Want to share your Internet connection with your laptop or another device?
You can turn your phone into a mobile hotspot by sharing your cellular data connection over
Wi-Fi enabled devices can then use your shared data connection to connect to the Internet.
- To share your cellular data connection, this feature must be enabled on your current phone plan. This is also known as tethering and often costs extra.
- When you and other people use the shared connection on another device, it uses data from your cellular data plan. Please be aware of any data limits you have on your plan, so you don't get charged extra.
On the Start screen, tap .
Sharing On/Off switch to turn Internet Sharing on.
setup, and then change these settings:
||Enter a name for your mobile hotspot. This is the name that other people will see and use to connect to your shared connection over
password required (WPA2) to set up your mobile hotspot as a secured network. Or select
none (open) to grant access to anyone.
||If you chose
password required (WPA2), enter a password that's required to connect to and use your shared connection.
Tap to save your settings.
When you tap the top of the screen to see the status bar, you'll see the Internet Sharing icon
while you're sharing your cellular data connection.