Did your hotspot give up on you all of a sudden? Well, time to fix Android Hotspot not working yourself.

It might interest you to know that there are just a few easy-peasy (lemon squeezy) steps to take, and the hotspot gets fixed.

You’ll be learning all of the steps in a bit, but before we jump right in, there are a couple(-ish) reasons why your Android Hotspot is not working.

Truthfully, it could be that your Data Balance has run out. This is a real possibility (don’t laugh), especially if the Hotspot comes on fine, but no internet access.

It could also be that you forgot to turn off Battery Saver on your phone. This is most likely the situation if you’ve noticed that the Hotspot goes on and off.

Check your Apps

One of the steps to take when Android hotspot isn’t working is to check if the root cause is from an installed app.

Simply boot your phone into safe mode (hold on the restart icon), and then see if your Hotspot works fine.

If it does (chances are, it will), then it is certain that a third-party app is behind that issue, and you’ve got to get rid of it.

That should be fairly simple, as you can easily uninstall the prime suspect (there is always one app that’s most likely the rogue)

Or go through the list of apps that have permission to things like Mobile connection and Hotspot, and stop them.

Update your Phone

If the aforementioned step didn’t fix the problem, you could try out this step.

Take a dive into the phone’s settings, and search for any update there.

Truth is, the cause of your Android’s Hotspot not working might be a bug, which your device’s manufacturer might have heard about and sent out a fix in the form of an update.

Do a Factory Reset

If updating your phone didn’t work, then it’s time to take the nuclear method.

Do a clean factory reset, and see if that would fix the hotspot not working.

Bear in mind, however, that you’ll lose all data permanently when you do a factory reset unless you have a backup.

Take to a Service center

If you’ve wiped your phone clean, and reset it to factory defaults, and the problem still persists, there’s really not much else you can do.

It could be a hardware issue, which you’re in no position to fix, so you let the technical hands see into it.

You can visit the nearest service center and have them fix your Hotspot not working for you.


It can be really frustrating to have your hotspot die on you, especially when you needed it the most.

Luckily for you, above are some of the steps to take when such an issue arises.

Chances are, at least one of those steps would get your hotspot fixed and you’d be back up in no time.


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