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Using Mobile Hotspot On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

For the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 users, it is important to know to utilize the mobile hotspot on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. It is a very handy feature especially when you are away from home and you really want to connect to the Internet.

The best idea will of course be setting up your Galaxy S8 to function as a hotspot which also comes in very handy especially where the is a public Wi-Fi signal. The improved battery life of the Galaxy S8 is also immense for the hotspot feature as the Galaxy battery lasts for hours.

For you to be able to use the Galaxy S8 mobile hotspot, it is required that you first set up the hotspot. This is a really easy process and below is a detailed explanation of how you can utilize the mobile hotspot and how to manipulate the security password on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.

 

Setting up your Galaxy S8 wireless hotspot

  1. Switch ON your Galaxy S8
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down the notification settings
  3. Press on settings on the top corner of your Galaxy S8 screen
  4. Tap on tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot and touch on it
  5. Press on mobile hotspot
  6. Toggle the ON/OFF bar to ON
  7. Click Ok on the pop-up screen that appears thereafter
  8. Adhere to the instructions at the bottom end of your screen to connect other devices to your Galaxy S8.

 

Changing the password and security model for your mobile hotspot

It’s protocol for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones to include a password protection to its mobile hotspot feature. It also sets WPA2 security as a default security protocol. To manipulate these settings, follow the procedure below.

  1. Switch on your Galaxy S8
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down the notification settings
  3. Press on settings on the top corner of your Galaxy S8 screen
  4. Look for tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot and choose it.
  5. Press on mobile hotspot
  6. Browse on the three dots to see more options
  7. Tap on ‘configure’
  8. Change the password and choose ‘save’

 

However, it is worth noting that specific data plans do not offer mobile hotspots unless you upgrade to the service. After following the above procedure and still your mobile hotspot feature is not working, it is advisable that you check on your data carrier and check whether there is a compatible data plan for you.

 

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