How to Turn on the Wi-Fi Hotspot on a Google Pixel 4A

Your Google Pixel 4A is able to connect to the Internet almost anywhere you go. Whether you are on a Wi-Fi network or a cellular network, you can typically accomplish what you need.

But not every Internet-capable device can connect to a cellular network, so you may find yourself in a situation where you want to use the Pixel 4A’s cellular connection.

Fortunately this is possible thanks to a feature on the device called the Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Our guide below will show you how to turn on the Wi-Fi Hotspot on a Google Pixel 4A so that other devices, like a laptop or a tablet, can share the Pixel 4A’s network connection to access the Internet.

How to Use the Wi-Fi Hotspot on a Google Pixel 4A

The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A using the Android 10 operating system.

Note that hotspot sharing like this can use a lot of data, so it’s something to keep an eye on if your cellular plan has a limited amount of data each month, or if you have a limit to your Wi-Fi hotspot data usage.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

swipe up from bottom of screen

Step 2: Choose the Settings option.

open the Settings menu

Step 3: Touch the Network & internet option.

open the Network and internet menu

Step 4: Select Hotspot & tethering.

choose hotspot and tethering

Step 5: Tap the Wi-Fi hotspot button.

select Wi-Fi hotspot

Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Off.

how to turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot on a Google Pixel 4A

If you touch the Hotspot password it will display it. You can then share the Hotspot name and the password with others that you wish to allow to connect to your device.

Check out our guide on taking Pixel 4A screenshots so that you can capture images of what you see on your phone screen.

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