Galaxy A20 Mobile Hotspot Won’t Work! Here’s The Fix!

When the Galaxy A20 mobile hotspot won’t work the way it should, there’s a possibility that it’s just due to a minor firmware issue or you may need to do something about it for it to work again.

Network issues aren’t really that serious. Most of the time, you only need to do a couple of procedures to make your phone work perfectly again. However, in this post, we will guide you in troubleshooting your Galaxy A20.

We will try to determine the reason why the mobile hotspot no longer works like before, and that means we have to rule out some possibilities. If you’re having a similar issue, continue reading as we may be able to help you.

Fixing the Galaxy A20 Mobile Hotspot That’s Not Working

Time Needed : 25 minutes

The purpose of the mobile hotspot is to share your Internet connection. This virtually turns your phone into a portable router where other devices can connect. With that being said, before you troubleshoot your phone, make sure that it can connect to the Internet through mobile data because if not, then that’s the problem and you have to fix that first. But assuming the mobile data works, then this is what you should do:

  1. Perform the Forced Restart.

    This must be the first thing that you have to do because it’s possible that the problem is due to a minor firmware issue.

    Just press and hold the volume down button and the power key for 10 seconds or more. This will reboot the phone. Once the reboot is finished, enable mobile hotspot and see if it works this time.
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  2. Reset Galaxy A20 Network Settings.

    This procedure is very effective against network-related issues like this. It’s kind of a general troubleshooting procedure, so it covers everything including the mobile hotspot feature.

    What it does is reset all the network services, as well as delete all network connections in your phone. If the mobile hotspot failed out of the blue without apparent reason or cause, then this method might be able to fix it.

    Read the step-by-step guide we published on how to reset Galaxy A20 network settings so you’ll be guided accordingly.
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  3. Factory reset your phone.

    If the first and second procedures failed to fix your problem, then it’s time you do the factory reset. At this point, it’s safe to assume that the problem is not just with the network services of your phone but the firmware.

    When it comes to firmware issues, a factory reset is needed to fix them. However, you have to create a backup of your important files and data before you do that because they will be deleted. If you’re ready to reset your phone, then read our full guide on how to reset a Galaxy A20.
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  • Android 9
  • Galaxy A20

When the reset is finished, set up your phone as a new device. When everything is setup properly, make sure you have Internet connection through mobile data and then set up the mobile hotspot.

Some FAQs About Mobile Hotspot

At this point, we would like to address some of the questions asked by our readers.

Can I share by Wi-Fi connection using mobile hotspot?

No, you can’t. It’s virtually impossible, actually. When your Galaxy A20 is connected to the Internet through a Wi-Fi network and you enable mobile hotspot, it will lose connectivity because Wi-Fi will be disabled. That’s how your phone is setup.

Will mobile hotspot turn off by itself if not used?

Yes. By default, mobile hotspot will be automatically turned off after 20 minutes that it’s not used. But you can set it to never timeout as well, but that will, of course, drain the battery of your phone faster. You can also set it up to timeout after 5 minutes of waiting.

Will I be charged if I use the mobile hotspot?

Yes. Some service providers charge you separately for such service but most of them charge you depending on how much data you’ve actually used. If you have a limited plan, you might reach your monthly cap in just two weeks depending on how many devices connect to your Galaxy A20.

And that’s pretty much it, folks!

I hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you if your Galaxy A20 mobile hotspot won’t work.

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