We would like to discuss, how to tether your Android phone and before we do this lets have a quick look at what is tethering ?
Tethering is an application which helps you to share your mobileâs data connection with another device which has WI-Fi enabled in it. Tethering is very useful, when you are out and need to get connected with internet and there is no Wi-Fi access to that place, so you can access your phones data connection to the device which you wish to get connected to internet for free. It is preferred that one has a unlimited plan for your device to avoid a nasty bill surprise 🙂
There are three types of tethering available for your Android phone Wi-Fi Tethering, Bluetooth Tethering, USB Tethering. So we will discuss all the three types of connectivity options for your Android phone.
Your phone is already provided with this feature, to access this feature you need to open your phoneâs settings and tap more option under Wireless & Networks and then tap Tethering and Portable Hotspot option. Now configuring your hotspot settings now click to the portable Wi-Fi hotspot option and then connect your phoneâs Wi-Fi hotspot from your other device
With the help of Bluetooth Tethering feature you can connect your device with the help of Bluetooth. All you need to have is Bluetooth enabled on your both device. To enable Bluetooth Tethering you must go to Settings of your screen, under More and Wireless & Network options and check out with Bluetooth tethering. Keep your both the device near by so that the device must be discoverable and if you using laptop then go to Device & Printers Control Panel and add your phone and pair with your laptop. Once the connection is set-up with the laptop then you can right-click your phone and select Access point to start tethering your device over Bluetooth.
USB Tethering means connecting your phone with the laptop or desktop to access internet on laptop or desktop. When you connect your phone you will see option of USB tethering under SettingsâMore â Wireless & Network and it will be available so click to the option and new network adapter in windows will appear, USB Tethering in windows is stated as âRemote NDIS based Internet Sharing Deviceâ so you will use this adapter to connect the internet by your phone.
Apart from all this traditional Tethering methods you can also use Third-party Tethering apps for your phone, this will help you with same but with more convenience. You can download app named PdaNet+ to use third party tethering for your Android phone and this works same like of official tethering app provided by Android. You can also make use of Reverse Tethering, this means if you are unable to access internet on your Android phone then you can connect your phone with the help of Reverse tethering method to use your laptopâs internet on your phone, this is amazing and very useful app. So in this way you can connect your phone via tethering method.