Turning your phone into a WiFi Hotspot means to connect your phone to the carrier Data network (through 2G/3G/4G) and share this network through your device to other devices including Computer, Tablets or other devices which catch WiFi internet.

How to activate WiFi hotspot on Android

[dropcap type=”1″]1[/dropcap]Activate Data network
Head to Settings > More… > Mobile Networks > Enable Data Access over Mobile Network on older versions of Android you can find this in Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile networks > Use packet data

activate data network

[dropcap type=”1″]2[/dropcap]Turn on Personal Hotspot
Before we enable Personal Hotspot, of course we should configure the Network. Go to Settings > More… > Tethering & Portable hotspot > Set up Wi-Fi hotspot, now in the Network SSID box write you desired Wi-Fi network name (the name you will see when searching for a WiFi network), then write a password and click Save. Now that we configured the Network, just check the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot box and that’s all. On older Android versions Settings > Wireless and networks > Tethering and Portable hotspots > Mobile AP settings > Configure mobile AP, at the Network SSID write a name to the network, then write a Password and click Save. Then to activate the Wi-Fi hotspot tap the box near to Mobile AP. Search for your network from other devices and connect to it by tapping the password you set.

[dropcap type=”1″]3[/dropcap]Deactivate Hotspot
To deactivate just clear the checkbox at Settings > More…(Wireless and networks) > Tethering and portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot/Mobile AP

and don’t forget to deactivate Data network, although you will overcome your data limit

Settings > More… > Mobile Networks > Disable Data Access over Mobile Network on older versions of Android Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile networks > uncheck Use packet data

That’s all.

How to turn iPhone into a WiFi Hotspot? – Read here


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