Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices Connected in Windows 10


You can turn your Windows 10 PC into a mobile hotspot by sharing your Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. You can share a Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular data connection.

When you turn on mobile hotspot, you can turn on or off a power saving feature that will automatically turn off mobile hotspot in five minutes when no devices are connected.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically turn off mobile hotspot when no devices are connected in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices are Connected in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices are Connected using a BAT file





Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices are Connected in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

2. Click/tap on Mobile hotspot on the left side. (see screenshot below step 4)

3. While you have Share my Internet connection with other devices (mobile hotspot) turned on, turn on (default) or off When no devices are connected, automatically turn off mobile hotspot for what you want on the right side.

The When no devices are connected, automatically turn off mobile hotspot setting is not shown when mobile hotspot is turned off.

4. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices are Connected using a BAT file

You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

Running the .bat files in this option will turn off mobile hotspot, so you will need to turn on mobile hotspot again afterwards if wanted.

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want to do.


 2. To Enable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices are Connected

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4.

Enable_automatically_turn_off_mobile_hotspot_when_no_devices_are_connected.bat

download

(contents of .bat file)
Code:
powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop "icssvc" & REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\icssvc\Settings" /V PeerlessTimeoutEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F & net start "icssvc"' -Verb runAs"


 3. To Disable Automatically Turn Off Mobile Hotspot when No Devices are Connected

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4.

Disable_automatically_turn_off_mobile_hotspot_when_no_devices_are_connected.bat

download

(contents of .bat file)
Code:
powershell -windowstyle hidden -command "Start-Process cmd -ArgumentList '/s,/c,net stop "icssvc" & REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\icssvc\Settings" /V PeerlessTimeoutEnabled /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F & net start "icssvc"' -Verb runAs"

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Run the downloaded .bat file.

7. When prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve running the .bat file as administrator (elevated).

8. You will now see a command prompt open to run the commands in the .bat file. The command prompt will automatically close when finished.

9. You can now delete the .bat file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn