Mobile hotspot: BlackBerry Q10

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the BlackBerry Q10.

 

 

 

 

Connection icon for mobile hotspot

 

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

 

mobile hotpsot icon.jpgMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

Set up mobile hotspot

 

To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

Note: Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot settings cannot be changed when Wi-Fi sharing is turned on.

 

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Network Connections.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Mobile Hotspot Switch to On.
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  5. To adjust if other devices can connect:
    1. Swipe up on the screen.
    2. Next to 'Allow devices to connect,' tap the check box to:
      • Select the check box and allow devices to connect
      • Clear the check box and deny other devices from connecting.
        Note: This will not disconnect any currently connected devices.
    3. You can tap on connected devices to manually disconnect them.
      Note: Devices will be prevented from re-connecting until the hotspot has been turned off and back on.
  6. Tap the Menu icon at bottom-right and then tap Configure.
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  7. Tap the Name field to change your device's SSID and tap the Password field to change the password other devices must enter to connect.
    Note: Tap the show password icon to see your current password.
  8. Swipe up on the screen to update any other desired settings and tap Save.\

 

 

Note: You cannot change the maximum number of connections.

 

 

Turn on / off mobile hotspot

 

To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

Note: Mobile HotSpot cannot be turned on unless your Mobile Network is turned on.

 

 

First-time access

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Network Connections.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap Next until you finish the tutorial.
  5. Enter a password that other devices must enter to connect to your Mobile HotSpot and tap Next.

    Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID)  and up to eight other devices can connect to your Mobile HotSpot. Your  phone’s default SSID is T-Mobile Blackberry [XXX]. When Smartphone Mobile HotSpot is enabled,  your phone will display the icon on the Home screen  status bar.
  6. To turn off, tap Mobile HotSpot Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.

 

After first-time access

Note: After you access the Mobile Hotspot for the first time, you will skip the tutorial and setup prompts.

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Network Connections.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch
    to On. The Switch moves right and fills with color.

    Your phone starts broadcasting its Wi-Fi network name (SSID)  so you can connect to it with up to eight computers or other devices. Your  phone’s default SSID is T-Mobile Blackberry [XXX]. When Smartphone Mobile HotSpot is enabled,  your phone will display the icon on the Home screen  status bar.
  5. To turn off, tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.