Mobile Hotspot Settings - Samsung Galaxy Note8

To configure your Mobile Hotspot, determine who can connect to it and set how long before it turns off after no activity, view this info..

Allowed Devices
Configure Mobile Hotspot
Timeout Settings

 

Allowed Devices

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) then tap Allowed devices.
  5. Tap Allowed devices only to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
    Note When on, only devices add to the list can connect.
  6. Perform any of the following:
  • To add a device:
    1. Tap ADD (upper-right).
    2. Enter the Phone name and MAC address then tap ADD.
  • To remove a device:
    1. Tap DELETE (upper-right).
    2. Select the device(s).
      Note Device is marked for deletion when a check mark is present.
      Note To select all devices, tap All (upper-left).
    3. Tap DELETE.

 

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Configure Mobile Hotspot

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) then tap Configure Mobile Hotspot.
  5. Configure the any of the following.
    • Network name
    • Hide my phone
      Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Security
      • Open
      • WPA2 PSK
    • Password
  6. Tap SAVE (lower-right).

 

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Timeout Settings

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
  3. Tap Mobile Hotspot.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) then tap Timeout settings.
  5. Select an option (e.g., Never timeout, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 60 minutes, etc.).

 

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