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Turn personal hotspot on or off Configure personal hotspot Mobile hotspot turn-off timer Set band for access point Set data limit Maximum allowed connections

Turn personal hotspot on or off

You can use your Huawei device as a hotspot, so other devices can have an internet connection over your device. There are more settings available, like giving your hotspot a name and create an own password.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Personal hotspot
Step 5:  Activate or deactivate  Personal hotspot
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Personal hotspot
  5. Activate or deactivate Personal hotspot

Configure personal hotspot

You can customize your personal hotspot by giving the hotspot a new name and password. This means also more security and will deny access of strangers. If someone wants to connect to your hotspot, they will have to ask you for your password first. You can also set up a maximum of connections and a shutdown timer for inactive connections.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Personal hotspot
Step 5:  Tap on  Configure hotspot
Step 6:  Activate  Show advanced options
Step 7:  Set a hotspot name, a password, change the encryption type or the max connections allowed and confirm with  OK
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Personal hotspot
  5. Tap on Configure hotspot
  6. Activate Show advanced options
  7. Set a hotspot name, a password, change the encryption type or the max connections allowed and confirm with OK

Mobile hotspot turn-off timer

We can activate a shutdown timer for the mobile hotspot on the Huawei smartphone to automatically disable the feature after a specified period of inactivity. We have the following options to set up:

  • After 5 minutes of inactivity
  • After 10 minutes of inactivity
  • Never
Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Personal hotspot
Step 5:  Tap on  Configure hotspot
Step 6:  Tap on  Mobile hotspot turn-off timer
Step 7:  Choose  5  /  10 minutes of inactivity  or  Never
Step 8:  Tap on  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Personal hotspot
  5. Tap on Configure hotspot
  6. Tap on Mobile hotspot turn-off timer
  7. Choose 5 / 10 minutes of inactivity or Never
  8. Tap on OK

Set band for access point

By default, the Huawei smartphone selects 2.4 GHz as its hotspot frequency band, which is also supported by all WLAN devices, but to provide faster data
transfer, the 5.0 GHz band can be activated, which is supported by most newer devices.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Personal hotspot
Step 5:  Tap on  Configure hotspot
Step 6:  Enable  Show advanced options
Step 7:  Tap on  AP band
Step 8:  Choose  2,4 GHz  or  5GHz
Step 9:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Personal hotspot
  5. Tap on Configure hotspot
  6. Enable Show advanced options
  7. Tap on AP band
  8. Choose 2,4 GHz or 5GHz
  9. Confirm with OK

Set data limit

If we activate a mobile hotspot on the Huawei smartphone, we can set a data limit to keep an overview of our own data volume. Once the set data volume is reached, the device automatically turns off the mobile hotspot. If it is enabled again afterwards, the consumption is automatically reset to start counting again.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Personal hotspot
Step 5:  Tap on  Data limit
Step 6:  Choose a  data limit
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Personal hotspot
  5. Tap on Data limit
  6. Choose a data limit

Maximum allowed connections

The mobile hotspot on the Huawei-smartphone allows bin to eight connections, but a maximum limit can also be set to keep a better eye on the connected devices and data consumption.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Tethering & portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Personal hotspot
Step 5:  Tap on  Configure hotspot
Step 6:  Enable  Show advanced options
Step 7:  Tap on  Max connections allowed
Step 8:  Set a  maximum of allowed connections
Step 9:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Tethering & portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Personal hotspot
  5. Tap on Configure hotspot
  6. Enable Show advanced options
  7. Tap on Max connections allowed
  8. Set a maximum of allowed connections
  9. Confirm with OK

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