If you have a generous mobile data plan that you never get to use at its fullest when surfing the web from your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you might consider sharing your data with other devices. This can be done in real time, in public or private places, wherever you don’t want to use a public Wi-Fi connection. Suffices to activate the Mobile Hotspot feature on the smartphone, configure its password, and allow other devices to connect to it.
As long as the feature is active and devices are connected, the internet will be granted through your mobile data plan. It’s not hard and it is actually very useful when you fear that another connection may not be secure enough for your needs. Just make sure that you have enough battery on the phone and get started!
Want to make your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices?
- Turn it on;
- Swipe down on the Home screen to launch the Notification shade;
- Tap on the Settings icon;
- Select the Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot entry;
- Select the Mobile Hotspot option;
- Activate the Mobile Hotspot by switching its dedicated toggle from Off to On;
- Confirm with the OK button when warned that the Wi-Fi will automatically turn off;
- Go on with the steps suggested at the bottom of the screen to give access to your Note 8’s mobile data to other devices.
Time to change the security type and password on the Note 8 Wi-Fi Hotspot:
A default to WPA2 and standard requirement on any Samsung Galaxy Note 8, adding a password to your mobile hotspot feature is something you’ll have to handle sooner rather than later. Below you will find the simple steps for doing it:
- Turn on the screen;
- Head to the Notifications panel;
- Select the Settings icon from the top right corner;
- Browse until you spot the Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot option and select it;
- In there, tap on Mobile Hotspot;
- Tap on the three dots to access a list of extra options;
- Tap on Configure;
- Type your new password;
- Save the changes and leave the menus.
All these considered, there’s probably one last thing you should add to the list of things to check: not all the data plans allow the devices where they are used to act as hotspots. In some instances, a service upgrade might be required just to get access to the hotspot feature. Before you rush into making this change on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, have a talk with your wireless carrier, to confirm that this is the actual reason why you couldn’t use the smartphone as a mobile hotspot. Ask about a compatible data plan, to make the best possible choice.