Hotspot has become a key function of all mobile phones. Hotspots typically use Wi-Fi technology on smartphones. It is also known as WiFi Hotspot on Android phones or personal hotspot on iPhone. If you are using a Samsung phone, you can refer to this guide to set up and use the mobile hotspot on Samsung phones. When you have turned on Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung, other people, smartphone or computer users, can use your device as an Internet access point using mobile Hotspot. Other devices can connect to your Samsung phone via Wi-fi and have access to the Internet via your mobile network. In this article, we will show you how to set up WiFi Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and share your mobile data or internet access with other mobile phone users, share files and documents between Samsung phones and other phone users via Wi-Fi hotspot.
How to Setup Wi-Fi Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime?
From the Home screen of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, touch to open Settings >> Tethering and Mobile hotspot, you will then see a screen like below.
Touch the check box besides Portable WLAN hotspot or Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to enable Portable WLAN hotspot or Portable Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime mobile phone. If you like to change or edit Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, tap Configure portable Wi-Fi hotspot, you will get a new window as below.
Here you can change the Network SSID and password of your Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime phone. You need to remember the hotspot ID and password which you will need later. If you can’t remember the password, tap the Show password option to display the password above.
Enable Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime – Video demo
How to connect to Samsung Wi-Fi Hotspot from Android, iPhone, other phones or computers?
Now you have set up the Wi-fi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime phone. Anyone with your Wi-fi hotspot name and its password can connect to your Samsung phone via Wi-fi and have access to the Internet via your mobile network or cellular data. For example, an iPhone users can go to Settings on iPhone, then choose Wi-Fi, slide to turn on Wi-Fi, he or she will find your hotspot ID, the Network SSID as shown in above screenshot. Choose to connect to your Samsung hotspot, then a password required screen displays, input your Samsung hotspot password, after that the iPhone will be connected to Samsung phone through Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung mobile phone.
Share internet connection between Samsung phone and other phones or computer via Wi-Fi hotspot
When you have set up the Wi-fi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy phone, our Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is just like the wireless router, people can connect their Android phones, iPhone, Windows phone or computers to the wi-fi hotspot on your Samsung phone to access the internet. Make sure to enable mobile data or cellular data on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime mobile phone first, so others can access the internet, browse websites, check email, etc. Do not share your mobile data or internet connection with many people or devices unless you have unlimited data plan.
Share files and documents between Samsung phone and other phones or computer via Wi-Fi hotspot
When you do not have a regular Wi-Fi network or internet connection, you can also set up Wi-Fi hotspot on Samsung Galaxy phone, then connect other phones or PC to Samsung phone Wi-Fi hotspot for data exchange or file transfer. It is a greater alternative to Bluetooth data exchange between mobile phones. See below guide to send files between Samsung and computer via Wi-fi hotspot.
Enable Wifi hotspot on iPhone and other Android phones
You can also share iPhone mobile data with Android or other phones, see how to set up Wi-fi hotspot on iPhone here, and this step-by-step guide to enable Wi-Fi hotspot on Xiaomi & Redmi phones, just to name a few. In fact you can find this feature on almost all modern smartphones, such as Samsung, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Redmi, LG, HTC, Nexus, Motorola, and many more.