How to set up Bluetooth Tethering on my Galaxy phone

Last modified : Apr 01. 2019

You can really simply share your mobile data internet connection with another device by activating Bluetooth Tethering. This will mean that any other phone or computer you have connected to your device by bluetooth will be able to use the same network connectivity. 

 

To turn on Bluetooth Tethering, see the steps below (by operating system)

Please Note: Not all Samsung phones and tablets will be able to share their mobile data by Bluetooth. 

Bluetooth Tethering on Kit Kat (Android version 4.4)Click to Expand
1 Tap on Apps.
How to set up Bluetooth Tethering?
2 Tap Settings.
How to set up Bluetooth Tethering?
3 Tap on More settings.
How to set up Bluetooth Tethering?
4 Tap on Tethering and portable hotspot.
How to set up Bluetooth Tethering?
5 Check the box to enable Bluetooth tethering.
How to set up Bluetooth Tethering?
6 Your device will now share your current internet connection.
How to set up Bluetooth Tethering?
Bluetooth Tethering on Lollipop and Marshmallow (Android 5+) Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app and select Tethering and Mobile Hotspot
Open the Settings app and select Tethering and Mobile hotspot
2 Tap the checkbox to turn on Bluetooth tethering. Any devices connected by Bluetooth will now be able to access this device's mobile data.
Bluetooth Tethering for Nougat and Oreo (Android 7+)Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app and select Connections
Open the Settings app and open Connections
2 Select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
3 Use the switch on the right to toggle Bluetooth tethering on/off. You can select the option to view paired devices.
Toggle the switch to turn Bluetooth tethering on
Bluetooth Tethering for Pie (Android 9.0)Click to Expand
1 Slide down to access your Quick Settings Panel and tap on the Settings cogwheel
Access quick settings and tap on the settings cogwheel
2 Select Connections
Select Connections
3 Tap on Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
tap on mobile hotspot and tethering
4 Toggle on Bluetooth Tethering
toggle on bluetooth tethering
5 If you tap on Bluetooth Tethering, you will be able to view compatible devices that can access your phone's internet connection
viewing compatible devices that can access your phone's internet connections

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