If there is an area where Android mobile hotspot has been shot of in the last few years has been the inability to share your device’s Wi-Fi connection with other devices. Usually, the Wi-Fi tethering feature will only let you share your data connection only if the other device is connected to your device through Wi-Fi. Its however human nature to always want more.
It’s for that purpose that Samsung has added a new feature known as the Wi-Fi repeater or Extender and yes, it’s exactly what you guessed it was. The feature practically enables you to share your Wi-Fi connection with other devices. Nonetheless, this is not exactly tethering, but more of extending or repeating Wi-Fi signal to provide a much stronger signal for other devices.
This feature is especially perfect if you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal and you wish to share it with another device but you can’t remember the network password. With Wi-Fi sharing enabled, sharing your signal connection becomes easier than ever before, so you could start by taking advantage of that on your Galaxy S8.
While other smartphones simply share a connection using Wi-Fi tethering, your very amazing smartphone acts as a Wi-Fi repeater or extender whereby you can easily share a Wi-Fi signal with another Android device, a PC, laptop or even a tablet. So here is all you have to do.
How to share your Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi connection
- Open on Settings
- Press on Mobile hotspot and Tethering
- Enable Wi-Fi sharing
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You should however note that this feature is only available in Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus for now. Maybe the company will decide to include it in future software updates for its other smartphone models, but it is not guaranteed for sure.