The mobile hotspot on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus can be very useful. Never heard of the mobile hotspot feature that all Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices are offering? That’s too bad because you’re missing on the opportunity of sharing your mobile data plan with other devices, through your personal and secure Internet connection.
When would you possibly need to know how to use mobile hotspot on Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus? Whenever you need Internet on a device and the public Wi-Fi is not a good choice for you. If security is of the essence and you’re with a friend who needs Internet but lacks a mobile data plan, you can go for it. The same when you’re traveling and you want to use Internet on your tablet, you can take it from your mobile phone.
And we could go on and on talking about the utility of this mobile hotspot feature, but we’d rather focus on the practical aspects. We strongly advise you to make sure that your battery is fully loaded, as the process will take some of it, and to follow the two main steps from below to get started with this experience.
Step 1 – Turn Your Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Into A Wireless Hotspot
- Turn on your phone;
- Go to the Home Screen;
- Swipe down the notification shade;
- Tap the gear icon, to access the Settings;
- Find the section labeled as Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot;
- Tap on Mobile Hotspot;
- Change the status of the Mobile Hotspot feature from Off to On, from its dedicated toggle;
- When the message that notifies you that the Wi-Fi will be disabled shows up, confirm with the OK button.
All these being said and done, you can consider that you have activated the hotspot feature and that your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus is now a Wireless Hotspot. Within the same window, you will receive instructions, at the bottom of the screen, with what you need to do in order to start connecting other devices to your hotspot.
Step 2 – Change The Security Type And The Password Of Your Newly Created Wireless Hotspot
- Return to the Notification Settings, just like you did before, when activating the hotspot;
- This time, when you access Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot and you select the Mobile Hotspot, look for the 3-dot icon;
- Tap on that icon to access a context menu;
- From the list of options, select Configure;
- Type a new password;
- Hit Save before you leave.
Only after this second step you can consider your device protected, ready to take in other devices and share its internet connection with. Changing the password is important for a secure mobile hotspot feature, just like it defaults to WPA2 for security reasons.
One more thing before we end this tutorial – turning a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus into a mobile hotspot is, in general, a very simple process. You’ve seen the steps yourself and you can probably confirm. However, there may be instances when, even though you have tried to follow the instructions step by step, you just can’t seem to be able to activate it.
It’s not you and it’s certainly not your phone to blame if this happens! The solution is simple because it can relate to your current data plan. Talking to your service provider, to check on the features that your data plan includes, will help you out. Upgrading the service, to a plan that also includes activating a mobile hotspot, is pretty much everything required? Now go turn Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus into a mobile hotspot!