Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Windows Phone 10.0

I can't use my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone 10.0 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

Cause 1 of 2: Wi-Fi hotspot isn't used correctly

To use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you need to turn on Wi-Fi hotspot and establish a connection from the other device to your phone's Wi-Fi hotspot.

Solution: See how to use the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 1 of 11

Find "Mobile hotspot"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 11

Find "Mobile hotspot"

Press All settings.

Step 3 of 11

Find "Mobile hotspot"

Press Network & wireless.

Step 4 of 11

Find "Mobile hotspot"

Press Mobile hotspot.

Step 5 of 11

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator below "MOBILE HOTSPOT" to turn on the function.

Step 6 of 11

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the edit icon.

Step 7 of 11

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Network name" and key in the required name.

Step 8 of 11

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Network password (minimum 8 characters)" and key in the required password.

Step 9 of 11

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the confirm icon.

Step 10 of 11

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Step 11 of 11

Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi.Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.

1 Find "Mobile hotspot"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press All settings.
Press Network & wireless.
Press Mobile hotspot.

2 Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator below "MOBILE HOTSPOT" to turn on the function.

3 Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the edit icon.
Press the field below "Network name" and key in the required name.
Press the field below "Network password (minimum 8 characters)" and key in the required password.
The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.
Press the confirm icon.

4 Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

5 Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi.
Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.
When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

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