How To Use Galaxy S7 As A Mobile Hotspot

For those that own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, you may want to know how to use the mobile hotspot feature. TheGalaxy S7 hotspot feature is great for when you’re not at home want to connect to the Internet.

It’s a smart idea to setup the Galaxy S7 as a mobile hotspot is also great for when there is a bad public Wifi connection. The new battery life on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is great for using the mobile hotspot feature since the Galaxy battery can last for hours.

To be able to use the Galaxy S7 hotspot, you first need to set up Hotspot on the Galaxy S7. This process is not hard to do and below we’ll explain how to use the mobile hotspot and how to change the security password on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

 

How to turn the Galaxy S7 into a wireless hotspot:

  1. Turn on the Galaxy S7.
  2. Go to the Notification Settings, by swiping down on the Home screen.
  3. In the top right corner of the screen, select on Settings.
  4. Browse for Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot and select it.
  5. Then select on Mobile Hotspot.
  6. Change the On/Off toggle to ON.
  7. Select OK on the Attention screen advising you that WiFi will be turned off.
  8. Follow the directions at the bottom of the screen to connect another device to your Galaxy S7.

 

How to change the password and security type for wireless hotspot

It’s standard for the Samsung Galaxy S7 to add a password to the mobile hotspot feature. It also defaults to WPA2 for security. Follow the steps below to change these settings:

  1. Turn on the Galaxy S7.
  2. Go to the Notification Settings, by swiping down on the Home screen.
  3. In the top right corner of the screen, select on Settings.
  4. Browse for Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot and select it.
  5. Then select on Mobile Hotspot.
  6. Select on the three dots to view more options.
  7. Select Configure.
  8. Change the password and select Save.

 

It’s important to note that some data plans don’t offer mobile hotspot unless you upgrade to that service. After you have followed the instructions above and you see that Mobile Hotspot not working on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, then it’s recommended that you contact your wireless carrier to see if you can get a compatible data plan.

 

 

 

 

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