Android Mobile Hotspot: How to Change the Password and Name

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This guide will teach you how to modify the name and password for your Android mobile hotspot. Utilizing your Android device as a mobile hotspot has various benefits, such as allowing other devices without internet access to connect to the internet and assisting a friend who has used up their mobile data in retrieving the information they need. While the process may appear daunting initially, it is relatively simple, and the final step will demonstrate that there was nothing to be apprehensive about. Additionally, you can restrict the number of devices that can connect, among other things.

How to Enable Mobile Hotspot on Your Android Device

Enabling mobile hotspot on your Android device is a straightforward process. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your device’s settings.
  2. Look for the “Network & internet” section and tap on it.
  3. Tap on “Hotspot & tethering” or “Tethering & portable hotspot.”
  4. Tap on “Wi-Fi hotspot” or “Mobile hotspot.”
  5. If your device has not been set up for mobile hotspot, you will be prompted to set it up. Follow the prompts to complete the setup process.
  6. Once you have set up the mobile hotspot, turn it on by toggling the switch to the “on” position.
  7. You can customize the hotspot settings, such as the name and password, by tapping on “Set up Wi-Fi hotspot” or “Mobile hotspot settings.

That’s it! Your Android device is now ready to be used as a mobile hotspot. Other devices can connect to your hotspot by searching for available Wi-Fi networks and selecting your device’s hotspot name.

Changing Your Hotspots Name and Password

In the WiFi and hotspot section, you can do other things, such as:

  • Change the hotspot name
  • Hide your device
  • Change the password
  • Change security
  • Change the timeout setting for the hotspot

Changing your hotspot name is easy. Once you get to the hotspot area, tap on the Hotspot name, and the current name will appear. It’s as easy as erasing it, and after adding the new name, you tap on the OK option.

Mobile Hotspot Android options
Changing password for mobile hotspot on Android

You can do the same for the password option. When you select it, it’ll show you the current password. As soon as you replace it, tap on OK, and you’re good to go. You’ll also see an AP Band option. This is short for Access Point band. This is a virtual access point. This can give you improved coverage and speeds.

If you want to be invisible, you can hide your device from others. This doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to find you if they know your name and password. What’ll happen is that they will have to add the name manually, but they can still connect.

You’ll see two options: 2.4 GHz band, and 5.0 GHz Band preferred. Which one to choose? Well, 5 GHz does give you better speed and strength over a shorter range than the other option. Remember that this option doesn’t do well when solid objects are in their way. But unless you’re in a crowded area, the best choice would be 2.4 GHz. It’s also a good idea to leave the Security option enabled.

Limit the Number of Devices That Can Access Your Mobile Hotspot

Sharing is caring, but sometimes you have to keep things under control. Tap on the Manage Devices option, followed by Device limit, and you can choose as little as one device or as many as ten.

Limit the Time

If someone asks if they can connect to your Mobile Hotspot for 10 minutes, it can be easy to forget to kick them out. There is always something to do, and those 10 minutes can turn into 30. By going to Timeoue Setting, you can assign as little as five minutes or as much as they want by choosing the Never turn-off option. If you ever change your mind and want to return to make any changes, you can.

Further Reading

Your Internet connection or computer can give you all sorts of problems. For example, you could face the issue that your Chromebook won’t connect to a mobile hotspot. Or maybe you want to enable the mobile hotspot feature on your iPhone. Or perhaps you want to connect a device that has no Internet connection to your mobile hotspot but is experiencing issues. Here are some useful tips you can try. And to finish things off, you can find out if Hotspot Shield is safe to use or not.


Using your Android device as a mobile hotspot is easy and helpful for the person who needs it. It’s easy to turn on and off, and it’s even possible to add a time limit so you won’t forget to turn it off. You can turn it on from quicks settings or through the settings app, whichever is more accessible. In settings, you can also put a limit as to how many devices can connect to your mobile hotspot. How often will you be using the Mobile Hotspot feature? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.

Douglas L Quintero

Douglas L Quintero is a technology expert and lives in New York. Previously, he was working on Symbian OS and was trying to solve many issues related to it. From childhood, he was very much interested in technology field and loves to write blogs related to Android, iOS and other OS.

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