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How to connect another device to a personal mobile hotspot

Now that you have setup your Personal Mobile Hotspot, you will need to authorize each device that you want to be able to connect to it. This process is also called "pairing" and can be used with other smartphones, tablets or gaming devices.

You can connect to a Personal Mobile Hotspot using a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB connection. The process is very similar to connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Remember: When these devices are connected through your personal mobile hotspot, any data they use will count towards the limits of your plan.

These steps may vary slightly between different devices.


If the secondary device is:

iOS
  1. Ensure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. Find the Network Name that refers to the smartphone in the list of available networks.
  3. Enter the password for the network and tap Join.

You are now connected to the Internet using the Personal Mobile Hotspot.

Android
  1. Ensure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. Find the Network Name that refers to the smartphone in the list of available networks.
  3. Enter the password for the network and tap Connect.

You are now connected to the Internet using the Personal Mobile Hotspot.

BlackBerry
  1. Ensure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. Find the Network Name that refers to the smartphone in the list of available networks.
  3. Enter the password for the network and tap Connect.

You are now connected to the Internet using the Personal Mobile Hotspot.

Windows
  1. Ensure Wi-Fi is turned on
  2. Find the Network Name that refers to the smartphone in the list of available networks.
  3. Enter the password for the network and tap Done.

You are now connected to the Internet using the Personal Mobile Hotspot.

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