Android smartphones have a lot of useful perks aside from being simple communication devices. One of those perks is the ability to use an Android phone or tablet as a mobile hotspot wich lets you share your mobile data internet connection with upto 5 other devices including laptops, tablets or other phones.
Wi-Fi data sharing is a feature that is already built into Android devices, so you don’t need a 3rd party app to be able to make a hotspot.
Keep in mind that setting up a portable hotspot on your Android device will eat up a huge chunk of your device battery, so consider plugging it into a charger if you plan on using it for long periods.
Here’s a step-by-step guide that explains how to set up a mobile hotspot on your Android device and connect to it via a laptop.
How to Turn ON Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot on Android
1. Go to Settings > More.
2. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot.
3. Select Wi-Fi hotspot and tap on Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
4. Set up the Network Name and Password prior to hitting Save.
5. Now all that’s left to do is enable the Wi-Fi hotspot from the toggle button.
6. Switch over to the device you want to connect to your portable Wi-Fi (a laptop in this case) and browse the network list for your hotspot.
7. Put the password for your portable Wi-Fi and wait until the connection is complete.
8. You can check your portable hotspot for any connected device by opening the notification bar. That’s it.