Connectivity

It's not possible to use my phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

If you can't use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, there may be several causes of the problem.
We found 2 possible solutions to your problem.

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
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Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Press the settings icon.
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Press the settings icon.

Press Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
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Press Tethering and Mobile hotspot.

Press Mobile hotspot.
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Press Mobile hotspot.

Press the menu icon.
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Press the menu icon.

Press Configure hotspot.
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Press Configure hotspot.

Press the field below
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Press the field below "Network SSID" and key in the required name.

Press the drop down list below
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Press the drop down list below "Security".

Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.

The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.
Press the field below
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Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.

Press SAVE.
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Press SAVE.

Press the indicator to turn on the function.
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Press the indicator to turn on the function.

If Wi-Fi is turned on, press OK.
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If Wi-Fi is turned on, press OK.

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Samsung Galaxy S5
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Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.

Samsung Galaxy S5
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Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.

Samsung Galaxy S5
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Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.

Samsung Galaxy S5
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When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.

Specifications

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
Weight 145 g

SIM

SIM type Micro SIM

Memory

Storage 16/32 GB
Memory card slot Up to 128 GB

Screen and keys

Touchscreen Yes
Screen size 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Colour screen 16 million colours
Physical keypad No

Network

2G network Yes
3G network Yes
4G network Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
NFC Yes
USB data cable Included
GPS Yes

Picture, video and sound

Camera 16 MP
Video recorder Yes
Flash Yes
Music player Yes
FM radio No

Operating system

Operating system Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Communication

Voice calls Yes
Video calls No
SMS Yes
MMS Yes
Email POP3/IMAP/Exchange
Internet Yes

Tethering

USB Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes