How to Connect Nintendo Switch to a Mobile Hotspot

Because Nintendo Switch is truly portable, users may, at times, want to connect it to the internet in order to play popular online games such as Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Fortnite. Fortunately, connecting the Nintendo Switch to the internet from the phone’s hotspot is not very difficult.

Therefore, with your Nintendo Switch, you can play the same games when you are traveling that you play when you are chilling at your home. Whether you are piloting a spaceship across a galaxy to help bring back love to the universe or try to handle a kitchen, you can enjoy the gaming experience when you are on the move.

Also, multi-player titles eat up a lot of data. If you have an unlimited data package on your phone, then you can share the data with Nintendo Switch and enjoy playing on it.

For iPhone users

iPhone users can use the hotspot on their devices in three ways:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB

However, in order to give hotspot to Nintendo Switch, users have to choose Wi-Fi. Follow the steps given below to enable Wi-Fi hotspot on the iPhone device:

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Now, scroll and tap on Cellular.
  3. Choose Personal Hotspot from the list of options.
  4. Tap on the toggle next to Hotspot to turn it on.
  5. Now, you will be able to see the name and passcode for the hotspot network.
  6. This information will be required while turning on the Nintendo Switch.

For Android users

Users who have an Android device need enable the Wi-Fi hotspot in their phones. Follow the steps given below to set up Wi-Fi hotspot on Android:

  1. Tap on the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Network and Internet.
  3. Now, choose Hotspot and tethering from the list of options.
  4. Tap on Wi-Fi hotspot.
  5. Enable the Wi-Fi hotspot.
  6. Now, you will be able to see the name and passcode for the hotspot network.
  7. This information will be required while turning on the Nintendo Switch.

Setting up mobile hotspot connection on Switch

Finally, you need to ensure that the Nintendo Switch is successfully able to connect to the wi-fi hotspot network. Thankfully, it is extremely easy to connect Switch to a hotspot network.

  1. From the home screen of the Switch, go to Settings.
  2. Now, click on the Internet option from the left pane.
  3. Click on Internet Settings.
  4. Allow Nintendo Switch to locate the available networks.
  5. Find your network and select it.
  6. Now, you may be asked to key in the password.
  7. Enter the network password and click on OK.

After hooking up Switch to the hotspot network, you will be able to play games online without any problems. Although there might be a more considerable lag than usual, you will still be able to play games. Just make sure that your phone connection is strong.

Marshall Lyne is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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