotspot and tethering settings
  3. Tap On/Off to turn Hotspot on.
  • Hotspot is enabled.
  • To disable Hotspot, tap On/Off 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 communication (shown onscreen).

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.
  • You can change the default name by tapping More options options icon > Configure Hotpot and entering a new Network name.
  1. Select this phone and follow your prompts to enter the passkey (provided on the Hotspot page).
  • The device is connected using your phone’s Hotspot.
  1. Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.