Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Android 9.0

I can't use my Google Pixel 3 XL Android 9.0 as a Wi-Fi hotspot

Cause 2 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 14

Find "Security"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 14

Find "Security"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 14

Find "Security"

Press Network & Internet.

Step 4 of 14

Find "Security"

Press Hotspot & tethering.

Step 5 of 14

Find "Security"

Press Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 6 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press Hotspot name.

Step 7 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Key in the required Wi-Fi hotspot name and press OK.

Step 8 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press Security.

Step 9 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 10 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press Hotspot password and key in the required password.

Step 11 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press OK.

Step 12 of 14

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator to turn on the function.

Step 13 of 14

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Google Pixel 3 XL
Step 14 of 14

Establish connection to Wi-Fi hotspot from another device

Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.
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 "Security"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top of the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press Network & Internet.
Press Hotspot & tethering.
Press Wi-Fi hotspot.

2 Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press Hotspot name.
Key in the required Wi-Fi hotspot name and press OK.
Press Security.
Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.
The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.
Press Hotspot password and key in the required password.
Press OK.

3 Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator to turn on the function.

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 on the other device.
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.
Google Pixel 3 XL

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