How to Fix Samsung Hotspot Not Working Issue

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One of the most useful functions on any Samsung device is the hotspot feature. This is because the feature allows you to easily use your device as a Wi-Fi hotspot and share your internet connection with other devices. But recently, we have received complaints from some users who say the hotspot is not working as usual. Here's one of them detailing their issue:


I have been trying to connect laptop to my mobile hotspot, but it is not working. When I was using mobile data, the device was working just fine. But with hotspot, I can't connect with anything. Can you help?


There are several methods we provide you to solve your device's hotspotnot issues. With the solutions in this article, you should be able to get the device connecting quickly.

1. Check Data Balance

This is the basic checking, if your device doesn't have a data, then your hotspot definitely will not wokring. Therefore before attempting anything else, you may want to makes sure your device has an active data balance.

Step 1: Tap on the "Settings" icon to open the settings on the device.

Step 2: Tap on "Data Usage" and you should see the "Limit mobile data usage".

Step 3: Drag the slider to adjust the limit range or just turn off this option to disable it completely.

Step 4: Reboot the device and then check if the hotspot will work.


2. Disable Battery Saving Mode

Your device's hotspot may also fail to work if the device is currently on battery mode. Battery saving mode saves the device battery by stopping background apps and some features including hotspot. So, disable battery saving mode or better yet, charge your device and then try using hotspot again.

Step 1. Tap on Settings and then Settings screen will appear.

Step 2. Scroll downward and observe the Power Saving Option as shown.

Step 4. Tap the Power Saving Option as shown and scroll it towards left.


3. Check Installed Apps

Third-party apps may also be responsible for this particular. You can check the third app which will have large storage or use a large amount of data. But since it may not be easy to pinpoint the app causing the problem and it may not be a good idea to delete all third-party apps on the device one by one for checking.


4. Fix Samsung Hotspot Not Working in One Click

Sometimes hotspot problem is not a simple issue, it might be a software problem that existed in your device and caused a hotspot malfunction on your Samsung device. Then you need a safe and professional third party software to help you. iMyFone Fixppo for Android is designed to make it easy for you to diagnose and fix most of the software issues that could be causing the problem with your hotspot. The following are some of the features that make iMyFone Fixppo for Android the best tool for the job:

  • Simple to use--only 3 clicks are needed.

  • Worth to purchase--trusted by professional websites.

  • Highest recovery rate--100% works for Android OS issues.

  • Full compatibility--all Samsung phones and tablets are supported.

  • No technical knowledge needed--user-friendly interface on the software.


Step 1: Download and install Fixppo on to your computer. After clicking the start button, you need to enter the required details about the device. Make sure that all the details provided are correct and then click "Download Firmware".


Step 2: When the firmware has been downloaded and extracted, connect the device to the computer and then click "Start". Follow the procedure on the screen to put the device in download mode.


Step 3: As soon as the device is in download mode, Fixppo for Android will begin fixing the device. Once the repairing process completes, your Android device will restart automatically.


Note: Your device needs to stay connected to the computer during the process, it will help the fixing to finish as soon as possible and avoiding your device being bricked.

5. Update Your Android

Android OS updates come with bug fixes that may be able to get the device working normally again and even eliminate this problem. If your device has a pending OS update, take a moment to update the device before attempting any other fixes. You can also go to Settings > About Device to check for updates.


6. Perform A Factory Reset

This solution should only be considered if all other solutions you have tried have failed. This is because a factory reset is meant to erase all data and settings on the device. While this may cause you to lose all the data on the device, it will also remove some of the settings that could be interfering with the device and causing your hotspot to fail. We recommend that you back up all the data on your device before attempting a factory reset

Step 1. Open the Settings and tap System Advanced Reset.

Step 2. Tap Erase all data (factory reset) to reset phone. If needed, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.

Step 3. After erase all the data , you can click the restart you phone.


Whenever you are having problems with features like the hotspot on your device, the solutions above will prove very helpful. We recommend attempting one solution, implementing it fully before moving on to the next. If you have any questions about this problem or any other Android related issue, let us know in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help.


By  Miller Walton , to Android Issues

Posted on Nov 28, 2019  ( Updated: Nov 28, 2019 )

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