How to disable the Mobile Hotspot feature in Windows 10

Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems out there and it comes with a lot of exciting features that are loved by users from all around the world. Mobile Hotspot is one such Windows 10 feature that allows users to share their Internet connection with other devices with a few clicks.

This is a great feature for the people who do not have an Internet Router at their home and earlier we also published a guide on how to use that. However, if you don’t like this feature you can also disable it from Windows 10 using our method. In this step-by-step guide, we are going to have a look at How to disable the Mobile Hotspot feature in Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to disable the Mobile Hotspot feature in Windows 10

Step 1: Bring up Registry Editor on your Windows 10. To do this, you can either open the Run app and search for “Regedit” or simply use your search bar and search for Registry Editor to run the App.

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, go to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsNetwork Connections

Step 3: In the next step create a new Dword (32-bit) Value with the name “NC_ShowSharedAccessU” To do this simply right-click anywhere on the blank area on the right side of the app and click on New > Dword (32-bit) Value.

Step 4: Double click on your NC_ShowSharedAccessU Dword value and when the Edit box pops up keep its value to 0 to disable the Mobile Hotspot feature on your laptop.

Step 5: You can change the value to 1 to enable Mobile Hotspot on your Windows 10 system again.

That’s all! When the Mobile Hotspot has been disabled, the feature will still appear in the Network & Internet settings but it cannot be enabled or configured. To use the feature, the registry needs to be edited again. Were we helpful? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this guide using the social media buttons.