Use a Google Pixel or Pixel Xl to Create a Mobile Hotspot
Edited by Jay
The Google Pixel is mighty mobile phone sporting an impressive processor, Full HD screen resolution, and a 12.3 MP primary camera. With 4 GB of RAM, the pixel can handle even the most arduous tasks and functions. Although released over a year ago, The Pixel and Pixel XL still lead the way in mobile device handsets.
The focus of this VisiHow is on setting up a Mobile Hotspot. Mobile Hotspots are great for those situations when WiFi isn't available or, the connection is being used by too many people at once. If you're in need of a quick and stable connection to the internet, creating a Mobile Hotspot that can be shared both publicly or exclusively, is an excellent alternative.
In this article, we'll go through the steps of setting up a Mobile Hotspot on a Google Pixel running Android 8.0.0 (Oreo). We'll also walk through connecting to it with both a Windows computer and another Android device (Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android Nougat).
Not all mobile carriers offer the option to setup Mobile Hotspots. Due to this feature being controlled by service providers, it may not be available on all devices. If you notice that the mobile hotspot option is grayed out or not found, contact your mobile carrier for more help.
Please remember that when you share your internet via a mobile hotspot, it will use up more data than usual. Keep an eye on it if you're on a limited plan.
Create a Mobile Hotspot on a Google Pixel
To get a Mobile Hotspot up and running we first need to disable WiFi and turn on your Mobile Data.
Connecting to a Mobile Hotspot with a Windows PC