How to speed up your Android phone’s hotspot signal

android hotspot signal - How to speed up your Android phone's hotspot signal

Given that, in many cases, your phone will be fairly close to the device your connecting to, the range limitations of 5Ghz shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Most modern devices are capable of connecting to WiFi on either band, though some older devices only recognize 2.4Ghz which is why it would make sense for it to be the default option.

Here’s how you can make sure your phone’s hotspot broadcasts in 5Ghz. We give examples for three different manufacturers, but if you have a different Android phone that supports 5Ghz the steps should be pretty similar.

Samsung phones

Step 1. Go to Settings

Step 2. Tap “Connections” and then “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering”

Step 3. Click on “Mobile Hotspot” and then tap on the three dots in the upper righthand corner.

Step 4. Tap on “Configure Mobile Hotspot.” This lets you change the network name and WiFi password for your hotspot, but scroll down and select “Show advanced options”

Step 5. Select “Use 5Ghz band when available.”

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