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Set up a mobile hotspot

Learn how to use your phone or tablet as a mobile hotspot for other Wi-Fi devices.

Quick answer

How do I turn on the mobile hotspot for an Apple

How do I turn on the mobile hotspot for an Android

How do I find out if my plan includes mobile hotspot?


Requirements for mobile hotspots

To use your device as a mobile hotspot, make sure you have:
  • A capable device. Most of our smartphones and tablets work as mobile hotspots. A mobile hotspot provides a secure internet connection for other devices through Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. 
  • A compatible data plan. Many of our plans are compatible with mobile hotspots. If your AT&T unlimited or Mobile Share® plan isn’t, learn how to change or update your plan.

Want to check your plan info from your mobile device? Get the myAT&T app. Text and data rates may apply for download and use.
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Other mobile hotspot info

Data use
Every device you connect or tether uses data from your plan. If you have an AT&T unlimited or Mobile Share plan, find out how to manage your mobile hotspot data use.

Dedicated hotspot devices
Check out our lineup of AT&T mobile hotspot devices so you can take your internet connection on the go — no smartphone required.

In-car Wi-Fi
Want to turn your vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot? Go to the AT&T in-car Wi-Fi page.
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