Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Samsung Galaxy S 5

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy S 5.


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Set up

  1. Check that Wi-Fi and Smartphone Mobile Hotspot are turned off.
  2. Ensure that Wi-Fi is turned off and you are connected to the wireless network.
  3. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap the Connections tab.
  6. Scroll to 'NETWORK CONNECTIONS,' then tapTethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  7. If desired, tap Mobile HotSpot rangeand choose either setting:
    • Standard
    • High
  8. Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  9. If prompted, create a Wi-Fi password. When the pop-up window appears:
    1. Tap the Password field.
    2. Enter the password (passwords must be at least eight characters).
    3. Tap Save.
  10. Tap the Menu key in the top right of the screen.
  11. Tap Allowed devices and modify the list of devices. Once complete, tap the back key.
  12. Tap the Menu key in the top right of the screen.
  13. Tap to adjust the following settings:
    • Network SSID
    • Broadcast network name (SSID) (on/off)
    • Security
    • Password
  14. If desired, select the 'Show password' check box.
  15. Select the Show advanced options box to adjust the following settings:
    • Broadcast channel
    • Auto
    • Maximum connections
    • Timeout settings
  16. Once finished adjusting settings, tap Save.
  17. Tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch to turn on.
  18. If desired, tap OK read the First Time Use details or tap Cancel to proceed.
  19. The Mobile HotSpot Switch slides right and turns green.


Turn on / off

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under 'NETWORK CONNECTIONS, ' tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  4. Tap Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Tap the OFF icon to turn on Mobile HotSpot. The grayed-out OFF icon will change to a green ON icon.