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How to Find SSID of Mobile Hotspot on Android

SSID refers to the Service Set Identifier, a unique name assigned to a wireless network created by a device when it is used as a mobile hotspot. If you want to connect other devices to your Android phone, it is important to find the SSID of its mobile hotspot.

So, you must know how to locate this information to ensure that other devices can identify and connect to the correct network and today’s guide will help you with that. 

How to Find SSID of Mobile Hotspot Android

How to Find SSID of Mobile Hotspot Android

Essentially SSID is the name of a Wi-Fi network that users see when they can scan for available networks on their devices.

It distinguishes one wireless network from another. Once a user selects a network from the list of available SSIDs and provides any necessary authentication credentials, the device connects to the selected network.

1. Open Settings on your phone and navigate to the Connections or Network & Internet section.

Depending on the manufacturer, it may have other names such as Network & Internet, or Wireless & Networks.

2. Look for options like Mobile Hotspot, or Tethering & Portable Hotspot, and tap on it.

Your SSID should be displayed at the top of the screen. It may be labeled as Network Name or SSID.

SSID displayed at top

Also Read: How to Find Hotspot Password on Android

How to Change the SSID of Your Android Hotspot 

Changing the default SSID enhances security by making it harder for potential attackers to identify your device and potentially target it for attacks.

1. Open Settings and navigate to hotspot settings labeled as Network & internet.

2. Choose Mobile Hotspot, or Tethering & Portable Hotspot settings.

3. Once you’re in hotspot settings, tap on the SSID displayed at the top of the screen.

4. Type in a new name for your hotspot and then tap on Save or a similar option to save the new name.

5. Turn off the hotspot and then turn it on again to apply the changes.

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By following the simple steps outlined above, you can quickly find the SSID of your mobile hotspot on Android. If you have any queries or suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments box, and stay tuned to TechCult.

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