Tether Internet from Android: Many of us have laptops, but for the same, we do not need or have a dedicated Ethernet or broadband link. Generally speaking, we rely on the internet of our smartphone to surf the web on a PC. If you don’t understand, there are some places you can use the internet on your computer on your Android phone. This also involves a tethering-a standard method of internet sharing through WiFi, Bluetooth, USB.
How to Tether Internet Connection from Android Phone Easily?
You may also feel this as a necessity when you don’t want to use Public WiFi for security reasons, or when you’re out for work with your laptop, or when you feel that the internet on your smartphone is faster than the default.
We’re here with some fresh ways to share your Android internet with your computer(s) to help you out. Most of these methods are simple to do, and all popular mobile platforms are available. So, let’s start without any further ado:
What is Tethering?
Tethering, or PAM, is the sharing of the internet connection of a mobile device with other connected computers. A mobile device can be connected to other devices via wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth or physical cable connection, for example, via USB.
When tethering is achieved via WLAN, the feature can be labelled as a personal or mobile hotspot, enabling the computer to be used as a portable router. A PIN or password can protect mobile hotspots. The internet-connected mobile device can be used for connected devices as a compact wireless access point or router.
Methods of Tether Internet Connection
Method-1: Sharing Connection using USB Tethering
Remember tying back? When we addressed this in our “Android Internet Computer Usage” article? Well, it’s the same thing, but in the opposite direction. USB Tethering shares your internet through a USB cable, in our case, using the Micro / Type-C USB cable from an Android phone to a computer. In most cases, this method is used and requires no WiFi or Bluetooth except for a cable. To use this, you may already be familiar with the steps below.
- Navigate to the settings of your Android phone as usual.
- Go to the option Networks & Security.
- Next, choose the option Hotspot and Tethering.
- Link your Android phone to your PC now using the USB cable included in the package. Make sure you already have proper drivers on your Mac.
- Turn on the USB tethering toggle now and select the network as Private on your computer when asked by a pop-up.
- You can now access data on your PC.
Method 2: Sharing over Wireless Network
Follow the steps below: unlock your smartphone with Android, navigate to Settings.
- Look for the Wireless & Networks option in the Settings menu. Open the door.
- Now click on the option Hotspot & Tethering.
- Tap Wi-Fi hotspot, you can configure the name of your network, i.e. SSID, password and level of security.
- Switch the WiFi button to the top right corner to turn on the WiFi.
Now you can enjoy the internet on other devices, including PCs, laptops, smartphones, and so on, connect to the network you’ve just created via WiFi. If your PC does not natively support WiFi, you can purchase a USB WiFi adapter that will cost around $2.
Few tips: if you don’t need to save battery drain, turn off the wifi hotspot. Often, if doing this frequently in public places, use WPA2 PSK authentication and switch the default password to a personalized one for maximum security.
Note: For devices running on different Android versions and skins, the layout of settings may be different. This method will also suck a lot of juice from your phone, so you’ll be better prepared first with your charger.
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Method 3: Sharing Internet using Bluetooth Tethering
If either the host or the client device does not support WiFi, the above system may not work for you; this is the case where Bluetooth comes to rescue. This method has been promoting this in the past for Android, Laptops, Computers and even some Nokia mobile phones.
- Open your Android smartphone’s settings.
- Go to the choice of Network & Security.
- Click the Tethering and Hotspot.
- Select and toggle Bluetooth tying.
- Now turn on the other device’s Bluetooth, connect to the network you’ve just created, grant internet access permissions, and you’re good to go.
Open Control Panel on your desktop go to Hardware and Sound then Devices and printers on the computer, right-click the icon of your phone and use the Access Point to select Connect. (If the standard method is not working)
Final Thoughts about Tether Internet from Android
Your phone will display a notification that Bluetooth will share the Internet. Due to its relatively low speeds, this method may not be the best for daily use, but yes, it does exist! So here were the top five ways to access the Internet with your machine from your Android Phone.
You can use either of them according to your convenience and the options available. We recommend that you use APKHound.com to see which method works best for you, however. The USB-tethering remains our most preferred method. Let us know the one you are most likely to use to share your Internet connection with your PC.