Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Android 7.0

I can't use my Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 7.0 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

Cause 1 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 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Press Connections.

Step 4 of 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Press Mobile hotspot and tethering.

Step 5 of 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Press Mobile hotspot.

Step 6 of 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Press the menu icon.

Step 7 of 16

Find "Configure Mobile hotspot"

Press Configure Mobile hotspot.

Step 8 of 16

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

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

Step 9 of 16

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the drop down list below "Security".

Step 10 of 16

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

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

Step 11 of 16

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

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

Step 12 of 16

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press SAVE.

Step 13 of 16

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator to turn on the function.

Step 14 of 16

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

If Wi-Fi is turned on, press OK.

Step 15 of 16

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Samsung Galaxy S8
Step 16 of 16

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 Mobile hotspot"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Connections.
Press Mobile hotspot and tethering.
Press Mobile hotspot.
Press the menu icon.
Press Configure Mobile hotspot.

2 Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Network name" and key in the required name.
Press the drop down list below "Security".
Press WPA2 PSK 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 to turn on the function.
If Wi-Fi is turned on, press OK.

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 S8