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With a smartphone
Creating a hotspot, or portable Wi-Fi area from your smartphone, can be useful when synchronizing. Especially, if you don't have access to a Wi-Fi network or a portable router, you can use a third cell phone to create a hotspot and create a network to which other devices can connect and sync.
You cannot create a hotspot and sync at the same time, so you will need an extra phone to create the hotspot.
To create a hotspot, follow the steps below:
- 1.Turn off Mobile Data on your phone. Details will vary for each phone, but Mobile Data settings can usually be found in the Quick Settings menu, which can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen. Click the switch to disable Mobile Data.
- 2.On the main screen of your mobile, click on Settings
- 3.Click Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and turn it on using the toggle
- 4.Click Set up portable Wi-Fi hotspot and edit or review the password and hotspot name (SSID). You can view the password by clickingView.
- 1.On the main screen of your mobile, click on Settings
- 2.Click Wi-Fi. Activate it and check the list of Available networks
- 3.If the hotspot network created does not appear, click Refresh
- 4.Click on the hotspot network created and enter the password
- 5.Click Connect. The connection will start shortly
With this method, you can share your phone's mobile data with up to 10 devices using a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Important note: Make sure to turn off Mobile Data on the phone that creates the hotspot.
Your telephone company may charge additional fees for using this feature.
Some of these steps only work on Android 9 and later versions.