How to create a portable hotspot on your Android device and share your mobile data via Wi-Fi or USB

How to create a portable hotspot on your Android device and share your mobile data via Wi-Fi or USB
Sharing your smartphone's mobile data with other devices in your keep can be a life saver, and seriously ranks among the very coolest thing your smartphone can do. Got a tablet without a data module? No problem, just tether it to your smartphone or create a portable hotspot. No WiFi available, but you want to check something on your laptop? No problem, just tether it to your smartphone or create a portable hotspot. Indeed, the scenarios you may find yourself in where a portable data hotspot comes in handy are many and varied, and it helps to remember both that you have that option with your Android, and how exactly to turn it on.

That's exactly what we'll be showing you in today's quick guide. Now, while this may sound like a fairly easy operation (and it is), we've come across quite a few people that are either unaware of that feature of their smartphone, or just have a darn hard time locating it in the settings menu. That last part is not entirely surprising, seeing as the option is usually buried under several layers of settings. 

In any case, we've outlined the steps (which are mostly identical) for several popular Android devices and their respective Android software version. These include the all new LG G3, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8, the Nexus 5, and the Sony Xperia Z1, but will very likely work for most any Android device out there. Take a look.

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