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    Sharing your mobile data connection

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

    • USB tethering: share your mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable.
    • Portable hotspot: share your mobile data connection with up to 10 other devices simultaneously, including devices that support WPS technology.
    • One-touch portable hotspot: touch devices to start sharing your mobile connection over ‎Wi-Fi .
    • 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 that came with it.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering.
    3. Tap the USB tethering slider, 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 slider or disconnect the USB cable.

    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. Hold the devices together so that the NFC detection areas of each device touch, then tap CONNECT.

    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 slider 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 > Bluetooth > Paired devices, then mark the Internet access checkbox.
    4. Your device: Wait for Bluetooth tethering icon to appear in the status bar. Once it appears, the setup is complete.
    5. Tap the Bluetooth tethering slider again to disable the function.

    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 Wi-Fi hotspot

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering.
    2. Tap Portable hotspot settings > 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 Back icon and tap the Portable hotspot slider to enable the function.
    7. If prompted, tap OK to confirm. Tethering icon appears in the status bar when the portable ‎Wi-Fi hotspot is active.
    8. To stop sharing your data connection via ‎Wi-Fi , tap the Portable hotspot slider to disable the function.

    To allow a ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported device to use your mobile data connection

    1. Make sure that your device is functioning as a portable ‎Wi-Fi hotspot.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering > Portable hotspot settings.
    3. Under Configure hotspot, make sure that your portable hotspot is secured by a password.
    4. Tap WPS Push Button, then follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, tap Menu icon > WPS PIN Entry, then enter the PIN that appears on the ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported device.

    To rename or secure your Portable Hotspot

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