BLU Life Play

BLU Life Play

How to share internet on a BLU Life Play

There are situations in which we do not have a Wi-Fi connection, either because we are away from home or outside work or because there is a network problem, or we are in a second residence, and we need to connect from a computer / laptop, a tablet or a television to watch our favorite series or movies using the internet connection of our BLU Life Play.

Fortunately if you have a SIM card with data rate on your BLU Life Play you can share Wi-Fi and surf the internet from another device by following the steps below:

Table of Contents:

Estimated time: 10 minutes.

1- First step:

First of all check that you have 3G / 4G / 5G mobile connectivity activated on your BLU Life Play. To do this, with the BLU Life Play unlocked, you can slide your finger from the top of the screen downwards, the shortcuts to device settings will be displayed.

Open Android quick panel

2- Second step:

The icon for the internet connection via 3G/4G/5G data connection must be activated and appear in blue or green, if it is not activated, click to activate it.

If you can't find the icon shown in the image, swipe down again to display all the quick setting icons.

If you don't see the data connection icon on your BLU Life Play, check out the following tutorial: Edit the shortcuts panel on Android.

Network connection

3- Third step:

On your BLU Life Play go to the device settings, it is the gear wheel icon that you will find on the home screen or in the phone menu, you can access the main menu by dragging your finger from the bottom to the top of the screen.

Settings icon Android

4- Fourth step:

Click on “Networks & internet” or “Connections” and then click on “More”.

Network and Internet Android

5- Fifth step:

Click on “Hotspot & tethering”.

Android tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot

6- Sixth step:

Once inside the "Hotspot & tethering" section of the BLU Life Play, click on the "Wi-Fi hotspot" section to configure the shared connection by creating a Wi-Fi network to which other devices can connect.

Wi-Fi hotspot Android

7- Seventh step:

Press the button shown in the following image to activate the Wi-Fi access point on your BLU, if it already appears activated you can go to the next point.

Activate Wi-Fi hotspot Android

8- Eighth step:

The name of the Wi-Fi network created using the data connection of the BLU Life Play will appear under the "Hotspot name" section, this is the Wi-Fi network that you must search for and use on the other device from which you want to connect. If you want to change the name of the network you can do it by clicking and editing the name.

Name of Wi-Fi hotspot Android

9- Ninth step:

The password of the Wi-Fi network or access point created from the BLU Life Play can be found in the "Hotspot password" section.

Click on the dots or asterisks to check the password and modify it if you want to change it to a simpler or more complex one.

Password of Wi-Fi hotspot Android

10- Tenth step

Check or change the password and click on "OK" to continue.

Edit Wi-Fi hotspot password Android

11- Step eleven

If you want to change the security settings of the Wi-Fi access point, click on the "Security" section.

Wi-Fi hotspot security Android

12- Step twelve

Select the type of connection security from the options available on your BLU, "WPA3-Personal" is the most recent security protocol but you must adjust it depending on whether the device you want to connect via Wi-Fi accepts such a recent protocol or an older one.

Edit Wi-Fi hotspot security Android

13- Step thirteen

If you want to change the access point band of the access point created with your BLU, click on “AP Band”.

Wi-Fi hotspot band Android

14- Step fourteen

You can choose between the 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz band, it is possible that your device shows other options, this will depend on the software version or the region of your BLU Life Play.

The 5 Ghz band is usually less saturated and offers a better connection for short distances and the 2.4 Ghz band, despite being more saturated, since other Wi-Fi networks are usually configured in this band, it is better to connect long distance.

Edit Wi-Fi hotspot band Android

Click on “Save” and you can search and configure this portable Wi-Fi network to share the internet connection from your BLU Life Play on another device.

Video instructions

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The BLU Life Play have the following network connectivity to be able to share the internet: GSM / HSPA

2G connectivity: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G connectivity: HSDPA 850 / 1900 - L100a

4G connectivity:

Network speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n| Wi-Fi Direct| hotspot

Bluetooth: 4.0| A2DP

Share internet via USB on BLU Life Play

Instead of sharing the connection by creating a Wi-Fi connection, you can also use your BLU Life Play's connection to connect a laptop or other device to the Internet via a USB cable.

Connecting via USB has its advantages, such as the fact that you won't need to create a password or enter it, which saves time.

It is also a more secure method, as you prevent someone from guessing the password to the Wi-Fi network and using your connection without your consent.

Connecting via USB also provides higher speed and avoids possible connection losses. In places with many Wi-Fi networks, they can interfere with each other by using the same frequency.

Finally, this method saves battery power, as the USB connection not only consumes less power, but also allows you to charge your Life Play while using it as a modem.

1- First step:

The first thing you will need is a USB cable that allows data connection, use the cable that comes with your BLU Life Play from the factory, if you do not have it available try another cable but keep in mind that there are cables that only serve to charge the battery and do not transmit data.

Connect the cable to the Life Play and to the computer, laptop or device to which you want to share the connection.

Connect via USB cable

2- Second step:

Follow the steps of this tutorial up to step 6, if you have connected the cable and this cable allows data transmission, the "USB tethering" option will be enabled.

Press the button to the right of "USB tethering" to activate the shared connection via USB cable and you will be able to start using the internet connection on the other device.

USB Tethering Android

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