Internet is more reliable now than ever. But there are times when we lose connection, which could impact getting work done in time.
Thankfully all hope is not lost. You can create a mobile hotspot straight from your phone. You’ll be able to connect anything that offers wireless connectivity, like laptops or tablets.
You need to be aware of some limitations and security options, but it’s easy to set up and use. Here is how to quickly turn your Android phone into a mobile hotspot.
In the early days of mobile data, the term often used for a hotspot was “tethering.” Most Android phones can share their internet connection through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB.
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Just be aware that the costs of using your phone as a hotspot can be relatively high depending on your mobile plan. Keep track of your data usage if it is limited, and know how much extra data will cost. Also, some mobile providers limit connection speed or the amount of data for a hotspot.
To turn your Android phone into a hotspot:
Your hotspot will now be active, and you can connect other devices to it. Here’s how:
Where Wi-Fi isn’t an option, you can always use the device’s Bluetooth transmitter to share your internet connection. To do this:
You should now be sharing your connection with the paired device over Bluetooth. To turn it off, cancel the hotspot or turn off your Bluetooth. Google has more instructions on how to unpair, rename or pick actions for Bluetooth accessories.
The third method for sharing your internet connection with another device is through a USB. Make sure that you have a suitable USB data cable that plugs into your Android phone and that the other device can receive a USB connection.
It is essential to know that Apple’s Mac computers can’t be tethered to an Android phone with a USB cable.X
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