How To Connect My PS4 To My Mobile Hotspot

The PlayStation 4 has become one of the most popular gaming consoles available since it was released in 2013. It’s easy to understand why, what with its sleek appearance, strong technology, and large selection of games. You won’t want to miss this if you’re a fanatic as well. But what if your Wi-Fi at home isn’t up to the task? Or do you like to play PlayStation 4 games on the go? How can you link your PS4 to a mobile hotspot? Honestly, it’s not as difficult as you may imagine.

Connecting to the hotspot is a straightforward two-step process for PS4. Start by creating a hotspot on your phone, then make sure the PS4 can see it. Next, connect your PS4 wirelessly to that hotspot and input your password. Both Android and iPhone cellphones may benefit from this.

Ethernet is the link of choice for gamers because of its reliability and speed. A hotspot connection, on the other hand, will be your lifesaver because of its versatility and mobility. Unlike Wi-Fi, you don’t need a router in order to set up a wireless connection using this method. A PS4, a mobile hotspot, plus an active data plan on your phone are all you need. Here’s all you need to know about setting up a hotspot and connecting your PS4 to it.

How Do I Connect My PS4 to a Hotspot?

How To Connect My PS4 To My Mobile Hotspot

An accessible WiFi hotspot is often created by connecting a mobile phone data network (either 4G or 5G) to the internet and then sharing that connection with additional devices.

After setting up a WiFi hotspot on the PS4, you can then connect the PS4 through the newly established hotspot’s network and use your phone data to play games on the PS4.

Because gaming consoles consume a lot of bandwidth, it’s best to utilise a standard 5GHz or 2.4GHz WiFi network while using a PS4.

A mobile hotspot may be set up in a matter of minutes. On your smartphone, it’s only a few clicks to activate the hotspot.

iPhone users can follow these steps:

  • Go to ‘Settings’ and tap on Mobile Data.
  • Tap on Personal Hotspot.
  • Toggle the switch to ON.
  • Set a password to secure your hotspot.
  • By default, your hotspot is named after your iPhone’s model. You can either keep it or customize it in the ‘About’ section of your device’s general setting.

Make certain that your hotspot is not confined to a single device once you’ve set it up. Enter your device settings and choose “Wireless and Network” from the drop-down menu. Click on ‘Tethering and hotspot’ to open the menu that will appear. Make sure that ‘Allowed device only’ is not ticked. Add your PS4 manually under the ‘Manually add a device’ option if the box is ticked.

Android users can follow these steps:

  • Turn on your Mobile Data.
  • Go to the dropdown menu and tap on ‘Mobile Hotspot’ for 2-3 seconds.
  • In the new window, toggle the ‘Off’ to ‘On.’
  • If you want to change your name and password, you’ll see the option right below the toggle switch.
  • Tap on the setting icon on the top right corner and select ‘Configure Mobile Hotspot’ to enter additional settings.
  • Here, you can change the visibility of your device. Make sure it is set to visible so your PS4 can find and connect to it.
  • Now, set up your PS4 to connect to the hotspot.

Your mobile hotspot is now set up and ready to go. It’s now time to hook up your PS4 to the hotspot:

  • Settings is where you will find the option for connecting your PS4 to a mobile hotspot.
  • Set up an internet connection by clicking on “Network,” then “Settings.”
  • Select ‘Use WiFi‘ and then ‘Easy‘ from the drop-down menu. The PS4 will then begin searching for a nearby Wi-Fi network.
  • Connect your PS4 to the hotspot by selecting your mobile hotspot connection and entering the password you created before.

To ensure a reliable connection, make sure your PS4 is inside the hotspot’s coverage area. That’s all you have to do. After connecting to the hotspot, your PS4 will utilise the mobile data connection to play PlayStation 4 games.

If you’re on a data-capped plan, the PS4 is going to take up all of your allowance in no time at all.

In addition to PS3 and Wii U consoles, this solution works with any device that can connect over Wi-Fi.

How Can I Link My Phone to My PS4?

When it comes to networking, Sony has always been a step ahead of the competition. Using the PlayStation app, compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, you can now connect your PS4 system to your mobile devices. By using this app, you may manage your PlayStation 4 account and browse games from the convenience of your phone.

  • First, download the PlayStation app from the app store of your choice. Open the app and login in to your PlayStation account once you’ve installed it. Is there one already? Create it.
  • Select ‘Connect to PS4‘ from the app’s main menu.
  • Use your phone’s data and location to allow the app access.
  • Once the PS4 associated with your account is located, your app will display a field where you may enter a code.
  • Go to the ‘Settings‘ menu on your PS4 console and choose PlayStation App Connection.” Make sure you click on the Add a Device option. It will give you the code.
  • Use the app on your phone to type in this code and then tap “OK.” As of this moment, you are connected to your PlayStation 4.

With this connection, you can stream PS4 games on your phone, message or chat with your PSN friends, browse the game library, buy new games, and do all the fun stuff you would typically do on your console. Following these steps, you can link up to sixteen devices with one PS4.

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Final Thoughts on Using Hotspot on your PS4

A lot of data is used while playing games on PS4 while utilising its network settings, therefore most people choose to play them through Wi-Fi rather than mobile data. You may, however, connect your PS4 to mobile connection if you have an unlimited plan or don’t mind utilising mobile data for gaming.

Avoid exceeding your monthly data allowance. Watch out for your phone’s battery depletion, since the hotspot uses extra power.

You should now be able to set up your PS4 as a wireless hotspot, thanks to this instructions. If you have more questions concerning your PlayStation or the best Wi-Fi router for gaming, you may refer to our other articles. Happy gaming till then!

Bryan V. Root
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