wifi hotspot

mikesang Registered Users Posts: 14
Apprentice Seeker
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
do all smartphones act as wifi hotspots?


  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,828
    HI @mikesang.

    No. You will have to look in Settings to turn it on as a Hotspot if it can do it.

  • dmulv
    dmulv Posts: 675
    edited May 2019
    Yes, but you need to turn it on. How to do this depends on your phone....
  • sioseeker
    sioseeker Registered Users Posts: 24
    Legendary Explorer
    Also be aware that some cariers will not allow hotspot capability. I am using Le French Mobile in France and whilst it is a resell of Orange there is no Hotspot capability. Disabled. Hence I need both a LFM SIM card in my phone AND a separate LFM SIM card in my WiFi modem for hotspot use by iPads, computers etc.
  • big
    big Posts: 1,712
    You don't necessarily need to enable the personal hotspot. The data connection is via Bluetooth PAN and that often does not require the hotspot be turned on in the phone. I do not have it turned on and it works just fine. Perhaps it's a regional and/or carrier and/or phone model specific thing.