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Portable hotspot Set Data limit Turn off Wi-Fi hotspot automatically Set up hotspot Limit of connected devices Set band for WiFi hotspot

Portable hotspot

Our Xiaomi smartphone can serve as a portable hotspot to provide Internet access to other devices through its own Wi-Fi network. Additional settings are provided, so when we set up the phone, we can edit the name of this network and create our own password.

Note: These instructions only show how to switch on or off the portable WLAN hotspot.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connection & sharing
Step 3:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Portable hotspot
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connection & sharing
  3. Tap on Portable hotspot
  4. Enable or disable Portable hotspot

Set Data limit

If we activate the portable Wi-Fi hotspot on the Xiaomi smartphone, we can set a one-time data limit and determine whether we will only be notified when the provided data limit is exceeded or whether the personal hotspot should be deactivated.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connection & sharing
Step 3:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  One-time data limit
Step 5:  Enable or disable  One-time   data limit
Step 6:  Set the  size  and what happens  when exceeded
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connection & sharing
  3. Tap on Portable hotspot
  4. Tap on One-time data limit
  5. Enable or disable One-time data limit
  6. Set the size and what happens when exceeded

Turn off Wi-Fi hotspot automatically

As the title suggests, the Xiaomi smartphone can automatically disable the personal hotspot when no devices are connected.

Note: We recommend enabling this feature to save battery power in case it is forgotten.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Turn off hotspot automatically
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Portable hotspot
  3. Enable or disable Turn off hotspot automatically

Set up hotspot

We can enter a custom name and password for the personal hotspot on the Xiaomi smartphone to prevent unauthorized access, and devices that want to connect to our Wi-Fi hotspot will need the chosen password.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 3:  Tap on  Set up portable hotspot
Step 4:  Enter the  SSID
Step 5:  Enter the  Password
Step 6:  Tap on  Save
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Portable hotspot
  3. Tap on Set up portable hotspot
  4. Enter the SSID
  5. Enter the Password
  6. Tap on Save

Limit of connected devices

By default, we can allow an unlimited number of devices to use the hotspot on our Xiaomi smartphone, but if we want to set a limit to get a little more control, we can set a maximum limit on connected devices.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connection & sharing
Step 3:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Connected devices
Step 5:  Tap on  Limit of connected devices
Step 6:  Set a  limit of   connected devices
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connection & sharing
  3. Tap on Portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Connected devices
  5. Tap on Limit of connected devices
  6. Set a limit of connected devices

Set band for WiFi hotspot

All Xiaomi smartphones support the WiFi band below 2.4GHz. Newer models also support 5.0GHz, which enables faster data transfer. If this feature is supported by your own device, you can also choose it for the enabled personal hotspot or access point.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connection & sharing
Step 3:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 4:  Tap on  Set up portable hotspot
Step 5:  Tap on  Select AP Band
Step 6:  Choose  2.4 / 5.0 GHz Band
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connection & sharing
  3. Tap on Portable hotspot
  4. Tap on Set up portable hotspot
  5. Tap on Select AP Band
  6. Choose 2.4 / 5.0 GHz Band

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