Turning Mobile Hotspot On

To use your phone as a WiFi internet provider, enable the Hotspot feature on your phone using the instructions below. Once the hotspot is enabled, look for the network on your station's WiFi settings and connect as usual. Remember to turn your phone's hotspot off when you are done using it.

 

Apple iOS

  • Go to Settings.
  • Choose Personal Hotspot.
  • Tap the button to turn your personal hotspot on.
  • Agree to Wi-Fi and USB Only.
  • Your hotspot is now active. The password is on your iPhone's screen. 

Android
Android phones have different methods of activating Hotspot mode. Here are instructions for some of the more recent popular phones. 

Google Nexus 5 (Android 5.0)

  • Go into Settings in the application drawer.
  • Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
  • Tap Tethering & Portable Hotspot.
  • Tap Set Up Wi-Fi Hotspot to set your password. Tap Save.
  • Tap the slider next to Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enter Hotspot mode.

HTC One M9

  • Drag the notification pane down by dragging from the top of the screen.
  • Hotspot will be in the bottom row of quick settings. Set it up with a password.
  • Drag the notifications pane down again. Tap on Wi-Fi Hotspot Active.
  • Make sure the switch next to Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot is On.

LG G3

  • Drag the notifications pane down.
  • Drag the quick settings bar at the top to the right. It will expose Mobile HotSpot just after Rotation.
  • Tap Mobile Hotspot. This will walk you through the setup process.
  • In the future, to turn the hotspot on or off, use the Mobile HotSpot button in the notifications pane.

Motorola Droid or X

  • Go into Settings in the application drawer.
  • Under Wireless & Networks, tap More.
  • Tap Tethering & Mobile Hotspot.
  • Tap Mobile Hotspot to turn the hotspot on.
  • Tap Mobile Hotspot Settings, then Configure Mobile Hotspot to set your password. 

Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Go into Settings.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  • Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  • Tap Off (switching it to On).

Samsung Galaxy S6

  • Go into Settings.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Mobile HotSpot and Tethering.
  • Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  • Tap Off (switching it to On).

Sony Xperia Z3

  • Drag the notifications pane down.
  • Tap on Quick Settings at the top of the screen.
  • Tap on Mobile Hotspot.
  • Step through the instructions.

Windows Phone 8.1

  • Swipe down to get the notifications bar.
  • Choose All Settings.
  • Scroll down to Internet Sharing.
  • Make a note of the Wi-Fi network name and password.
  • Tap the slider next to Off to turn sharing on.
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