How to Connect Phone Hotspot to PS5 in Seconds?

Occasionally, connecting your PS5 to a hotspot becomes a necessity. We’ve all experienced moments when our Wi-Fi is down, or our housemates’ simultaneous downloads of multiple 4k movies cause lag and stuttering in our gaming sessions. Slow download speeds on the PS5 can be a frustrating issue.

In such cases, resorting to a hotspot can provide an alternative solution to keep your gaming experience smooth and uninterrupted.

This article will guide you through the process of connecting your PS5 to a hotspot, ensuring you’re always ready to game, no matter the circumstances.

Step 1: Enable Hotspot On your Devices(Android/iPhone)

For Android:

Note: Android mobile setting will the same for all device but some skin of differnet brand might use different setting names.

  1. Go to your Phone settings
  2. Then to the “Mobile network
  3. Select Personal hotspot
  4. Now enable the hotspot by pressing the toggle
  5. Also, note the name and password
  6. Now Hotspot is Enabled

For iPhone:

  1. Open Settings 
  2. Go to Celluar
  3. Click on the “Personal Hotspot
  4. Click the toggle next to “Allow Other to Join
  5. Now your iPhone Hotspot is Enabled

Step 2: Connect to a Hotspot/Different Wi-Fi on PS5

Most of the network errors are due to your connected network. Either it’s too slow or their some connection issues with your network. To see if your network is not faulty, try switching to a different Wi-Fi or your mobile’s hotspot.

  1. Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
    settings ps5
  2. Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
  3. Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
    set up internet connection on ps5
  4. Now you will see a connected Wi-Fi that can be the issue. Under that, you’d be finding more Wi-Fi signals and in my case, I see the hotspot I turned on as well.
    In case you don’t find your Wi-Fi network, press the triangle button on your controller to scan networks.
    ps5 available list witha a selected wifi that is not yet connected
  5. Scroll down to your desired Wi-Fi, click on it and enter your password to connect, and see if you are facing any errors.
    ps5 connected witha a mobile hotspot

Here’s how a video for the same process:


Why can’t my PS5 connect to my hotspot?

PS5 is unable to connect to your hotspot as your PS5 is not within the range of your hotspot’s signal. Weak signals or interference can lead to connection problem

How Much Data Does PS5 Use On A Hotspot?

The amount of data your PS5 uses on a hotspot depends on various factors, such as the type of activity you’re engaged in and the duration of that activity

Can a PS5 connect to a 5g hotspot?

Yes, a PS5 can connect to a 5G hotspot. The PlayStation 5 is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 support, which allows it to connect to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks

Zul is an avid gamer with a passion for RPG and racing games. He enjoys playing games like Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto 5 and is also skilled at fixing errors and crashes to enhance the gaming experience. Zul stays up-to-date with the latest gaming news and enjoys sharing his knowledge through writing gaming guides and articles.
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