How to Get Hotspot on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

If you are constantly on the go and need to stay connected to the internet, having a hotspot on your Android device can be incredibly convenient. With a hotspot, you can share your mobile data with other devices, such as laptops or tablets, allowing them to connect to the internet wherever you are. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of setting up a hotspot on your Android device.

Step 1: Accessing Settings

To get started, open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Tethering & Portable Hotspot

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find an option called “Tethering & Portable Hotspot.” Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Enabling Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

In this section, you will find various options related to tethering and portable hotspots. Look for an option labeled “Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot” or “Wi-Fi hotspot” and toggle it on. You may also find additional settings related to hotspot security and network name (SSID), which you can customize according to your preferences.

Step 4: Connecting Devices

Once you have enabled the portable Wi-Fi hotspot, other devices will be able to detect it as a wireless network. On the device you wish to connect, open its Wi-Fi settings and look for available networks.

You should see your Android device’s network name (SSID) listed there. Tap on it to connect.


If prompted for a password, enter the password that was set up during the hotspot setup process or use the default password provided by your Android device.

Step 5: Using the Hotspot

After successfully connecting to the hotspot, the connected device should now have access to the internet using your Android device’s mobile data. You can now use apps, browse websites, and stream videos on the connected device just like you would on a regular internet connection.


Keep in mind that using a hotspot consumes mobile data from your Android device’s data plan. Make sure you have an adequate data plan or are connected to a Wi-Fi network to avoid unexpected charges.

Step 6: Disabling the Hotspot

To turn off the hotspot when you no longer need it, simply go back to the “Tethering & Portable Hotspot” section in your Android device’s settings and toggle off the “Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot” option. This will disable the hotspot and disconnect any devices that were connected to it.

  • Pro tip:
    • If you frequently use your Android device as a hotspot, consider adding a shortcut to your device’s home screen for quick access. This will save you time navigating through settings every time you want to enable or disable the hotspot.

And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can easily set up a hotspot on your Android device and share your mobile data with other devices. Whether you are traveling, working remotely, or simply need an extra internet connection at home, having a hotspot can be a lifesaver!

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