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Hotspot Settings

Use Hotspot to share your device’s Internet connection with other devices

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

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  • The Hotspot window opens.
  1. Tap On/Off to turn Hotspot on.
  • Hotspot is enabled.
  • To disable Hotspot, tap On/Off again.

Advanced Hotspot Settings

The hotspot settings menu lets you configure advanced options.

  • Set Network SSID: From the Hotspot window, tap More options more options icon > Configure Hotspot > Network name, enter a name for your hotspot, and then tap Save.
  • Hide your Hotspot: From the Hotspot window, tap More options more options icon > Configure Hotspot > Hide my device to make your Mobile hotspot invisible to other Wi-Fi devices during a scan. When hidden, other devices can still connect to your Mobile hotspot, but have to set up the connection manually with your Network SSID and Password.
  • Set Hotspot security: From the Hotspot window, tap More options more options icon > Configure Hotspot > Security, select a security settings option, and then tap Save.
  • Set Hotspot password: From the Hotspot window, tap More options more options icon > Configure Hotspot > Password, enter a password, and then tap Save.
  • Set allowed devices: To select which devices are allowed to connect to the Hotspot, in the Hotspot window, tap More options more options icon > Allowed devices > Add, enter a device name and MAC address, and then tap Add.
  • To remove allowed devices, tap Delete.
  • Set Hotspot Timeout Settings: From the Hotspot window, tap More options more options icon > Timeout settings, select an option, and tap OK.
  • IP Address appears below “IP Address”.

Using Wi-Fi Sharing

Your Wi-Fi network may be shared with other devices. Be aware that your device may switch between your saved Wi-Fi networks without notice.

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

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  • The Hotspot window opens.
  1. Tap More > Wi-Fi sharing for the following options:
  • Turn on Wi-Fi sharing
  • Turn off Wi-Fi sharing