How to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5 as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (Android KitKat with TouchWiz tutorial)
Your Galaxy S5 can actually serve as a mobile hotspot, sharing the nearly ubiquitous signal from a cellular network via Wi-Fi. You should just follow the few simple steps below and even novices will be able to get it up and running in no time. The only requirement for this is that you actually have a data plan on your phone. Keep in mind that the Wi-Fi mobile hotspot that you set up also uses your phone data plan and if your carrier charges you overage fees, you can easily gobble up through your data allowance in no time. This is a recipe for cell phone bill disaster, so make sure to use the mobile hotspot with proper caution: use the hotspot when you have an unlimited data plan or just make sure to keep your usage in check and do not start any heavy downloads (downloading a full-featured movie can easily eat up your data).
With all this in mind, follow steps 1 to 5 below to create a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot on the Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 mini, and 2014 Galaxy Tab S series tablets, while for earlier devices like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Note 3, Note II, as well as others running on the earlier version of the TouchWiz Nature UX, take a look at the last slide.
How to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5 as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot
1. Swipe down from the top of your Galaxy S5 home screen to pull now the Notification dropdown, then Tap on the Settings icon in the top right
2. In the settings menu, scroll down to find Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot (under the ‘Connections’ tab) and tap on it to select it
4. Now, just follow the directions at the bottom of the screen
5. And this is the path to follow for older Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab models
1. WillieFDiaz (Posts: 45; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Really? Was this really necessary to post? If people dont know how to enable Mobile HotSpot on their device, maybe they should use a FeaturePhone instead, or an iPhone. And why limit this to the Galaxy S5? Its standard all around anyway how to enable HotSpot.
3. damokles (unregistered)
oh come on, calm the hell down.. the f word was not allowed so I had to use "hell" :(
4. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
There are consumers like that who does not know how to, it's helpful for them, cause people come to phone website to learn and read, what other's say.
10. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
There's a LOT of menu options on a Samsung phone so this article does have some practicality to it. Especially for a consumer not used to Samsung.
5. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Because many of the unique features on the GS5 needs WiFi in order to utilize them. Of course PA could have talked about other phones but it makes sense for PhoneArena to limit this article to the Galaxy S5 because of its features that are dependent on WiFi OK?
8. wilsong17 (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Awe you mad bro? You need a cookie to calm down the hate
9. maherk (Posts: 898; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Maybe because it sold more than 10 million units and many of those who bought it doesn't know how to use such features? Calm down kiddo, it is Sunday and yet they are giving us something to read, other sites usually take this day off
11. pego99 (Posts: 56; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I can't believe that this fanboy brings up the iphone when it is a Android article.
12. xperian (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
They limit this to the S5 because other phones don't need tutorials for that
6. Settings (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Do flagships today ships with no instruction manual?
7. express77 (unregistered)
Next article- How to switch on an smartphone.
13. Nobodeyx (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Download 1-Click Tether. Open 1-Click Tether.
BONUS! Tethered data is counted towards your plan, but not towards you tethering limit.