How do I connect my phone hotspot to my laptop?

By | 31.03.2022

Many people want to know “How do I connect my phone hotspot to my laptop?” In this post, I will tell you. So keep reading to know more. To connect a laptop to the Internet via the smartphone’s cellular network. We can use two similar but different solutions: mobile hotspot and tethering.

How do I connect my phone hotspot to my laptop?

How to activate the hotspot on an Android smartphone? A mobile hotspot is a device that, via the Wi-Fi network, ” distributes ” the connection to which it is hooked to other devices. It is the same principle as public Wi-Fi hotspots. Those located in squares, clubs or parks. We connect the laptop PC to the hotspot via Wi-Fi and receive the connection from it.

To activate the hotspot on an Android smartphone, just go to Settings> Network and Internet> Hotspot and tethering> Wi-Fi hotspot. Here we will also find a ” Hotspot password “ field. It is the security code that we will have to type in the second device in order to connect with the mobile phone.

After activating the hotspot on the mobile we have to go to the laptop to be connected and open the Wi-Fi connections. Here we will find the Wi-Fi network created by the hotspot (usually it is the model name of the smartphone) to which we will have to connect by entering the password.

The names of the various sections may change depending on the Android smartphone model.

How to activate tethering on Android smartphones

Tethering, on the other hand, is a direct link between the laptop (or even the desktop) and the mobile phone. In this case, it is as if the smartphone became the external modem of the laptop. The result, however, is the same: we can browse from a laptop using a cellular data connection.

We can activate tethering between smartphone and PC by connecting them both via Bluetooth and via USB. In the first case, we will have to pair the devices, then on the smartphone. We will have to go to Settings> Network and Internet> Hotspot and tethering> Bluetooth Tethering.

If instead, we have connected the smartphone to the PC via USB, in the same settings screen we will not find Bluetooth Tethering but USB Tethering. In both cases, we will have to activate tethering to be able to browse from a laptop with the connection of the Android smartphone.

Also in this case the names of the various sections may change depending on the model of the Android smartphone.

How to activate the hotspot on iOS

As with Android smartphones, even on iOS, it is possible to share the connection of the iPhone or iPad with the computer. First, you need to go to Settings> Cellular or Settings> Personal Hotspot. At this point, just activate the toggle next to the item and allow other devices to access it. If the feature is not available, you should contact your telephone operator.

The connection to the smartphone hotspot can be done via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB. With iOS 13 the connection remains active even if the screen is locked. To share the smartphone connection with the PC via Bluetooth. Now go to Settings> Bluetooth and follow the instructions on the laptop to configure the connection.

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