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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.
    • Wi‑Fi hotspot: share your mobile data connection with up to 10 other devices simultaneously, including devices that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup technology.
    • 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 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 > Bluetooth > Paired 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 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 button) and tap the Wi‑Fi hotspot switch 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 Wi‑Fi 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 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.
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