1. CincyGuy's Avatar
    Someone here showed me where the Hotspot menu item is, and today was the first time I was going to use it so my tablet could get data via wifi. I was able to turn the Hotspot on and select it in my tablet wifi menu, but I was asked for a password. No clue, I never set one up and don't know how! There are no other options in the Hotspot menu, no hamburger menu, nothing. I would upload screen shots, but apparently the mobile website doesn't allow you to do that.
    08-24-2016 05:43 PM
  2. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    its automatic,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just turn it on. It assigns its own on menu. Im on verizon.
    08-24-2016 06:24 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Select the down arrow next to the mobile hotspot toggle, more settings . this will tell you that password. You can change it by picking the overflow button to configure hotspot.
    08-24-2016 06:32 PM
  4. keepnitreel's Avatar
    Open up the hotspot. Tap "more settings"...... you'll see a password in there..
    Verizon variant
    08-24-2016 06:37 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    With T-Mobile it's right in the menu. Just tap the password field and you can set one. How to set mobile Hotspot password?-1472081911656.jpg
    08-24-2016 06:38 PM
  6. CincyGuy's Avatar
    With T-Mobile it's right in the menu. Just tap the password field and you can set one.
    Here is my screenshot. You can see I don't have the triple-dot menu widget in the top right, or anything else for that matter. Any thoughts?

    EDIT: So I just looked at the screenshot and saw the triple dot widget. This is the really weird thing, that thing is *not* there when I am in that menu. I just grabbed my phone and turned on the mobile hotspot thing again, no triple-button. I even tapped that area of the screen to see if a menu would drop down and nothing. I'll try to take a short video of me doing this later today to prove I'm not crazy. So....WTF??

    How to set mobile Hotspot password?-screenshot_20160824-183354.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails How to set mobile Hotspot password?-screenshot_20160824-183327.jpg  
    08-25-2016 05:15 AM
  7. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    did i not say the same. its automatic.
    08-25-2016 05:23 AM
  8. CincyGuy's Avatar
    did i not say the same. its automatic.
    Are you replying to me? If so, I don't understand your comment.
    08-25-2016 05:30 AM
  9. CincyGuy's Avatar
    With T-Mobile it's right in the menu. Just tap the password field and you can set one.
    So I just took a pic of what I see when I turn on my hotspot. No triple-dot menu to assign or change a password. Even though my screenshot I just posted shows the menu. Arrrrrgh.

    How to set mobile Hotspot password?-img_20160825_062644.jpg
    08-25-2016 05:31 AM
  10. CincyGuy's Avatar
    Problem solved. I actually had to tap directly on the words "Mobile HotSpot" in the picture above to get the new page to open with the password settings. I tapped on it twice to get it to open the first time, but after turning off the hotspot and doing it again it opened right away with one tap. Almost like it was stuck before being accessed the first time.

    Very unintuitive I will say. It is a radio toggle option (on or off for hotspot), yet you are supposed to know you should tap on the words for the radio toggle to bring up another menu. I liked how stock Android handled this much better in the quick settings pull-down menu.
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    08-25-2016 08:34 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Problem solved. I actually had to tap directly on the words "Mobile HotSpot" in the picture above to get the new page to open with the password settings. I tapped on it twice to get it to open the first time, but after turning off the hotspot and doing it again it opened right away with one tap. Almost like it was stuck before being accessed the first time.

    Very unintuitive I will say. It is a radio toggle option (on or off for hotspot), yet you are supposed to know you should tap on the words for the radio toggle to bring up another menu. I liked how stock Android handled this much better in the quick settings pull-down menu.
    Usually this is how T-Mobile does it. You tap on the Mobile Hotspot and it takes you to the options.
    08-25-2016 10:04 AM

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