Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Mobile Hotspot Settings

To configure Mobile Hotspot settings (e.g., password, allowed devices, etc.), view this info.

Allowed Devices
Configure Mobile Hotspot
Timeout Settings

Allowed Devices

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections Connections settings icon > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  3. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Allowed Devices.
  4. Tap Allowed devices only to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
    Note When on, only devices added to the list can connect.
  5. Perform any of the following:
    • To add a device:
      1. Tap Add.
      2. Enter the Device name and MAC address then tap Add.
      3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as necessary. When finished, tap the Back icon Back icon (lower-right)
    • To remove a device:
      1. Tap Delete.
      2. Select the device(s).
        Note Device is marked for deletion when checked.
        NoteTo select all devices, tap All (upper-left).
      3. Tap Delete.

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Configure Mobile Hotspot

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections Connections settings icon > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
    Note Mobile Hotspot must be switched on Switch on to access settings.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Configure Mobile Hotspot.
  5. Configure any of the following:
    • Network name (SSID)
    • Hide my phone
      Note On when a check mark is present.
    • Security
      Note This option can be Open or WPA2 PSK.
    • Password
    • Power saving mode
      Note This option reduces battery usage, adjusting to data traffic.
      Note On when a check mark is present.
  6. Tap Save.

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Timeout Settings

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections Connections settings icon > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
    Note Mobile Hotspot must be switched on Switch on to access settings.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Timeout settings.
    NoteSets how long before the hotspot will turn off after no activity.
  5. Select an option (e.g., Never time out, 5 minutes, etc.).

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