[How To Fix] LG V20 Hotspot Not Working? Try Out these Fixes

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Muhammad Tayyab


Normally, the hotspot issue occurs due to various reasons such as entering wrong passwords, or in most cases, the hotspot name similarity might cause problems.

Did you encounter issues with the hotspot on your LG V20? If yes, then we are here to help you out with some of the proven fixes. After going through all these fixes, you will be able to fix the hotspot issue on your smartphone.

LG V20 Hotspot Not Working

There could be many reasons behind the hotspot not working issue on your smartphone. Some of them could be as follow:

  • Distance issue
  • Bugs in the software
  • Cluttered data in the cache memory
  • Incompatible Frequency Band

You should start the troubleshooting process with the help of the following fixes:


Soft Reset

Sometimes, a minor glitch in the device software happens to cause such an issue. These types of minor problems can be very well eliminated by performing a soft reset on your device. To do that, there are very simple steps to follow below:

  • Press and hold the “Power” button until the power options appear on the screen.
  • Next, select the “Power OFF” option and wait for your phone to completely turn OFF.
  • Now, wait for several minutes (2-3) and then press the Power button to turn ON your smartphone.

That’s it, you have successfully performed a soft reset on your LG V20.

Check the Distance

The range of hotspots varies depending on your device’s WiFi hotspot protocol. Normally, it can provide a range of between 65 to over 300 feet. Therefore, you need to be in a range. Try to reduce the distance between the main mobile hotspot device and other phones.

Check Signal Strength

The Hotspot problem might also occur due to the weak signal strength of your device’s cellular network. If the signals are weak, then your device might be unable to share the hotspot network with another device. Hence, make sure that the signal strength is strong.

Check For the Recent Software Update

How To Update Software of smartphone

Most of the problems occur due to an outdated version of software running on the device. Hence, you need to check for the latest update and if available, then download and install it on your smartphone. Downloading and installing the latest updates is very simple and can be done by following below simple steps.

  • Head over to “Settings–>About Phone”.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and select “Software Update”.
  • Next, tap the ”Check for update” option.
  • Finally, tap “Download Now”.

If any recent version of the update is available, then download and install it on your LG V20.

Switch To Static IP Address

You can also give it a try to change the IP settings on your phone. Switching from DHCP to a static IP address might resolve the hotspot-related issues on your smartphone. You can do this by following the simple instructions below:

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Network & Internet”.
  • Further, select the “Wi-Fi” option and tap the “settings gear icon” next to it.
  • Moreover, select the “Edit” button to modify the network settings.
  • Now select “advanced options”.
  • Select the “IP Settings” and change the option from “DHCP” to “Static”.
  • Finally, tap the “Save” button to make the changes on your smartphone.

Hopefully, this will fix the hotspot issue and you will able to use the internet via hotspot.

Clear System Cache

Another fix that can lead you to eliminate this particular issue is by booting into the recovery mode of your smartphone. By doing so, you will be then able to wipe the cache partition. This method removes all the temporary files that might be causing issues on your device.

Steps To Follow below:

  • Switch OFF your smartphone.
  • Next, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons until the system recovery interface shows up. After that, release both buttons.
  • Now select and confirm the “Wipe cache” option with the help of the volume and power buttons.
  • Wait for the wiping cache process to complete and then reboot your smartphone.

That’s it, you are done with clearing the system cache. Once your smartphone boots up successfully, then check whether the hotspot is working fine or still the problem persists.

Switch The Hotspot Band

Depending on the phone model, some phones are compatible with the 2.4 GHz band,s and some support both the bands 2.4 and 5 GHz.

Therefore, you need to confirm the compatibility of your hotspot by switching from the default selected band to another available band. Like, if 5 GHz is by default the selected hotspot band, then switch to the 2.4 GHz band.

Here are the steps below:

  1. Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  2. Next, tap “Network & Internet”.
  3. Further, scroll down a bit and select “Tethering & Mobile Hotspot”.
  4. tap the “Mobile Hotspot” option.
  5. Now, tap the “Show Advanced options”.
  6. Finally, change the band to 2.4 GHz, if the 5GHz band is the default selected band.

Make Sure Data Saver Mode is Disabled

There are several options in the network settings that are by default enabled on your phone or you might have enabled them when they are required. But all the options are not feasible for a particular feature such as a hotspot. One of these options includes a Data Saver Mode that needs to be disabled on your phone while connecting to a hotspot.

The data saver mode’s aim is to save data and hence limit data consumption which might cause network interruptions and other related issues.

  1. Head over to “Settings” on your phone.
  2. Next, tap “Mobile Data”.
  3. Now tap the Menu (three-dots icon) located at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Further, tap the “Data Saver” option.
  5. Finally, disable the “Data Saver Mode”.

Deactivate Other Connectivity Medium (Bluetooth)

Before enabling the Hotspot network, you need to disable Bluetooth on your device. This is because both of these mediums might be using the same frequency bands such as 2.4GHz which might cause the interference issue.

Therefore, it’s better to disable Bluetooth in the first place.

Disable Airplane Mode

Check whether you have turned ON the Airplane mode accidentally on your devices. If so, then you will be unable to use the Hotspot feature. The Airplane mode enabled on your device would disable all the other connectivity mediums such as WiFi, cellular Network, and Mobile hotspots.

Therefore, disable the Airplane mode on your LG V20.

Disable Cellular Connection on your Phone

If the cellular connection is enabled on your phone while connecting to a Hotspot, then this might cause an issue due to network prioritization. Your phone will prioritize the connection based on the network quality. If the cellular network such as 3G, 4G, and 5G is more stable than your desired hotspot network you are connecting to, then it will automatically try to connect to the cellular network.

Therefore, to avoid this issue, you might need to turn OFF the cellular network on your Phone.

Refresh Your Mobile Hotspot

There might also be a possibility of a minor glitch in your network settings. Therefore, to get the network back on track, this can be done with a simple refresh. To do that, simply disable the Hotspot on your device and then wait for some time.

After a few minutes of time, again enable the Hotspot on your device.

Disable All Downloads

There might be several apps automatically updating in the background on your smartphone which could slow down the network and causes connection issue. You need to check and disable all the apps for auto-updates on your smartphone. Also, pause all downloading such as OS updates, movies, and music on your smartphone.

Disable VPN

You can’t ignore the VPN if you are facing any network issues on your device. Most of the time, the VPN is the real culprit behind the network issue. Therefore try to avoid VPN in the first place when connecting your device to a mobile hotspot. Disable the VPN on your smartphone while using the Hotspot.

Deactivate Power Saving

This feature is helpful at a time when your primary concern is battery power. It reduces the performance of your device to enhance the battery power of your device due to which many of the features are unable to perform well.

Hence, you need to disable the power saving on your phone. Along with this, also deactivate the “Adaptive battery”, and “adaptive power saving” options on your device.

Further, access the hotspot settings and disable the power saving there also by following the steps below:

  1. Head over to “Settings”.
  2. Next tap “Battery”.
  3. Now, tap the “Battery Saver” and disable it.

Bluetooth tethering

There is also an alternative option to a mobile hotspot when sharing an internet connection with other devices. With the help of Bluetooth, you can connect your smartphone to other phones to share an internet connection.

  1. Head over to “Settings->Network”.
  2. Next tap “Tethering”.
  3. Now, enable the “Bluetooth Tethering” option.
  4. Finally, connect your phone with the help of Bluetooth.

Perform Network Reset

How To Perform Network Reset

Performing a network reset on your phone might resolve the network issue well.

  1. Head over to “Settings->System”.
  2. Scroll down to the “Restart & Reset” option.
  3. Now, tap “Network Settings Reset”.
  4. Finally, tap “Reset Settings–>Reset Settings”.

This will reset all the network settings including Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, and Bluetooth.

Perform Factory Data Reset

How To Perform Factory Data Reset

This method is very effective and worth considering when facing any kind of issue on your device. This will restore all the settings to the factory default settings. But you need to take a complete backup of your important data as it will wipe all the available data on your device.

Here are the steps below:

  • Head over to “Settings-> General”.
  • Secondly, tap the “Backup & Reset” option.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap “Factory Data Reset–> Reset phone”.
  • Finally, tap “Delete all” to start the factory data reset operation on your phone.

Please wait for the process to complete, once it finishes, the phone will boot up and will be directed to the Welcome screen. Now, set up your phone accordingly by following the on-screen instructions.

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If you want a quick solution to cope with the hotspot issue on your LG V20, then you must opt for the following fixes:

  • Reboot your phone.
  • Check the Distance.
  • Update the Software.
  • Disable Data Saver Mode.
  • Perform Network Reset.

The above fixes will lead you to resolve the mobile hotspot issue on your LG V20. Further, you must read the complete guide to explore plenty of more fixes to the mobile hotspot issue.

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