It is very precious that your Galaxy S7 has a great feature as it can be a personal hotspot. This personal hotspot is a portable internet connection that enables you to connect laptops, tablets, and other devices to the internet using signal of cell phone.
You need to ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S7 is on an account with the Wi-Fi Tethering enabled to start using your phone as a personal hotspot. The following are explanations on how to set up Wi-Fi Tethering or Mobile Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy S7 that you can try.
You need to know that you have to configure the phone wireless hotspot, activate the hotspot in order to enable your phone push a signal out, and connect the device to the hotspot that already activated so that you can use your Galaxy S7 as Wi-Fi hotspot.
Please go to Settings and tap the CONNECTIONS tab, then tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. Tap Mobile Hotspot, then tap the slider to turn Mobile Hotspot ON. If you are connected to a Wi-Fi, you will be disconnected before you can turn on the hotspot. The mobile hotspot icon displays at the top of your screen when mobile hotspot is turned on.
You can configure hotspot connections by tap MORE on Mobile Hotspot settings screen. You can change the Network name, set your Hide my device preference, select the Security type, and edit the Password. You can tick the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Broadcast channel and Maximum connections. If you are finished with all settings options, then tap SAVE.
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After you configure the mobile hotspot on your Galaxy S7, now you can connect the other devices that has a Wi-Fi connection. Just turn ON Wi-Fi feature on the device you want to connect to your mobile hotspot, then select your Galaxy S7 hotspot network name and enter the password. Please do the same steps to the other devices and you can see all connected device at your Galaxy S7.
For your information, Wi-Fi tethering will drain your phone battery quickly so you need to anticipate it. You need to charge your device while the mobile hotspot feature is ON so it doesn’t die.
You also need to watch your data usage because while you use tethering the data will count against your data plan. The password is also important to protect your connection stolen by other unknown devices. Make sure that you already set up a password for your Galaxy S7 mobile hotspot.