How to set up your Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot


The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are two of the hottest Android phones money can buy in 2015, and there is a lot that you can do with them. One particularly neat use of the handsets that leverages your mobile data plan is called a mobile hotspot.

The mobile hotspot feature on the Galaxy S6 allows you to share your mobile data with another device: a laptop, a desktop computer, or another phone or tablet that don't have connectivity on their own. It's a great feature to have when you want to do some work while you are out on a vacation with no Wi-Fi in sight, or for those times when you are out of home and want to take a look at what's new on the web from the comfort of a tree shade in the summer (naturally, no Wi-Fi available on most trees).

Luckily, setting up your Galaxy S6 as a mobile hotspot to share its data and make it available to other devices is very easy to do. We walk you through the process step by step in this tutorial (it will also work on most other Android devices like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4), take a look.

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that sharing your data via mobile hotspot means that connected devices will use data from your data plan, and you may quickly run out of your allowance. If your carrier charges overage fees, it may also result in a surprisingly hefty bill!

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I think it's criminal for service providers to charge for tethering/mobile hotspot connections.

2. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

wow innovations --' next time when u want to make a useless article just because samsung paid u make sure to make it how to turn on the camera of a galaxy s6 :)

3. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

what a lame article

4. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Samsungarena, how can i turn on wifi in galaxy s6 hhhhhh

10. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Wow, really? Samsungarena? lol, you are living under a rock. One of the hottest phones of the year gets released and you call them Samsungarena because of articles about it? Get a life. Also, fix your grammer! "how can i turn on wifi in galaxy s6 hhhhhh" -- Are you making a statement or asking a question? because there is no punctuation at the end of your illogical comment. Do you mean to write, How can I turn on THE WiFi ON THE Galaxy S6?

5. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

next article: HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS WITH S6'S front camera. haha!

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol yeah I agree that this is nonsense but I thought we can always pick what article to open? Why will you open this article in the first place oh haters? or you just want to spy if there's another thing worth praising with the galaxy s6 and edge coz your beloved companies arent getting the hype :)

7. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

to mocking PA for sure,not because of the device,that's me,i don't know others

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hey Victor H, how do I send a text message from my S6?

9. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You wold be surprised at how many walk in or call a VZW/ATT store and ask this question. Tech junkies aren't the only ones who visit this page. Take that into consideration when you comment on articles like these. To ask why this article was written, It has to be one of two things: You obviously read the headline, and part of the article, AND took time out to comment because of your need to bash the writer to boost your own ego. or You are a jerk. :)

11. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

This cannot be the quickest or most convenient way of turning on the mobile hotspot!?

12. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Hahahaha.

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