See Who Is Connected to Your Android Hotspot & Remove Them

Learn the quick process of identifying and controlling devices on your Android hotspot. Keep your data secure and manage connections with simple steps.

By Abhishek Chandel
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See Who Is Connected to Your Android Hotspot & Remove Them

See Who Is Connected to Your Android Hotspot & Remove Them

Have you noticed your mobile data being used up but can't figure out what device is connected to your Android phone's personal hotspot? Don't panic - it's easy to identify who is leeching off your hotspot and protect your data. In this quick guide, We'll walk through how to check which devices are connected to your Android hotspot using just a few taps in your settings menu & then see how you can stop it.

Steps to Check Who’s Connected to Your Android Hotspot & Remove Them

1. Launch the Settings application on your device.

2. In the settings, Navigate to the Connections section & open it.

3. Under the Connections scroll down & select "Mobile Hotspot and Tethering".

4. As you want to see Who's Using Your Mobile Hotspot, We assume that your Mobile Hotspot is already enabled. As it's enabled, tap on the "Mobile Hotspot" option to open its settings.


5. On this page you'll see the name of the device that Is connected to your Hotspot. Tap on its name.

6. Then tap on the settings icon next to the device name.

7. After finding who’s connected to your Hotspot, to stop the unknown device from draining your cellular data, tap on the "Pause sharing" button at the bottom.


With these simple steps, you can easily see all devices connected to your Android's mobile hotspot and maintain control over your cellular data. Now you can choose to remove unknown connections or pause sharing to unauthorized devices eating up your GB.

FAQs - Improving Mobile Hotspot Connection

What's the difference between mobile data and hotspot data?

Mobile data refers to the cellular plan on your smartphone that lets you access the internet directly. Hotspot data is what other devices use when connected to your phone's personal hotspot over WiFi. Basically, your phone shares its mobile data connection wirelessly when acting as a hotspot.

How to secure my Android hotspot?

To keep your hotspot secure, set a strong password and hide the network name so it's not broadcast to everyone. You may also want to use a VPN to encrypt all the traffic from connected devices. Basic steps but they offer solid protection.

How much data does using a hotspot consume?

It really depends on what the connected devices are doing. Streaming videos or large file downloads will gobble up GBs fast, while light browsing or app use isn't as intensive. Just be aware that more activity means more data drained from your plan.

Can I connect multiple devices to my Android hotspot?

Yep, most Android hotspots let you connect 8-10 devices simultaneously. Just know that the more things tapped in, the slower speeds may get from data splitting.

How to extend my phone's battery life when using a hotspot?

Hotspots are notoriously rough on battery life. Dim your screen brightness, close unneeded apps, and trigger power-saving modes when active. An external battery pack or staying plugged in helps too.

What are the security risks of using a public hotspot?

Public networks are vulnerable if not set up properly. Watch out for things like hackers intercepting your traffic or malware installing secretly. Using a VPN or avoiding personal stuff in those situations is wise.

How can I monitor how much data is being used by devices connected to my hotspot?

Go to your device's Settings app and find the "Hotspot & tethering" or "Mobile Hotspot" section. This will typically show you the total data used by your hotspot, as well as a breakdown of data usage by connected devices.

How can I limit the number of devices that can connect to my Android hotspot?

Just use password protection & when you want to limit to the specific number of devices that are already connected, simply pause sharing using the method we discussed in this article.

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