How to turn on Galaxy Note10+ Mobile Hotspot

Your Galaxy Note10+ has a lot of features and one of the more useful ones is its capability to be used as a router by enabling Mobile Hotspot. This can come handy if you want to share your internet connection with other wireless devices. In this brief guide, we’ll show you how to use Mobile Hotspot on your Galaxy Note10+ as well as how to turn it off automatically on its own to save battery and data.

IMPORTANT: Mobile Hotspot feature uses your mobile data. This means that you can incur huge data bill if your subscription is limited and expensive. Talk to your network operator first to know if they’ll recommend that you use mobile hotspot.

Also, even if you have an unlimited data subscription with your carrier, it does not necessarily mean that you can share your internet connection. If you can’t activate mobile hotspot with our steps below, contact your carrier for advice.

How to turn on Galaxy Note10+ Mobile Hotspot

The first step that you want to do is to turn on Mobile Hotspot. Follow these steps to do that:


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Tap Connections.
  4. Enable Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

How to use Galaxy Note10 Mobile Hotspot (steps to set it up)

Once Mobile Hotspot has been enabled, you then need to configure it. This means that you can change the name and password of the Mobile Hotspot, hide the network, select a type of password security, allow it under Power Saving Mode, or use Protect Management Frames. Follow the steps below to configure Mobile Hotspot.

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Tap Connections.
  4. Enable Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  5. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  6. Tap More options (three dots at the upper right).
  7. Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot.
  8. Change the Network name.
  9. Tap on Hide my device (if you want that). By hiding your device, you’ll have to manually enter the network details on the device you’re trying to connect to your Mobile Hotspot. Otherwise, just skip this.
  10. Select Security type.
  11. Create a password.
  12. Use Power Saving Mode (optional).
  13. Use PMF (optional).
  14. Afterwards, hit SAVE.
  15. You should know if Mobile Hotspot is active because there’s an icon for it at the notification bar.

In order for a device to use your newly created Mobile Hotspot, it must be connected to it just like when trying to connect to any wifi. Just select the name of your Mobile Hotspot and password and everything should be good.

Use Timeout when using Mobile Hotspot

If you tend to forget things, we highly recommend that you set a certain period when Mobile Hotspot turns off on its own. This is to prevent you from incurring unnecessary data charges as well as to prevent battery from draining faster. Mobile Hotspot functionality is a demanding in terms of power compared to regular wifi since your phone uses mobile data and acting as a router as well. It manages a more things than when you’re using regular wifi so it’s more taxing to the system. To allow mobile hotspot to turn off automatically in case you forget it, follow these steps:

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  4. Turn on Mobile Hotspot.
  5. Tap More settings icon at the upper right (three-dots).
  6. Tap Timeout settings.
  7. Select the timeout setting you want.

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