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    Sharing your mobile data connection

    Arrow left Xperia 10 support overview

    You can share your mobile data connection with other devices in several ways.

    • Portable hotspot: share your mobile data connection via Wi-Fi with up to 10 other devices simultaneously.
    • One-touch portable hotspot: touch devices to start sharing your mobile connection over Wi-Fi.
    • USB tethering: share your mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable.
    • Bluetooth tethering: share your mobile data connection with up to four other devices via Bluetooth.

    To share your data connection using a USB cable

    1. Connect your device to a computer using the USB cable.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering.
    3. Tap the USB tethering switch, then tap OK if prompted. (USB sharing icon) is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
    4. To stop sharing your data connection, tap the USB tethering switch or disconnect the USB cable.

    Note

    You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same time.

    To share your mobile connection by One-touch portable hotspot

    1. Make sure that both devices have the NFC function turned on, and that both screens are active.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering.
    3. Tap One-touch portable hotspot.
    4. Hold the devices together so that the NFC detection areas of each device touch, then tap CONNECT.

    Note

    This function only works with devices that also support NFC Wi-Fi tethering.

    To share your mobile data connection with another Bluetooth device

    1. Make sure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are paired with each other and that mobile data traffic is activated on your device.
    2. Your device: Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering. Tap the Bluetooth tethering switch to enable the function.
    3. Bluetooth device: Set up the device so that it obtains its network connection using Bluetooth. If the device is a computer, refer to the relevant instructions to complete the setup. If the device runs on the Android operating system, tap the settings icon beside the name of the device that it is paired with under Settings > Device connection > Previously connected devices, then tap the Internet access switch.
    4. Your device: Wait for (Bluetooth tethering icon) and (Bluetooth tethering icon) to appear in the status bar. Once these icons appear, the setup is complete.
    5. Tap the Bluetooth tethering switch again to disable the function.

    Note

    The Bluetooth tethering function is turned off every time you turn off your device or turn off the Bluetooth function.

    To use your device as a portable hotspot

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering.
    2. Tap Portable hotspot > Configure hotspot.
    3. Enter the Network name information.
    4. To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
    5. Tap SAVE.
    6. Tap the switch at the top of the list to enable the function.
    7. If prompted, tap OK to confirm. (Tethering icon) appears in the status bar when the portable hotspot is active.
    8. To stop sharing your data connection via Wi-Fi, tap the Portable hotspot switch to disable the function.

    To rename or secure your Portable Hotspot

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering.
    2. Tap Portable hotspot > Configure hotspot.
    3. Enter the Network name information.
    4. To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
    5. Tap SAVE.

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