Are you wondering if you can use your Samsung Note 8 as an internet hotspot?
A hotspot can be used just like Wi-Fi, connect your device to it and you can use the internet.
The only difference is that a Wi-Fi connection is wireless and uses radio frequencies to connect to a device; a hotspot is served by an access point and connects devices using Wi-Fi.
In the case of a slow internet issue, it is always advised to switch to a hotspot connected, you can also use your smartphone for that.
But, what about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, can it be used as a hotspot too? Find out everything below.
Can Samsung Note 8 Be A Hotspot?
The short answer is yes, Samsung Note 8 can be a hotspot.
The same thing applies to most smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy catalog.
As long you have mobile data turned on, and subscribed to a data plan depending on your service provider or phone carrier, it is very to activate the hotspot feature on most Samsung smartphones.
How To Turn On Hotspot On Samsung Galaxy Note 8 And Other Models
To turn on the hotspot on your Samsung Note 8 smartphone, you will need to have an active mobile data or internet plan.
Mobile data or internet plans defer from country to country, as also service providers; find out how yours works in your location and subscribe to it.
After that, you can go ahead and turn on the hotspot, connect any device you want to and that’s it.
1. Subscribe to a mobile data/internet plan
First things first, you will need to buy a mobile internet plan.
Without it, you will not be able to connect to the internet using the other device you want to hotspot to.
To do this, look up the official website of your service provider or carriers for information on getting a mobile data plan for your Samsung smartphone.
However, here are the links to the official website of some popular service providers or phone carriers:
- Verizon: https://www.verizon.com/
- Mint Mobile: https://www.mintmobile.com/
- Visible: https://www.visible.com/
- MTN: https://www.mtn.com/
- AT&T: https://www.att.com/
- T-Mobile: https://www.t-mobile.com/
2. Turn on “Mobile Hotspot”
The next thing to do is to turn on Mobile Hotspot on your Samsung Note 8 smartphone.
To do this, go to the Settings app, tap on “Connections” and then scroll to “Data usage” and tap on it.
Next, tap on the Data saver and turn it off; doing this will allow other devices to use your Samsung as a hotspot.
Finally, close the Settings app, open it again and tap on “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering” and turn on “Mobile Hotspot”.
3. Connect the other device to your Samsung Note 8
After turning on Mobile Hotspot, you will need to connect the device you want to send the internet connection to.
To do this, turn on the Wi-Fi connection on the second device, find your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from the list of available connections, and tap on it.
If a password is required, you can find it on your Samsung Note 8’s “Mobile Hotspot” settings.
And that is how you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and other Samsung smartphones as a hotspot.
The mobile hotspot on most Samsung smartphones is compatible with almost every device even smart TVs as long as they support Wi-Fi connections.
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