Set up a Hotspot

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


How to set-up

Via Settings

Go 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.


Via Shortcut

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

  1. Swipe down twice from the top of the screen. You will open the pull-down Quick settings menu.
  2. Press and hold the Hotspot icon.
    Tip: If you can't find the Hotspot icon, you may need to add it to the Quick settings first.


Issues with the connection

If you cannot use the internet from the devices after connecting to your hotspot, but the internet works well on your Fairphone, there are many things you can do to fix the connection yourself. You can find our guide on troubleshooting your Hotspot here.


If after reading the article you need more help, contact our Customer Support.