Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use It as Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

A lot of features pinned inside Samsung Galaxy SIII will allow you to do many things, either directly through the phone or by connecting it to another device such as a computer or TV.

See also: How to Connect TV with Samsung Galaxy S3

With the Galaxy SIII you can even set your own Wi-Fi hotspot that will allow you to share your internet connection with other devices that have Wi-Fi connection, such as a laptop, tablet, etc..

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How to set portable Wi-Fi hotspot?
As always you can do almost anything with this phone easily, including how to set Wi-Fi hotspot. As written on the forum at, here are the simple steps you need to do:
  1. Go to Apps through Galaxy SIII Home screen.
  2. Scroll down until you find Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap on More Settings.
  4. Tap on Tethering and portable hotspot.
  5. Tap on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  6. Press the Configure button located on the bottom right of the screen.
  7. Delete the existing text on the Network SSID field and enter a new name for your hotspot.
  8. Tap on Password then delete the existing password and enter your new password.
  9. Press on the Save button to save your changes.
  10. Turn portable Wi-Fi hotspot on by sliding the switch next this option.
  11. Finish. Now your portable Wi-Fi hotspot is active and your others Wi-Fi capable devices can connect it.

Well, it's easy, right? By using your Galaxy SIII as Wi-Fi hotspot you will be able to share your internet connection with up to five other Wi-Fi capable devices. So, try this useful feature then share your experience here through the comment below :)


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    1. Hi Jason Villegaz,
      I'm so sorry to inform you that your comment should be deleted because the links you've inserted inside has no relevancy with this post. Later, if you submit another comment with a relevant link inside, then I'll be happy to publish it on this blog.
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  2. I have samsung s3 sch-r530u. when i enable portable wifi hotspot INSERT SIM card message is coming. i am using
    Reliance CMDA connection. mobile data is also showing same error. please help me

    1. Hi Kadar,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you access internet through the Browser app using the mobile data before you encounter this problem? Do you change your SIM?

  3. Hi, I would like to know if we can block websites on tethering and personal hotspot in s3. Please advise.


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