How to Set up Mobile Hotspot on Galaxy S20

This is a quick guide on how to set up Mobile Hotspot on Galaxy S20 and start sharing your phone’s internet connection with your other devices.

With Mobile Hotspot, you can convert your smartphone into a portable router/modem and share your internet connection with other devices. Although using mobile hotspot may result in incurring extra data charges, it’s still deemed a better option whenever the need for internet connection arises but modem or wireless router isn’t accessible. To help you get started, I have prepared a simple tutorial for you to follow.

Easy Steps to Set Up Mobile Hotspot on your Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Before you proceed, verify and ensure that your account supports the Mobile Hotspot feature. After you have that confirmed, follow these steps to set it up and start sharing your phone’s wireless internet connection.

  1. Open the Apps screen to view app shortcuts.

    Just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps screen.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - open apps screen

  2. Next, tap Settings.

    A new screen with sub-items and features to configure will be displayed.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - open settings

  3. Tap Connections.

    Doing so will launch settings for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Flight mode, and other relevant features.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - connections

  4. Scroll down and tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

    A new screen with mobile hotspot and tethering options will appear.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - mobile hotspot and tethering

  5. Tap Mobile Hotspot.

    On the next screen you will see the name of your device, password, network band and other information.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - mobile hotspot menu

  6. Scroll up then tap the Menu icon on the upper-right side of the screen.

    The menu icon is represented by a triple-dot figure.
    A list of sub-items will be displayed on a pop-up menu.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - menu icon

  7. Tap the option to Configure Mobile Hotspot.

    Doing so will launch the Configure screen wherein  you can select which type of security you want to use. The device password is also posted in this section.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - configure mobile hotspot

  8. Scroll down to Security then tap on the drop-down (arrow-down) to view available options.

    A drop-down list of security types will appear.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - security type dropdown

  9. To continue with this guide, let's select WPA2 PSK.

    Available security type may vary between wireless service providers.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - select security type

  10. After choosing the security type, tap the Password field then enter a new password.

    This will be the password to access your Mobile Hotspot.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - enter password

  11. Once you're done entering the password, tap Save.

    The Mobile Hotspot and password are now saved on your device.

    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - save password

  12. To start sharing your internet connection via Mobile Hotspot, tap the Mobile Hotspot switch to enable the feature.

    If prompted, read and review the message prompt and then tap OK to turn off Wi-Fi on your Galaxy S20.


    set up mobile hotspot on galaxy s20 - activate mobile hotspot switch

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy s20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

When connecting to the galaxy s20 Mobile Hotspot on your other devices, enable Wi-Fi and find the name of your mobile hotspot network. It should appear in the list of available Wi-Fi network to connect to. Just make sure you have the password ready because you will need that to join and connect to the network.

Mobile Hotspot is among the built-in features of many modern smartphones. This means that it comes preinstalled on your device. It may have some variations on how it’s labeled on a certain device but it does the same thing that is to enable Wi-Fi internet sharing.

Extra fees and charges for using Mobile Hotspot may vary between carriers and on what type of monthly plan you’re subscribed to.

If your account is not provisioned to have the Mobile Hotspot feature, talk to your wireless service provider for further assistance. 

If you’re on a postpaid plan, Mobile Hotspot is already included. If you’re on prepaid plans, the feature may not be included in your plan likely because your account is not eligible to add the feature.

The number of devices that can be connected to a Mobile Hotspot simultaneously is up to 10 (depending on the device). This service is available anywhere for as long as you have 4G LTE or 3G service. You can also use Mobile Hotspot when traveling abroad, for as long as you have a connection to your carrier’s 4G LTE network. However, data charges will be applied.

Once you have successfully set up Mobile Hotspot, you can start connecting your other devices to your galaxy s20 Mobile Hotspot. The process is actually similar to how you connect to any Wi-Fi network on your phone. 

Moreover, your galaxy s20 must have sufficient power because using this feature also drains the battery.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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