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How To Tag Wifi Access Points As Mobile Hotspots On Your Android Device

There are many reasons you would need a mobile hot spot with an Android device for; either because you are using a tablet without a mobile data connection of its own, or you are traveling overseas and hoping to avoid data roaming charges.


In all cases, Android 4.1 has come up with an option to easily mark mobile access points as mobile hot spots to better control the use of mobile data.Importantly, whenever you’re tethering one Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) device to another, the device will know that it is hooked up to a hot spot versus a more strong access point.  Android deals with everything when both devices are running 4.1 or higher.

However, you will need to make sure Android knows, in case you’re connecting to a WiFi or a non-Android phone, that you are connected to a mobile hot spot.

This option is available under Settings Data usage. Go hit the three dots in the top right corner, and press Mobile Hot spots. Next you’ll be provided with a list of saved wireless networks.

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  1. Thanks for this, I still find play store is updating apps on hotspot! do you have this issue?

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