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How to Use Samsung Galaxy S6 As Mobile Hotspot

Posted by RecomHub on April 6, 2015
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Sometimes when you’re not at home, and want to have other devices connect to the Internet, the best option is to use the Galaxy S6 Hotspot to allow these devices to get Internet access. Setting up the Galaxy S6 as a mobile hotspot is also great for when there is a bad public Wifi connection.
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To be able to use the Galaxy S6 hotspot, you first need to set up Hotspot on the Galaxy S6. 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 S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
 
How to turn the Samsung Galaxy S6 into a wireless hotspot:
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  1. Turn on the Galaxy S6.
  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 S6.

 
 

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How to change the password and security type for wireless hotspot on the Galaxy S6
It’s standard for the Samsung Galaxy S6 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 S6.
  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 S6 or Galaxy S6 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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