Smartphone Mobile Hotspot: Samsung Galaxy S9

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Samsung Galaxy S9.

 

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Set up

  1. Check that Wi-Fi and Smartphone Mobile Hotspot are turned off. Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot settings cannot be changed when Wi-Fi sharing is turned on.
  2. From the home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  3. Tap Settings > Connections > Mobile HotSpot and Tethering.
  4. Tap Mobile Hotspot to access the setup menu and complete these steps:
    • Create a Wi-Fi password
      1. Tap the Password field.
      2. Enter the password (passwords must be at least eight characters).
      3. Tap Save.
    • Menu (3 dots) > Allowed devices.
      • ADD
      • Allowed devices only (ON/OFF)
    • Menu (3 dots)Configure Mobile Hotspot > adjust the following:
      • Network name
      • Broadcast network name (SSID) (ON/OFF)
      • Security
        • Open
        • WPA2 PSK
      • Password
      • Show advanced options
        • Broadcast channel
          • Use 5 GHz band when available
        • Maximum connections
          • Select from 1 to 8
        • Timeout settings
          • Never timeout
          • 5 minutes
          • 10 minutes
          • 20 minutes
          • 30 minutes
          • 60 minutes
  5. Once finished adjusting settings, tap SAVE.
  6. Tap the Mobile HotSpot slider to turn on.
  7. If desired, tap OK to read the First Time Use details or tap Cancel to proceed.

 

Turn on / off

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Connections > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering > Mobile HotSpot.
  3. Tap the Mobile HotSpot slider to turn on or off.