If you want to share your Wi-Fi connection with another device, such as a laptop, tablet, or another phone, you can use your Android phone as a hotspot or tethering device. This way, you can use your phone’s mobile data to connect other devices to the internet. Here are the steps to do it:
Share a Wi-Fi connection by hotspot
- Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Hotspot. If you don’t find it, tap Edit and drag Hotspot into your Quick Settings. You can also find it in Settings > Network & Internet. (Take note that some Android phones may have Hotspot
- On the other device, open the list of Wi-Fi options and pick your phone’s hotspot name. Enter your phone’s hotspot password and click Connect.
- If you don’t want your hotspot to require a password, swipe down from the top of the screen, touch and hold Hotspot, and tap None under “Security.”
Share a Wi-Fi connection by tethering
- You can also share your Wi-Fi connection by tethering your phone to another device via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB cable. To choose how to tether, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & Tethering, and select Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB tethering.
- Follow the instructions on your screen to connect the other device to your phone.
Share your Wi-Fi password with a friend
If you have an Android device and don’t remember the password of your Wi-Fi connection at home, you can easily share it with others via a QR code.
- If you want to share your Wi-Fi password with a friend who has an Android or iOS device, you can use a QR code. Go to Settings > Network and Internet > Wi-Fi and tap on the settings cog next to your network.
- Tap the Share button and authenticate yourself. A screen should come up with a QR code, the name of the Wi-Fi network, and the password.
- When your friend points their camera at the QR code, it’ll prompt them to join the network.
Sharing your Wi-Fi connection on an Android phone is easy and quick. You can use it to connect other devices to the internet or share your password with a friend. Just remember to turn off your hotspot or tethering when you’re done with them to save battery life.
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