Sony Xperia X

Sony Xperia X

Android 6.0

I can't use my Sony Xperia X Android 6.0 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 14

Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top the screen.

Step 2 of 14

Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 14

Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press More.

Step 4 of 14

Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press Tethering & portable hotspot.

Step 5 of 14

Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.

Step 6 of 14

Find "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step 7 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

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

Step 8 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the drop down list below "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 the field below "Password" and key in the required password.

Step 11 of 14

Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press SAVE.

Step 12 of 14

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" to turn on the function.

Step 13 of 14

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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Step 14 of 14

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 "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot"

Slide two fingers downwards starting from the top the screen.
Press the settings icon.
Press More.
Press Tethering & portable hotspot.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

2 Select Wi-Fi hotspot settings

Press the field below "Network name (SSID)" and key in the required name.
Press the drop down list below "Security".
Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press the field below "Password" and key in the required password.
The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.
Press SAVE.

3 Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" 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.
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.
Sony Xperia X

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