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2017-05-15 02:45 PM
On my previous phone, a Samsung S4, I could set an icon to the home screen so I could turn on the mobile WiFi Tethering with only 2 clicks. How can I do that on the Xperia X compact, is it possible?
2017-05-15 04:17 PM
Sorry I wasn't fast enough, but great you hear you found a solution! :smileysmileythumbsup:
You can add Hotspot to the quick settings menu as well. To do so pull down the quick settings menu at the top of your screen, tap edit, then drag Hotspot up to active quick settings.
Let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with.
2017-07-09 12:27 AM - edited 2017-07-09 12:29 AM
After 7.1.1 update on my x compact last week wifi hotspot tethering isn't working anymore. It was working before the last update. I repaired with Sony companion on pc and nothing has changed. Devices seems to connect but all says there is no network. Could you please help? Thank you
2017-07-10 07:28 AM - edited 2017-07-10 10:50 AM
This is a result of the 7.1.1 update which has broken the WiFi hotspot if it's activated by a third party app.
I have been using an app which turns on my hotspot when my phone connects to my car's Bluetooth.
It worked flawlessly with Marshmallow.
It continued to mostly work with 7.0 (although the BBC iplayer radio app would interfere with the hotspot so needed to be force closed). Occasionally the hotspot would show an error which required a phone restart.
With 7.1.1 it fails everytime even though the hotspot is visible to other devices - but they cannot connect.
In hotspot settings, the slider which shows that the hotspot is active does not light up in this situation (although it may move, I can't remember).
However, if the hotspot is activated manually from either the hotspot settings page or from the pull down settings on the home screen, it works flawlessly every time. This isn't much use to me as I need it to activate automatically when I start my car.
I spent ages looking for a replacement app to make it work until I found a forum post from a few months ago where somebody had the same problem with (I think) the tasker app which was failing to activate the hotspot properly on a different phone running 7.1.1
So, if you activate the hotspot manually, all will work ok. If you use an app or non-Google shortcut to activate it, you'll be out of luck.
Now, how do we get Google to fix it? There was talk of it being intentionality broken for security reasons by Google but if not, they need to patch this or bring out their own app which offers the same functionality.
Reason for edit: Links added
2017-07-10 05:16 PM
Hi @Emil and others,
Mine isn't the same issue that you mentioned above, I don't use a third party application and I've never used. This happens exactly when I manually enable from the settings or when I activate from the wifi hotspot tethering shorcut icon. Should I wiat for next month for the security update etc ? thanks
2017-07-12 06:49 PM - edited 2017-07-12 06:50 PM
But it appears that, after the latest update, the Hotspot still doesn't activate properly when using a third party app.
I expect that we'll need the latest major update from Google for that. Sony, can you help?