How to Turn on Hotspot on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you looking to turn on the hotspot on your Android device? Whether you want to share your mobile data with other devices or create a wireless network for your laptop, turning on the hotspot feature can be incredibly useful. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to enable the hotspot on your Android device.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings Menu

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Settings app. You can typically find it in the app drawer or directly on your home screen. Once you’ve found it, tap on the Settings app to open it.

Step 2: Navigating to Network & Internet

Within the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the Network & Internet option. This is where you’ll find all of your device’s connectivity settings. Tap on Network & Internet to proceed.

Step 3: Enabling Hotspot

In the Network & Internet menu, look for Tethering & portable hotspot. This section contains all of the settings related to sharing your device’s internet connection. Tap on it to access further options.


  • If you have a newer version of Android, this option may be labeled as just “Hotspot”.
  • The exact location of these settings may vary slightly depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version.

Step 4: Configuring Hotspot Settings

In the Tethering & portable hotspot or “Hotspot” menu, locate and tap on the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot or “Wi-Fi hotspot” option. This will allow you to configure your hotspot settings.

Here, you can choose a Network name (SSID) for your hotspot. This is the name that will be visible to other devices when they search for available Wi-Fi networks. You can also set a Password to secure your hotspot and prevent unauthorized access.


  • Using a password is highly recommended to protect your hotspot from unwanted connections.
  • The password should be strong and unique to ensure the security of your network.

Step 5: Turning on Hotspot

After configuring the necessary settings, go back to the previous menu by tapping on the back arrow or using the navigation bar. Finally, toggle the switch next to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot or “Wi-Fi hotspot” to turn on your hotspot.

If successful, you’ll see a notification indicating that your hotspot is active. Other devices can now connect to your Android device’s network using the provided SSID and password.


  • The appearance of this notification may differ depending on your Android version and device manufacturer.
  • If you encounter any issues with enabling or using the hotspot feature, consult your device’s user manual or contact customer support for further assistance.

Congratulations! You have successfully turned on the hotspot feature on your Android device. Enjoy sharing your internet connection with other devices wherever you go!

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of enabling the hotspot feature on Android. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy hotspotting!

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