How to Enable Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot on Windows 10 Mobile

Today, we have good mobile internet connections in the form of 3G and 4G LTE and these are capable of providing high speed internet on your phones. These connections are useful when you are on the move and another useful feature of smartphones is that you can share your Internet connection by creating a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Windows 10 Mobile also features this option to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot and in this article we will show you how to do it.

First unlock your phone, swipe down the notification center and you will see the option “Mobile Hotspot”. Click on this option and it will take you to the hotspot settings. In case you are not seeing the option, open settings-> Network and Wireless-> Mobile Hotspot.


The Mobile Hotspot option will provide you access to create a hotspot. Turn on the option and you can see your phone coming as a Wi-Fi connection on other devices. You can share connection over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.


If you want to change the SSID (the Wi-Fi name) and the password, click the edit button at the bottom. Here you will be able to add your own name and password.

At the end you have toggle button which says “Allow another device to turn on mobile hotspot. Both devices must have Bluetooth turned on and be paired” . A classic example is the ShareIt app which uses Mobile Hotspot to transfer wiles for faster transfer. So now, when ShareIt gets their app on Windows 10 Mobile, they won’t have to prompt uses to manually turn hotspot on and connect. It will be automated.

Similarly, Bluetooth also has an option which lets bluetooth devices switch WIFI hotspot to Bluetooth Hotspot for instant internet sharing.

Here is a quick video tutorial you can watch in action:

Now you can connect other Wi-Fi enabled devices to your phone and it will share the internet connection on your phone to other devices.

Nirmal is a big fan of Windows phone ever since it was released. He started off with Nokia Lumia 800 and then got the Lumia 920. Presently he owns the Lumia 730 and Lumia 930.


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