How To Share Galaxy Z Fold 4 Internet Connection

Do you want to share your phone’s internet connection to other Wi-Fi capable devices? Your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is capable of sharing its mobile data connection using its mobile hotspot feature, using Bluetooth tethering, or even using USB tethering.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a premium Android phone that can be used as a regular smartphone or as a small tablet thanks to its foldable display form factor. This is an ideal device to own for people who want a powerful device that can multitask with ease. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

How do I share Internet on my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?

share Internet on my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

There will be instances when you will be in a place with no Wi-Fi connection available and the only way to connect to the internet is by using a mobile data connection. If you are in this situation and you need to get your laptop online, then the best way to do this is to share your Samsung Galaxy device internet connection to your laptop. You can do this by using the mobile data hotspot feature of your phone, through Bluetooth tethering, or by USB tethering.

Turn on mobile hotspot of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 from Quick Settings panel

When turning on the mobile hotspot feature of your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 device it will act as a wireless router. Other Wi-Fi capable devices can search it and detect it as a Wi-Fi hotspot. With the correct password these devices can use your phone internet connection to go online.

Open the quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the Home screen.

Find and then tap to turn on the Mobile Hotspot icon.

Managing the mobile hotspot settings of your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

It’s not enough that you turn on the mobile hotspot feature of your phone. You should configure it by creating a unique network name and setting a password as well as network band to increase its security. All of these can be done from the Settings app.

Open the Settings app.

Tap Connections. A list of all built-in connectivity features will load up next.

Find and tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap Mobile Hotspot to access and manage your phone’s hotspot settings.

Tap to turn on the Mobile Hotspot switch.

Tap Configure to edit or manage the SSID and password.

Enter a network name.

Enter a Password.

Choose a band that most of your devices can connect to. In this case, you can choose 2.4 GHz.

Tap Save to save all the changes.

Changing Mobile hotspot timeout settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Using a mobile hotspot will use up a considerable amount of battery life. In order to minimize the battery drain issues you should set up the timeout settings of your mobile hotspot so that it turns off when no one is using it.

Open the Settings app.

Tap Connections.

Tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap Mobile Hotspot.

Tap Configure.

Tap Advanced.

Tap Turn off when no device connected for.

Select the desired amount of time before the hotspot turns off.

Share internet connection using Bluetooth

Another way to share the internet of your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is by using the Bluetooth connection. This works if the other device that needs to connect to your phone also has a Bluetooth feature.

Open Settings app.

Tap Connections.

Find and tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap the switch next to Bluetooth tethering.

Pair your Samsung phone with another device you want to share your connection with.

Share internet connection using USB tethering

You can also share your phone internet using a USB cord.

Download and install the Samsung USB drivers to your computer. To do this just plug the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 into your computer using the USB charging cable that came with your phone. The drivers should install automatically.

Navigate to Settings of your phone.

Search for and select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Tap the switch next to USB tethering.

The USB tethering service will only be available is your phone is connected to a computer or another device. This option will be grayed out if no device is found.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I reset network settings on my Samsung Galaxy Z phone?

    Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Z Fold 4.
    Scroll down to and tap General management.
    Tap Reset to view the reset options.
    Tap Reset network settings.
    Tap Reset settings and if prompted, enter your security lock.
    Tap Reset to proceed with the network settings reset.

  2. How do I toggle airplane mode on my Galaxy Z Fold phone?

    From a Home screen, swipe up to access the apps screen.
    Tap Settings.
    Tap Connections.
    Tap Airplane Mode switch to turn on.
    Wait for a minute then tap Airplane Mode switch again to turn off.

  3. How do I factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Z phone?

    Turn off your Samsung Galaxy device.
    Simultaneously press and hold the Volume up and side buttons until the device vibrates and the Android Recovery screen appears then release all buttons. Allow up to 30 seconds for the recovery screen to appear.
    From the Android Recovery screen, select Wipe data/factory reset. You can use the volume buttons to cycle through the available options and the side key to select.
    Select Factory data reset. Allow several seconds for the factory data reset to complete.
    Select Reboot system now. Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.

  4. Can other devices use my phone internet if my SIM card can't get a 5G connection?

    As long as your phone can get a mobile data connection then it can share the internet however the speed will be slow.

  5. Can other users automatically connect to my phone's internet connection?

    They must first know the network name and password before they can connect. It's best to make sure that the setting configuration is made before sharing your phone internet.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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