POCO F1 hotspot not detectable by other devices
Poco is a sub-brand from Xiaomi that has launched the only one mobile with name POCO F1 in India. It has a 6.18-inch display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Powering the Poco F1 is the Snapdragon 845 processor and it comes in different storage and RAM options. It comes with a dual-camera setup on the rear side and consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera along with a 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front side, it comes with a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The POCO F1 runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie and constantly gets updated. The phone packs in a 4000mAh battery and has support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3. It is a dual hybrid SIM slot and has support for 4G as well as VoLTE.
Whenever portable hotspot created with the new Xiaomi devices ( applicable to all Xiaomi smartphones not only POCO F1) which run on 5.0 GHz, will not be visible to the other devices which run on 2.4 GHz. So this is not specifically a device problem but a technology gap which is changing at a very high pace. And in the coming future the users likely to face more of this kind of problem. So let’s move on to the solution
First, go to the phone setting by clicking the setting menu, then go to the portable hotspot/hotspot.
One opening the hotspot menu there will be an option “set up portable hotspot”.
Click on the “set up portable hotspot” to go the setup menu of the hot spot.
After going into the setup hotspot the details will look like this but the main thing to notice here is the “Select AP Band”, which is by default selected 5.0 GHzThis 5.0GHz is not compatible with the old devices because old devices re still running on the older 2.4 GHz AP band. This 5.0GHz is not compatible with the old devices because old devices re still running on the older 2.4 GHz AP band.
Now all you have to do is to change the AP BAND from 5.0 GHz to 2.4 GHz. Now the band is changed to 2.4 GHz, let’s save it and then start the portable hotspot normally.
From now on you will be able to see the hotpot address will be visible to other devices also.
And these steps will be common for all Xiaomi devices and the same method will be followed for all smartphone which has a similar problem.[simple-author-box]