You can use a local-only hotspot to enable applications on devices connected to
the Wi-Fi hotspot to communicate with each other. The network created by this
method will not have Internet access. Each application can make a single request
for the hotspot, but multiple applications can request the hotspot at the same
time. When multiple applications have successfully registered concurrently, they
share the underlying hotspot.
is called when the hotspot is ready for use.
If your app targets Android 13 (API level 33) or higher, you must request the
to use a local-only hotspot, as shown in the following code snippet. Apps that
target an earlier version of Android must request
<manifest ...> <<!-- If your app targets Android 13 (API level 33) or higher, you must declare the NEARBY_WIFI_DEVICES permission. --> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.NEARBY_WIFI_DEVICES" <!-- If your app derives location information from Wi-Fi APIs, don't include the "usesPermissionFlags" attribute. --> android:usesPermissionFlags="neverForLocation" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" <!-- If any feature in your app relies on precise location information, don't include the "maxSdkVersion" attribute. --> android:maxSdkVersion="32" /> <application ...> ... </application> </manifest>
For more details on using local-only hotspots, see