How do I setup USB tethering on my Samsung Phone?

Last modified : Jul 07. 2020

USB Tethering lets you share your phone's Internet connection between your computer (or other devices). In order for this feature to work, you will need Hotspot service and the feature will need to be turned on. Click one of the drop down menus below to learn how to enable USB Tethering on your Galaxy phone.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary.

Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat) & 8.0 (Oreo)Click to Expand
1 Launch your Settings and tap on Connections
Launch settings and tap on connections
2 Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
3 Plug your Galaxy phone into your PC Device then toggle on USB Tethering
Toggle on USB Tethering

Ensure you are connecting the two devices together with genuine Samsung approved cables and adapters. If your device isn't being recognised by your PC, try using different cables and a different USB port. Alternatively, you can try Bluetooth Tethering or Mobile Hotspot to share your phone internet.

4 Once the connection is successful, you will notice that the Internet Status on your PC will be connected to an Ethernet Public Network.
PC Connected to Ethernet connection
Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie)Click to Expand
1 Launch your Settings and tap on Connections
Launch settings and tap on connections
2 Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
3 Plug your Galaxy phone into your PC Device then toggle on USB Tethering
Toggle on USB Tethering

Ensure you are connecting the two devices together with genuine Samsung approved cables and adapters. If you your device isn't being recognised by your PC, try using different cables and a different USB port. Alternatively, you can try Bluetooth Tethering or Mobile Hotspot to share your phone internet.

4 Once complete, you will notice that your Network status will be displayed as Connected. You will then be able to successfully surf the web or send through an email.
PC Connected to Ethernet connection
Android OS Version 10.0 (Q)Click to Expand
1 Launch your Settings > Connections
Select Settings
2 Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
3 Plug your Galaxy phone into your PC Device then toggle on USB Tethering
Toggle on USB Tethering

Ensure you are connecting the two devices together with genuine Samsung approved cables and adapters. If you your device isn't being recognised by your PC, try using different cables and a different USB port. Alternatively, you can try Bluetooth Tethering or Mobile Hotspot to share your phone internet.

4 Once complete, you will notice that your Network status will be displayed as Connected. You will then be able to successfully surf the web or send through an email.
PC Connected to Ethernet connection

If you have tried the above steps but you are still having issues setting up USB Tethering from your Galaxy phone, you can reach out to us via Chat Support or call us (Toll Free in Australia) on 1300 362 603.

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