Mobile hotspots are a great solution to help you keep connecting while you’re on the trip, without paying the fee for the hotel’s Wi-Fi. Depending on your current carrier, the smartphone supporting 4G LTE is much faster than home internet, which brings you a faster speed connection.
It’s called a mobile hotspot, or tethering, but they come with the same function. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there are some different ways to use your device hotspot, including one that uses the USB Type-C charging cable. Here is how to turn your Note 8 into a mobile hotspot.
How To Turn Galaxy Note 8 Into Mobile Hotspot
But before starting, keep in mind that some carriers will require an extra monthly fee for the hotspot function. Furthermore, you should be careful about using your hotspot as it can easily eat up the entire 5GB monthly data plan just in a day.
- Launch the Settings app on your home screen, or pull down the notification bar and then tap on the gear-shaped settings button.
- Next, tap on Connections
- Now, scroll down and choose Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
- Finally, choose Mobile Hotspot
Before you start using the hotspot, ensure you have already changed the name and use a password. Now, tap on the switch to enable your hotspot.
- Now, it will verify if your mobile plan has the hotspot feature, and you can then start using a Wi-Fi connection.
- Next, simply follow the on-screen instructions to connect other devices to your Note 8
After turning on the hotspot, let it authorize, then you set up the name and password. Once you’ve enabled the hotspot, connect the newly created Wi-Fi of your Note 8 on other phones, laptop, computer…etc.
It’s also a good idea to hit the three dots at the top corner and choose Timeout settings. Then select the time you want your Galaxy Note 8 to keep the hotspot turned on when it is not in use. Doing this will save your data and battery life.
After setting up for the first time, you’ll have quick access to the feature whenever you want.
Also see: How To Fix Wi-Fi Issues On Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Use Galaxy Note 8 Tethering (USB Type-C)
Similar to the Wi-Fi hotspot, you can also use your Galaxy Note 8 to share the internet and data connection via the USB port from the same settings menu under USB Tethering. It comes with a faster connection, and more secure, but you will need to share it through a cable right to a laptop.
- Launch the Settings app on your Home screen and then tap on Connections
- Scroll down and choose Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
- Choose USB Tethering
This method comes with the same function as the mobile hotspot. Simply turn it on and plug your USB Type-C cable into your computer and your Note 8. If you are using Mac, go to Network Preferences> set up USB Tethering as the network option. For Windows, there will be a small pop-up, prompting you to connect to a network and your device has to download and install some drivers. After that, connect your Note 8 and use it as a source of internet access.
These are two common ways to use your Galaxy Note 8as a mobile hotspot. Feel free to leave the common below.