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How to setup your Samsung Galaxy S5 hotspot

Being able to turn your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot can be very useful. But before you start this tutorial ensure that your carrier supports the hotspot functionality. By default some require a specific data plan or enabling on their end.

This step by step tutorial should have you up and running within minutes. You don’t need any third party applications, just the software your S5 came with. Anyways, lets get started!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hotspot Method

  • The first thing you need to do is get to your settings screen. This can be done by simply swiping your finger down the top of your screen.
  • Select the gear icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  • With the Settings screen open, find the option  called Tether and Wi-Fi hospot and open it.
  • Select Mobile Hotspot.
  • Now select the option Tethering & portable hotspot.
  • Now slide the option in the top right corner to On.
  • Hit OK on the attention window.
  • That’s it you now have your Galaxy S5 setup as a hotspot!

But what about enabling security on your wireless hotspot? If you would like to enable a password on your hotspot, follow the steps below.

  • First navigate back to the Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot menu like we did earlier.
  • Tap three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select Configure.
  • On this screen you are going to configure a few different settings, follow the steps below.
    • Under Network SSID type in a network name that you want to associate your Galaxy S5 with.
    • Under Security select WPA2 PSK as it is the most secure encryption method available.
    • Under Password use something you can remember, and don’t mind sharing with other people if you plan on giving other people access to your hotspot in the future.
    • Press Save.
  • That’s it you have now enabled security on your Wi-Fi hotspot!
Samsung Galaxy S5 Hotspot
Locate the Tethering and Wi-FI hotspot option to begin the setup.

Still having issues setting up your Samsung Galaxy S5 hotspot?

There are numerous reasons as to why you can’t setup your hotspot properly, here are a few of them.

  • Ensure that your data plan supports this function, some providers disable this depending on your plan or require enabling on their end.
  • You have already reached your data cap for the month.
  • There is a third party application interfering with the native hotspot application.

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