Turn on WiFi Hotspot Broadcast for HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, JellyBean, Jen M
Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how you can make your HTC One M8 a portable WiFi hotspot.
To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the Power button, located on top of the phone.
Once the phone has been activated, we'll see the Lock screen.
To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and hold down, until the lock/unlock icon displays, and then swipe up.
Once the phone has been unlocked, we'll see the Home screen and at the bottom there will be some icons.
We need to find the Settings menu and to do that, we need to swipe the Notification panel down.
Press down at the top of the screen, hold down and swipe down.
We can see that the Notification panel has appeared and we are looking for the icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
We can see that there is a white cog icon, this is our Settings icon.
Press down on the white cog icon, and it will open up our "Settings" menu, which we can see says the word "Settings" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
Underneath the word "Settings" it says the words "WIRELESS & NETWORKS" in this gray bar, this is the section we want to be in.
We want the option right at the bottom, it says "More", and underneath it says "Data usage, HTC Mini +, NFC...", with an icon next to them that looks like three gray dots in a horizontal line.
Press down on this section.
Once we're there, we're looking for the option, "Mobile network sharing", and we'll press down on that.
We can see that the first option says, "Portable WiFi hotspot".
What we're going to show in this video is how to make our HTC One M8 a portable WiFi hotspot, which that means is that we can make our phone a hotspot and connect our computer to it, allowing us to use the Internet on our computer through our phone. It's a very useful feature, and one that we can show how to do now. We can add and use up to five devices on our WiFi hotspot when we're creating a portable WiFi hotspot. To do this then, all we need to do is to turn the option on. We can see that there is an icon on the right-hand side of the phone, and right now it says the word "Off".
If we press down on that icon, it's now going to turn the function "On", we can see that now it says the word "On", and there is the green part of the icon that appears.
We can see it says, "Portable hotspot HTC Portable Hotspot 2489 active".
Press down on this option and it will tell us this information, "Portable WiFi Hotspot can share this phone's Internet connection with your PC via WiFi.
After the Portable WiFi Hotspot is started on this phone, your PC can connect to it and then start using the Internet."
Press down on "OK" and there we go.
We can see that it's very simple and we can now connect via WiFi, we can connect to our phone with our computer, in order to use the Internet.
If we want to turn this function off, and it's good to do that because we only want to turn it on when we're actually using it. It does use a lot of battery life, so make sure this is turned off when this function isn't being used.
Press down on the icon at the top, on the word "On" and it will just turn it off.
This then, concludes our tutorial on how to make your HTC One M8 a portable WiFi hotspot.
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Video: Turn on WiFi Hotspot Broadcast for HTC One M8
Recent edits by: JellyBean, Thor