How to share internet connection using Bluetooth Tethering on Android

Bluetooth tethering on Android
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There’s a time where my Note 3 had an issue. The Wifi chip was spoil and unable to use Wifi hotspot. Here’s how I share an internet connection using Bluetooth Tethering.


Basically, there are 3 types of tethering on Android device:

  • 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.

The most common and easy method is to use Wifi Tethering function, just tap on the Mobile hotspot icon on your Android phone and get any device or computer to connect to the Wifi network.

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.

See also how to turn Windows 10 into a mobile hotspot.

Share internet connection using Bluetooth Tethering on Android

  1. Enable Bluetooth on your Windows computer.
  2. On your Android device, open Settings.
  3. Select Connections.
  4. Select Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
  5. Select Bluetooth tethering to turn it On or Off.
  6. Go back to Connections page, select Bluetooth.
  7. Select Scan to scan for your Windows computer.
  8. Once it found your Windows computer, tap on its name — it will send the Bluetooth pairing request.
  9. Confirm the PIN number on both devices and select Yes to pair.
  10. Wait for both devices to successfully paired.
  11. On your Windows computer, right-click on Bluetooth icon and select Join a Personal Area Network.
  12. From the device list, select your Android device and select Connect using > Access point.
  13. Wait for Connection successful message.

Now you can connect your Windows PC to the internet using your Android device internet connection.

Let me know if you encounter the same situation as mine, and have to use Bluetooth Tethering to connect your PC to the internet.


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