How to Create an Effective Cybersecurity Policy

Phone hotspot

Phone hotspot is called tethering. Tethering is when you use a mobile device with cellular service to create a Wi-Fi connection that other devices can use.

Tethering turns a mobile device (e.g., a smartphone) into a portable Wi-Fi router, allowing you to share your data with other users.

You can turn most modern iPhone and Android phones into mobile hotspots by changing a few settings. Some users may have to contact their cellular device provider to activate this feature, but many providers offer it free of charge.

Remember that using your smartphone as a hotspot can drastically reduce your phone’s battery life. That’s why users may purchase a dedicated mobile hotspot device instead.



An online privacy enthusiast, Irma approaches her writing about cybersecurity with an "I can help!" attitude. With a particular interest in cyber hygiene, she strives to share..