Windows 11 offers a handy new feature that makes connecting your PC to a mobile device and having that device operate as a Wi-Fi hotspot much more convenient. However, the capability is still in testing and currently only works with Samsung cell phones. The Phone Link app (formerly Your Phone), included in preview build 25231 in the Dev Channel (early testing channel for Windows Insiders), makes it possible to immediately connect to your phone’s hotspot. Therefore, if the device is within range, you can quickly connect to your handset’s hotspot by simply hitting a button, without touching your phone or fiddling with any hotspot settings, entering passwords, or doing anything else.
However, to use this new feature of Windows 11, you require a Samsung mobile running One UI 4.1.1+ and your PC must be Bluetooth-enabled. Of course, Windows 11 preview build 25231 and the Phone Link desktop program version 1.22082.111.0 (or better) are also requirements.
Lastly, you can see Microsoft’s blog post on the new build for further information on how to set it all up. It also outlines the other changes the software giant has made here, most of which are bug fixes (and known issues).