How to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5 as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (Android KitKat with TouchWiz tutorial)

How to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5 as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot (Android KitKat with TouchWiz tutorial)
These hot summer days are the perfect time to pack your most essential list of gadgets and hit the road - but staying at a hotel or just camping outdoors - you can still end up in a place where there is no Wi-Fi network to connect your tablet or laptop to. It’s frustrating not to be able to check out YouTube’s latest epic cat fail videos! But it could be even more frustrating, if you need to stay in touch with someone over, say, Facebook or do a little work. If you have your Samsung Galaxy S5 with you, though, there is an easy way to get your second device - be it a laptop or a tablet - connected.

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.

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Galaxy S5

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  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI


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