The advent of the 4G mobile internet has been revolutionary in helping users have blazing internet speeds even when they aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi network. However, since your other devices like media players and laptops do not enjoy the luxury of high-speed mobile internet, Android has you covered.Over the years, the ability to turn your Android device into a secure Wi-Fi hotspot has become more convenient. The functionality comes built into Android devices now (unless you are carrier restricted to do so) so why not share the Android connection with Wi-Fi hotspot?

How to set up Android mobile data as Wi-Fi hotspot

From the home screen of your Android device, head over to the Settings app using the app drawer or the notification window. In the Settings menu, find the “Wireless & networks” screen either on the main window, under the “More” tab on the screen.You will be able to see the “Tethering & portable hotspot” option in the new screen, so tap on it to configure and enable internet tethering. You can find the “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” option right under here, but before you enable it, head over to “Set up Wi-Fi hotspot” and add a network name and password to keep your Wi-Fi hotspot secure.Once you have saved the new network name and password, go ahead and hit the toggle switch next to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and enable it. You will be able to see the newly created Wi-Fi connection on your other devices as well, so go ahead and enjoy keeping all your gadgets connected to the grid.
Source: GreenBot
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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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