How to Set Up Galaxy S20 Mobile Hotspot

Need help setting up your Samsung Galaxy S20 mobile hotspot? If so, then feel free to refer to this simple walk-through.

Modern smartphones like Samsung’s newest flagship handset — the Galaxy S20 do support mobile hotspot or portable hotspot. Mobile hotspot is a smartphone feature that allows you to share the phone’s cellular data. Read on to find out how to use this feature on your new Samsung Galaxy S20.

Mobile Hotspot plays a vital role when Wi-Fi networks are not available. With this feature enabled, you would still be able to connect to the Internet on your smartphone via cellular data connection. That connection can then be shared with other devices including nearby laptops, tablets, and other portable devices that support tethering features.

Important note:

The use of mobile hotspot may also denote extra charges to your account unless you’re on an unlimited data plan. For more details regarding mobile data charges, talk to your carrier beforehand.

How to set up Galaxy S20 mobile hotspot

Time Needed : 2 minutes

The following steps will walk you through enabling mobile hotspot on your Samsung Galaxy S20 for internet data or Wi-Fi connection sharing/tethering. To make it more comprehensive, I’ve also included individual screenshots depicting the contextual instruction. You may start whenever you’re ready to set up a mobile hotspot and start tethering with your Galaxy S20.

  1. Swipe up from the Home screen to open the Apps screen.

    Alternatively, you can swipe down from the top of the screen to launch the Settings icon on the notification panel.

    home screen-notification panel-galaxy s20

  2. Next, tap on Settings.

    Doing so will launch the Settings app with its sub-menu options.

    open settings app galaxy s20 - connect to wifi

  3. Tap Connections.

    This will pull up a new screen containing network connectivity features and relevant options.

    set up galaxy s20 mobile hotspot - settings connections menu

  4. Scroll down to and then tap on Mobile Hotspot and tethering.

    A new screen with the mobile hotspot toggle and relevant information will show up next.

    set up galaxy s20 mobile hotspot - mobile hotspot and tethering menu

  5. Tap the Mobile Hotspot switch to turn the feature ON. If prompted, read and review the message prompt then tap OK to confirm.

    Doing so enables mobile hotspot and turns your Galaxy S20 into a Wi-Fi access point. This means that your phone’s internet connection (mobile data or Wi-Fi connection) can now be shared to other 10 devices.

    set up galaxy s20 mobile hotspot - mobile hotspot switch

  6. Make necessary configurations to your phone's mobile hotspot settings.

    After turning on the mobile hotspot switch, you will see necessary information as depicted on the following images. Relevant options are also available for you to modify including hotspot password and auto hotspot feature.

    set up galaxy s20 mobile hotspot - mobile hotspot - auto hotspot feature

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
  • Galaxy S20


Other Wi-Fi services are disabled when Mobile Hotspot is enabled.

Your Galaxy S20 mobile hotspot can also be configured according to your preferences. This can be done through the menu option located on the top-right corner of the Mobile Hotspot screen. You can manage and edit the network name, password and other information for your mobile hotspot through this menu. In addition, you can manage the timeout settings and set how long to wait before turning off mobile hotspot when there are no connected devices.

And that covers everything in this guide. Please keep posted for more comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks on how to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices.

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