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Sharing your mobile data connection

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.

To use your device as a portable hotspot

  1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Hotspot & tethering > Portable hotspot.
  2. Tap the switch at the top of the list to enable the function.

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 N-Marks of each device touch, then tap CONNECT.

Note

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

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