If you need to use an internet connection but there is no Wifi available, you can share your Android device internet connection with your Windows PC. Here’s how you to share Android internet connection with your Windows PC using Bluetooth Tethering.
There was a time when my Galaxy Note 3 had an issue, the Wifi chip was damaged and I can’t use Wifi function. This is the reason I need to use Bluetooth Tethering. Otherwise, I can use the most common method which is Wifi Tethering on Mobile hotspot functions.
Basically, there are 3 types of tethering on Android devices:
- Wifi Tethering: Wifi tethering turns your phone into a mobile hotspot. It creates a Wifi network that multiple devices can connect to at the same time. It provides faster network speed but battery will drain faster too.
- Bluetooth Tethering: Bluetooth tethering only allows one device at a time. It is significantly slower than Wifi, and uses less battery.
- USB Tethering: USB tethering has the fastest speeds. But you’ll have to connect your phone to your laptop with a USB cable. It’ll not drain the battery because it will draw power from your computer’s USB port.
As mentioned above, in this post I’ll show you how to use Bluetooth Tethering on Android phone to share its internet connection with Windows PC.
How use Bluetooth Tethering to share Android internet connection with Windows PC
- Enable Bluetooth on your Windows computer.
- On your Android device, open Settings.
- Select Connections.
- Select Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
- Select Bluetooth tethering to turn it On or Off.
- Go back to Connections page, select Bluetooth.
- Select Scan to scan for your Windows computer.
- Once it found your Windows computer, tap on its name — it will send the Bluetooth pairing request.
- Confirm the PIN number on both devices and select Yes to pair.
- Wait for both devices to successfully paired.
- On your Windows computer, right-click on Bluetooth icon and select Join a Personal Area Network.
- From the device list, select your Android device and select Connect using > Access point.
- Wait for Connection successful message.
Now you can connect your Windows PC to the internet using your Android device’s internet connection.
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