FP4. Set up a Hotspot

You can share your mobile data connection setting up your Fairphone 4 as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

To do so, g
o to Settings → Networks & internet → Hotspot & tethering → Wi-Fi Hotspot and then toggle the switch to On.

You might have to set up a Hotspot name and a Hotspot password. If you want to prevent the Wi-Fi Hotspot from turning off automatically, tap on Advanced and disable Turn off hotspot automatically.

There are also additional options you can set up:

  • Hotspot name
    Here you can change the hotspot name.
  • Security
    Here you can choose your encryption protocol.
  • Hotspot password
    Here you can change the hotspot password.
  • AP Band
    Here you can select the Wi-Fi band.

If you cannot use the internet from the devices after connecting to your hotspot, but the internet works well on your Fairphone, please check the article FP4. Manually set APNs for Mobile data, Hotspot & MMS.

- Shortcut Tip -

There is also a faster way to access the Hotspot settings:

  1. Swipe down twice, with one finger, from the top of the screen. You will open the pull-down Quick settings menu.
  2. Press and hold the Hotspot icon.


If you need more help after reading the article, you can use our Troubleshooter or get in touch with our Customer Support.