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How to turn your phone into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot

When you are out and about and are in dire need for a Wi-Fi connection, where do you go? Sometimes there are important tasks that you can't accomplish on your smartphone alone and may require a laptop or a tablet's applications.

Although there are plenty of locations to go for free and public Wi-Fi access, they're not actually the safest way to access the internet on the go. If you're on the road all the time, you might even be thinking of purchasing an instant hotspot gadget and data plan from your cellphone carriers.

But did you know that you might not have to because there's already one in your pocket?

Yes, most newer smartphones including iPhones and Android phones already have built-in support for internet connection sharing via personal hotspots.

This option basically turns your smartphone into a Wi-Fi router with its own network for connecting your other gadgets.

This will surely come in handy if you're traveling with a laptop, a tablet or a portable gaming console. You can even connect a streaming device if ever you get stuck in a hotel room without an internet connection.

Important: Now, depending on your data plan, your phone's hotspot or tethering feature could cost you extra charges or may not be available so check with your carrier about your mobile data plan first.

Also, data used by your connected gadgets will be taken off your mobile data allowance so use it sparingly to prevent data overages.

Ready to learn how?

Click here for instructions for turning on Personal Hotspot on your iPhone >>

Click here for instructions for turning on Portable Hotspot on your Android phone >>

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