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 all apps icon > Sprint Zone sprint zone 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 all apps icon > Settings settings icon.
  2. Tap Hotspot and Tethering hotspot and tethering settings icon > Hotspot.

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  1. Tap On/Off to turn Hotspot on.

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.
  1. Select this phone and follow your prompts to enter the passkey (provided on the Hotspot page).
  1. Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.