Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Android 11.0

I can't use my Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Android 11.0 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

Cause 2 of 2: Wi-Fi hotspot isn't used correctly

To use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you need to turn on Wi-Fi hotspot and establish a connection from the other device to your phone's Wi-Fi hotspot.

Solution: See how to use the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 1 of 14

Find "Configure"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 14

Find "Configure"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 14

Find "Configure"

Press Connections.

Step 4 of 14

Find "Configure"

Press Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.

Step 5 of 14

Find "Configure"

Press Mobile Hotspot.

Step 6 of 14

Find "Configure"

Press Configure.

Step 7 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Network name" and key in the required name.

Step 8 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press Security.

Step 9 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press WPA2-Personal to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 10 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.

Step 11 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press Save.

Step 12 of 14

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator below "Mobile Hotspot" to turn on the function.

Step 13 of 14

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Step 14 of 14

Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.

1 Find "Configure"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Connections.
Press Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
Press Mobile Hotspot.
Press Configure.

2 Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Network name" and key in the required name.
Press Security.
Press WPA2-Personal to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.
The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.
Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.
Press Save.

3 Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator below "Mobile Hotspot" to turn on the function.

4 Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

5 Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

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