Google Pixel 2 XL

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Using your phone as Wi-Fi hotspot

When you use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can share your phone's internet connection with other devices via Wi-Fi. To use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you need to set up your phone for internet.

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.
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Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Press the settings icon.
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Press the settings icon.

Press Network & Internet.
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Press Network & Internet.

Press Hotspot & tethering.
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Press Hotspot & tethering.

Press Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Press Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.

Press the field below
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Press the field below "Network name" and key in the required name.

Press the drop down list below
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Press the drop down list below "Security".

Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Press WPA2 PSK to password protect your Wi-Fi hotspot.

The password prevents others from accessing your Wi-Fi hotspot without your approval.
Press the field below
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Press the field below "Password".

Press SAVE.
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Press SAVE.

Press the indicator next to
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Press the indicator next to "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" to turn on the function.

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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Turn on Wi-Fi on the other device.

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Find the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select your own Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Key in the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot and establish the connection.

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When the connection is established, you can access the internet from the other device.