What is a mobile Hotspot?
Do you know that you can use your phone as a mobile Wi-Fi ea- to share your smartphone's mobile network connection with other devices? This allows you to connect to the internet anywhere you have mobile service. Most smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy® and iPhone have in-built features that enable you to quickly turn on a Wi-Fi Hotspot from the Settings or App menu.
- Click on Settings, then Connections.
- Then, click on Mobile ea and Tethering.
- Toggle Mobile Hotspot On.
- Once toggled on, click on Mobile Hotspot again and scroll down to Password. Press Configure and can change the password to something difficult enough to help keep unwelcome guests from joining.
Hotspot is still not showing up on the TV
Switching to 2.4Ghz
Open Settings, then Connections
Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Press and hold Mobile Hotspot for a second
Change the Band to 2.4Ghz
- Click on Settings, then Personal ea.
- Allow Others to Join., and set a password you want to use.
- Exit Settings and then Drag down from the top right corner (iPhone x and above) or the bottom up so you see a screen similar to this
- Press and hold the area with the Wi-Fi icon for around 2 seconds and another screen will show.
- Ensure Personal Hotspot Discoverable is selected (green)
Once you have completed these steps, the Wi-Fi of your phone should be visible in the list of networks available on your TV.
Apple Hotspot is still not showing up on the TV
Open Settings on your iPhone 12 or later with iOS 14.0.1 or later.
Touch “Personal Hotspot” in the root list.
Slide the “Maximize Compatibility” toggle to the ON position.
Doing so prompts your handset to enforce the slower but more compatible 2.4GHz band, provided your router supports it. “Internet performance may be reduced for devices connected to your ea when turned on,” reads the feature’s description.
This is how the Personal ea feature worked before the iPhone 12 came along.
Conversely, sliding the switch back to the OFF position tells your Apple smartphone to switch the Personal ea feature to the faster but less compatible 5GHz band.