How to share Internet from an Android phone

With Android , sharing your Phone’s internet connection with other devices has become very easy . Most of the features required to shared your phone’s internet connection are already present in your phone and there is no need for downloading any third party application to do so . These built in features will enable you to share your Android phone’s internet connection with other devices wirelessly or wired . This feature is said to be tether

Various Methods of Tethering

1. USB Tether

2. Bluetooth Tether

3. WiFi Tether

Method 1: USB Tethering

USB tethering is the easiest and fastest method to share your Android Phone’s internet connection. I prefer USB tethering over WiFi or Bluetooth tethering, mostly because USB tethering doesn’t consume my Android phone’s battery. The only limitation of USB tethering is that , it can be only used to share your android phone’s internet connection with a PC .

Step 1: Connect your Android phone with your PC using a USB data cable .

Step 2: Open your Android phone settings and tap on “more settings” under wireless and network .

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Step 3: Tap on “Tethering and portable hotspot” under Network .

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Step 4: Next tap on “USB tethering” to check it and enable USB tethering . Now you can fire up any browser on your PC and you can surf the internet with Android phone’s internet connection .

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Method 2: WiFi Tethering

WiFi tethering comes second to USB tethering in terms of speed and also at the same time it consumes your Android phone’s battery . But the main advantage of WiFi tethering , is the ability to share your Android phone’s internet connection with multiple devices at the same time .

Step 1: Open your Android phone settings and tap on “more settings” under wireless and network .

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Step 2: Tap on “Tethering and portable hotspot” under Network .

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Step 3: Next tap on the button next to “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” to enable WiFi tethering . next hold the “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” and tap on configure to set your own network SSID and security  key .

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Step 4: Now on your Windows PC , Click on the network icon in the windows notification icon and again select your phone’s wireless network connection . Next enter the security key you had set earlier to connect with your Android phone’s WiFi hotspot and access its internet connection .

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Method 3: Bluetooth Tethering

Bluetooth tethering is the slowest in terms of speed , but it consumes less battery as you can only tether with one device at a time using Bluetooth tethering . It can come very useful when sharing internet connection with old gadgets and devices.

Step 1: Open your Android phone settings and tap on “more settings” under wireless and network .

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Step 2: Tap on “Tethering and portable hotspot” under Network .

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Step 3:  Next tap and check “ Bluetooth tethering” to enable Bluetooth tethering.

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Step 4: Now your phone will be discoverable on any bluetooth enabled device and you can access your phone’s internet connection .


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