How to Enable Hotspot on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry

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We wrote about easy ways to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot earlier, and some readers asked us how to turn their smartphones into a hotspot. As it turns out, it’s much simpler than turning your laptop into a hotspot and all mobile operating systems come with one-click methods of doing this very easily.

However, some telecom operators may not allow you to create a hotspot. They might restrict it if you are on a plan that allows high data usage or they may not enable this feature unless requested. So if you don’t see these options, try getting in touch with your operator.

Here’s how to turn your phone or tablet into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Here’s how to share your mobile Internet connection on iOS devices – will work for both iPhone and iPad.

1. Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > On.

2. Enter a password.

3. Now you’ll see a Wi-Fi network on other devices, which you can connect to easily.

4. The name of this Wi-Fi network is the name of your phone. You can change it by going to Settings > General > About > Name.

5. By default, iOS devices use the fairly secure WPA2-PSK encryption on Wi-Fi hotspots.



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