Windows 11 users will be able to start WiFi hotspots on Samsung phones directly from their laptop or PC

Part of a collaboration with Google and Microsoft, Samsung has added the option in the Phone Link app to remotely start WiFi hotspot on Samsung phones. The functionality will be able to be mediated either via internet connection, WiFi network or Bluetooth if the PC and phone are already paired in this way.

So all you have to do is pair your Samsung phone with your laptop or PC, and then you’re rid of the hassle of manually activating the WiFi hotspot on your phone. Basically, you can tick this option in the same way you would when connecting to an already saved WiFi network, without having to enter your password.

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To take advantage of this functionality you’ll first need to update to Windows 11 (22H2 Build 22621) or version v1.22082.111.0 of the Phone Link app (you can download it from the Microsoft Store). Your PC or laptop should also have a Bluetooth connection in addition to WiFi.

Your Android Phone

Unfortunately, the list of supported devices is limited to recent generation Samsung phones, such as the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22, running at least the One UI 4.1.1 firmware.

Among the benefits of the Your Phone app is also the ability to run apps installed on your Samsung phone on your PC, with it appearing in individual windows, complete with data accessed on your phone. Android apps are actually started on your mobile phone as well, which appears on

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