How to Use WiFi Tethering on Android

Tethering is a process of sharing your phone’s data connection with other devices. It is the opposite process of reverse tethering.

Remember that there are three types of tethering on Android, and they are:

In this post, we’ll see WiFi tethering in detail.

WiFi tethering (also known as “Mobile hotspot”) makes your phone act as a portable WiFi hotspot.

WiFi tethering drains the phone’s battery faster. However, it has a faster connection speed while compared to Bluetooth tethering.

Also, note that I’m using Android Pie. With that said, let’s see the steps.


  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap Network & Internet > Hotspot & tethering > Wi-Fi hotspot.

  3. Tap the toggle at the top.
    Toggle turned on

That’s all. Now, you can connect your other device(s) to the WiFi hotspot to get internet access.


Go to “Wi-Fi hotspot” using above mentioned steps, and change the hotspot name, password, and other settings if you wish.

If you want to turn off the WiFi hotspot, then use the above steps.


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