[Mobile Hotspot] Turn on remotely. Guide and tips needed.

There is "Turn on remotely" option in Mobile Hotspot.

Can someone explain how this should work?

I have tried to figure out how this should work without success.

I have a doubt that there is a bug and this ain't working as it should.

My device is Lumia 950 XL running with Redstone Insider Fast Ring builds and this is the one which is sharing data via Mobile Hotspot.

Other device is Lumia 950 running with production build.

Devices are paired as guided.

 

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Last updated September 12, 2018 Views 4,410 Applies to:
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There is "Turn on remotely" option in Mobile Hotspot.

Can someone explain how this should work?

I have tried to figure out how this should work without success.

I have a doubt that there is a bug and this ain't working as it should.

My device is Lumia 950 XL running with Redstone Insider Fast Ring builds and this is the one which is sharing data via Mobile Hotspot.

Other device is Lumia 950 running with production build.

Devices are paired as guided.

hi,
for beginning you must turning on your cellular data, then tap on edit bottom and make your own password in the hotspot settings.
then anyone who their Wi-Fi are on can find your hotspot and connect to it. (if they have your password).

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Hi,

Yes I know how to use Mobile Hotspot. It's being used daily.

What I don't know is how that "Turn on remotely" feature should work.

Bluetooth paired (as guided) device can't find my phone nor turn on my Hotspot.

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I'm having the same issue with my surface pro 4 and Lumia 950.

It's supposed to automatically turn on the phones hotspot when I try to connect from the surface but nothing happens. I'm guessing both devices should be paired since it probably gets the command over Bluetooth, but still nothing.

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Ok, today it works.

But then I've also changed both the surface pro 4 and Lumia 950 to English language in order to use cortana.

Dont know if it is related, since I did the language change yesterday evening and then it didnt work.

Now there is an entry in my wifi list: Mobile hotspot, off.

And when I click it it starts the sharing on my phone as expected.

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I have the same issue.  My Lumia 735, running Windows 10, does nothing when I select "Turn On Remotely" - cellular data on or off.

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Bluetooth - pair the phone and PC

Lumia 1520.3 Surface RT

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Bluetooth - pair the phone and PC

I verified my phone and laptop are paired.  Must they have another connection? They are both using Windows 10 (Pro on the laptop.)       

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When you select 'turn on remotely' on the phone nothing will happen, it just turns on the feature.

With the devices paired and Bluetooth turned on, both devices, you should see the phone hotspot name when you touch or click the WiFi icon on the PC taskbar. Connect to it, the phone turns on the hotspot, turns off WiFi and turns on data if it was off

Lumia 1520.3 Surface RT

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