Hotspot not working on Samsung Galaxy, how to fix it
Nine solutions when hotspot not working on Samsung Galaxy. Mobile hotspot is useful when office or home WiFi is not working or there are signal stability issues. But what if the phone’s hotspot isn’t working either? The problem seems evident on Samsung phones lately. Here is how to fix the problem when tethering not working on Samsung.
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1. Check network connection
Let’s start with the basics. If your Samsung phone is having trouble detecting the network connection, internet data will not work on the phone. Even if you turn on mobile hotspot and connect your Samsung phone to another phone or PC, the internet does not work. Make sure you have some mesh bars to work with. Check the network bars in the status bar of your Galaxy phone. Try using the phone near a window to see if it can detect multiple network bars.
2.Turn airplane mode on and off
You certainly have also restarted the phone when you realized that the hotspot is not working on your Galaxy. Have you also tried restarting the mobile network on your phone via airplane mode. Turn it off for a minute and then restart it. Try connecting the mobile hotspot from your Samsung phone and see if it works or not.
3. Check your data plan
The Android operating system can sometimes be data intensive. With multiple apps and services running in the background, you might run out of data before the end of the month. You can check the remaining data balance with your carrier and then try connecting the mobile hotspot to other devices.
4. Reset your network settings
Resetting network settings allows you to fix minor issues with your mobile network and also with tethering not working on Samsung Galaxy. Here’s how to reset network settings on your Galaxy phone.
- Open the Settings menu on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
- Tap the Search icon at the top and search for Network Settings Reset.
- Find the same option among the suggestions and tap on it.
- Select Reset Network Settings and confirm your decision from the menu below.
Go to Samsung settings and enable mobile hotspot to share internet data.
5. Disable data saver mode
Are you trying to use a mobile hotspot with data saver mode enabled, to consume less data? In this case, the mobile hotspot does not work. Follow the steps below to disable data saving mode on your Galaxy phone.
- Launch Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
- Go to Connections and select Data usage.
- Disable data saver in the next menu.
6. Disable Power Saving Mode
Power saving mode is designed to reduce the power consumption of the Samsung Galaxy. When your phone is in power saving mode, you may experience mobile hotspot connection issues.
- Disable power saving mode and try again.
- Go to the Settings app and select the Battery and device maintenance option.
- Tap the Battery menu.
- Turn off the power saving switch.
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7. Keep Mobile Hotspot Screen Active
The Samsung One user interface can be quite aggressive at times. The operating system may disable background tasks, such as mobile hotspot, to save phone battery. When tethering is enabled, you should keep the screen on all the time for a hassle-free experience. If you return to the home screen and lock your phone, the operating system may lock or shut down the hotspot.
8.Try USB tethering
If the hotspot connection does not work, you can take a USB cable and plug it into your PC or Mac to share the Internet. After connecting your Samsung phone using a data cable, you can open Settings and access the Connections menu. Select USB tethering and establish the connection. This trick saved us the day when our Galaxy A52 failed to turn on mobile hotspot. We used a data cable to connect the A52 to the computer and managed to share the internet data.
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Samsung regularly releases new operating system updates to add new features and fix bugs. The recent One UI 4 is no exception. Go to Settings and if a software update is available, you will see the banner above to install the latest operating system. Update One UI on your Samsung phone and re-enable mobile hotspot.
Share internet with others
Before you go ahead and ask others to share the internet connection, you can use the tricks mentioned above and enable a successful mobile hotspot connection from Samsung Galaxy phone. Which method worked for you? You discovered another new trick, share it in the comments below.