Android users enjoy a host of different features on their handsets, one of them is the ability to transform their Android smartphones into portable Wi-Fi mobile hotspots. This ensures that you can connect a second device to the web access generated by your mobile's data.
Now, with the arrival of Android Lollipop into the mix, most users are swiftly updating their handsets to run the latest version of Android. But since the upgradation, there have been a lot of questions related to how users can set up their handsets as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, if they want to.
We would like to tell you that except for few minor adjustments and introductions, the overall procedure to set up a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot remains relatively same, even if it is an Android Lollipop-running smartphone. Here are the steps to help you set up your own Wi-Fi hotspot.
Go to Settings and tap the "More" option in the first segment of the menu.
Now, tap "More" and select the "Tethering & portable hotspot" option.
On doing so, you should see the "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" toggle. Just tap on it, if you want to share your data. Otherwise, you need not switch it on.
Once you have enabled the "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" toggle, you can easily configure the Wi-Fi network, by tapping the "Set up Wi-Fi hotspot" option.
On accessing the "Set up Wi-Fi hotspot" option, you can now easily change the network's name, decide on its secure or open nature, and finally type down a new WPA2 PSK password.
On enabling the Wi-Fi hotspot option, it will summon a new toggle called "Hotspot" in your quick settings menu. Some reports claim that this toggle will not appear once Android Lollipop version 5.1 hits the market.