Personal Hotspot not Working on Android? Try these 9 solutions

Very often we need to use the internet. Currently, it is possible to find the internet anywhere, starting from your home to your workplace. But unfortunately, there are cases when the internet isn’t available, and you may need to use a personal hotspot to connect to the internet. But what if your hotspot is not working with android? This is going to leave you in a rough spot. We came across some best solutions that will help you fix this issue.

An android hotspot is a mobile feature that allows you to share mobile data to other connected devices such as laptops, tablets, or other mobile phones. It helps you connect with cellular data with good connectivity. This feature uses a wireless transmitter to transmit the internet. But for some reason, if your hotspot is not working on your android device, do not worry. Follow our workarounds to fix it now.

Make sure mobile internet connection is on

If you want to share a hotspot, you need to have flawless internet on your android device, allowing you to share the internet connection to another device. So, before you enable hotspot on your device, make sure you ‘ON’ mobile internet connection. If your android device has a dual sim, cross-check if the internet connection has been passed through the correct sim.

Turn on/Turn off or disconnect the WIFI

You want to use a hotspot on the device and disable and enable the WiFi. If the WiFi connects and your device starts to receive internet from the hotspot, you can continue using it. If this doesn’t work, disconnect the WiFi, re-enter the password, and the internet will start flowing in. This is a common issue that causes the hotspot not to work. So, always give it a try almost 1-2 times.

Restart the your Android device

If the internet is not working on the desired device, it is better to restart the device and follow method 2. We recommend restarting the hotspot android device as well. The signals may sometimes fluctuate and also cause an issue. Once you restart the devices, the ‘corrupted connectivity’ will start flowing in.

Cross check the ISP limit on your device

In the majority of Android devices, there is an ISP limit. When you share a hotspot, it can just use the internet connection on an Android device, and sometimes the default ISP is less than the available internet limit. So, go to settings, search for ‘mobile network and sharing,’ and see if there is any limit set within your sim internet connection setting.

If the ISP limit is less than the actual internet data allotment, increase the ISP limit and try to connect to the hotspot from the desired device, and it will start working.

Check your daily internet limit on Android

If your daily internet bandwidth limit completes, you may have trouble using the internet. Some service providers still allow the internet to work at a slower speed. But if you want to enjoy hassle-free internet, make sure your daily internet limit is intact.

You can also set a data limit to keep a little bit of excess internet with you for emergency moments. Follow the below steps to do so.

  • Go to Settings and select Network and Internet.
  • Now select Mobile network and click on ‘Data warning and limit.’
  • Toggle the ‘Set Data limit‘ to ‘On,’ and change the data limit to your desired value.

Once your mobile network reaches the daily data limit usage, you will get a warning message about the limit getting exceeded. You can take the necessary action.

Turn off/disable automatic hotspot switching

Very often, our devices will be connected to multiple hotspots. This will cause an automatic switch to the best connectivity, even if we don’t want to choose that particular connection.

Go to the settings, and in the ‘WiFi-Hotspot’ section, change the ‘Turn off hotspot automatically’ section. Toggle it off. Now, re-connect to your desired hotspot, and there will be no issue in connectivity.

Decrease the frequency band

In several new devices, the frequency band that allows you to share and receive internet has increased up to 5GHz. This allows fast connectivity and transmits the internet faster. But the old devices or the ones that do not support the 5GHz frequency band will not connect to the hotspot. That’s why follow the below steps to decrease the frequency band.

  • Go to Settings and open Network and Internet.
  • Now select ‘Hotspot and tethering‘ and choose ‘WiFi hotspot.’
  • Go to advanced settings in the WiFi-hotspot section and tap on ‘AP band.’
  • Change the ‘AP band‘ to the 2.4 GHz band.

This will allow the old android devices to receive hotspot frequency bands from newer models. The options on your device may be a little different from what we mentioned above, and your main goal is to go into the WiFi settings. The rest remains the same, as it is easy to change the AP bandwidth to 2.4 GHz.

Reinitialize hotspot without security

The majority of times, when we set up a hotspot, our priority is to set security, i.e.,’ WPA2-Personal’. But due to some reasons, the hotspot doesn’t get connected. That’s why you have to disable the WPA2 security. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to settings and choose ‘Network and Internet.
  • Now select ‘Hotspot and tethering,’ then click on ‘WiFi hotspot.’
  • Finally, by tapping on Security, choose ‘None.’

Now try to connect with the hotspot, and it will work.

After connecting to the network, follow the same steps and change the security to WPA2-Personal, and this will keep your network private and exclusive.

Use the safe mode

Our android device will have a lot of third-party applications on it. It is better to switch to safe mode. To do so, first, continuously hold the power button to go into the power menu. Release the button and tap on ‘Reboot to safe mode. If prompted, click on ‘Ok’ and let your device boot in safe mode.

All the third-party applications will be disabled. Whichever application interfering with the hotspot will be disabled, and your hotspot WiFi connectivity will be hassle-free.


We hope your personal hotspot on your android device starts working after following all these steps. These are all the options that may help you work around the issue. If still nothing works, you can always reboot your device to factory settings. In simple words, we recommend factory resetting your whole device. And if still, the problem persists, take your android device to the concerned repair service center. Please share your feedback in the comment section, and let us know how you fixed the issue.

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