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Use your mobile phone as Wi-Fi hotspot

When you use your mobile phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can share your mobile phone's Internet connection with other devices via WLAN. Remember, you need to set up your mobile phone for Internet.

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Press Settings.

Step 2 of 12

Press Wireless & networks.

Step 3 of 12

Press Tethering & portable hotspot.

Step 4 of 12

Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Press Network name.

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

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To password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot, press the field below "Password".

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Key in the required password and press SAVE.

Step 10 of 12

Press the indicator below "Settings" to activate the function.

Huawei P20
Step 11 of 12

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.

Step 12 of 12

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot"

Press Settings.
Press Wireless & networks.
Press Tethering & portable hotspot.
Press Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

2. Select settings for Wi-Fi hotspot

Press Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
Press Network name.
Key in the required name for the Wi-Fi hotspot and press SAVE.
To password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot, press the field below "Password".
Key in the required password and press SAVE.

3. Activate the Wi-Fi hotspot

Press the indicator below "Settings" to activate the function.

4. Establish a connection

Do the following on the device which will connect to your Wi-Fi hotspot:
Activate WLAN.
Find the list of available WLANs.
Select the network name you keyed in in step 2.
Key in the password you selected in step 2 and establish a connection to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
When the connection is established, you can access the Internet from the other device.
Huawei P20

5. Return to the Home screen

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.