How To Use LG G5 Mobile Hotspot Feature

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In most cases, if you’re not at home and want to use the Internet on devises that don’t have Internet data, the best option is to use the LG G5 Hotspot to allow these devices to get Internet access. Setting up the LG G5 as a mobile hotspot is also great for when there is a bad public Wifi connection and you want a secure connection to the Internet.

The battery life on the LG G5 is great for being able to use the most out of the mobile hotspot feature, since the LG G5 battery will last for a long time. To be able to use the LG G5 hotspot, you first need to set up Hotspot on the LG G5. 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 LG G5.

 

How to turn the LG G5 into a wireless hotspot:

  1. Turn on the LG G5.
  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 LG G5.

 

How to change the password and security type for hotspot on the LG G5

It’s standard for the LG G5 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 LG G5.
  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 LG G5, then it’s recommended that you contact your wireless carrier to see if you can get a compatible data plan.



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