How to Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy S8

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Have you heard the fact that Samsung has added a new feature known as the Wi-Fi repeater or Extender? Well, this feature gives you the chance you to share your Wi-Fi connection with other devices and even if it is not exactly tethering, it is indeed an extension of the Wi-Fi signal. Therefore, here I am to show you how to enable Wi-Fi Hotspot on your Samsung Galaxy S8.

This feature that I have told you about is ideal if you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal and you wish to share it with another device, but you can’t remember the network password. With Wi-Fi sharing enabled, sharing your signal connection becomes a piece of cake, so I see no reason for not doing that.

And you can also enable Wi-Fi hotspot on the Galaxy S8 with the help of an app called Net Share-no-root-tethering. The app uses Wi-Fi direct to share your phone’s mobile data. And it works flawless, therefore it is up to you to choose the most convenient method:

How to Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy S8 (method 1):

  1. Go to the Start screen;
  2. Choose Settings;
  3. Then, you need to choose Connections > Mobile hotspot and tethering;
  4. Now, choose Mobile HotSpot;
  5. If the screen with the Enable Wi-Fi sharing option appears, you know what you have to do;
  6. If this screen does not appear, then you must continue to the next step: therefore, shoose the options symbol;
  7. Choose Configure Mobile HotSpot;
  8. Under Network name, enter a name;
  9. Up next, under Security, you must choose a security option;
  10. Under Password, enter a password (note that it must have at least 8 characters);
  11. Select Save;
  12. Enable MOBILE HOTSPOT;
  13. You can Tap OK to learn more about using Mobile Hotspot;
  14. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has now been configured for use as a WiFi hotspot;
  15. At the end, you can just return to the Start screen.

You know that this feature is only available in Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus at the moment, but maybe the manufacturer will take it in consideration to more of its handsets for the future. There’s nothing known for sure now, yet I will keep an eye on that.

How to Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot on Samsung Galaxy S8 (method 2):

  1. Take the Net Share-no-root-tethering from here;
  2. Up next, feel free to install it into your Samsung Galaxy S8;
  3. Launch the app;
  4. After that, you need to check the Share internet connection option. This will create a Wi-Fi hotspot with a random name and password;
  5. Up to this point, feel free to connect any device to this Wi-Fi hotspot with the help of the password that is displayed to you.

Do you see how simple it can be? Let me know if this worked for you too.

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Popa Loredana

Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.