Do you know how to tether your Mobile to share your internet connection with other devices?
Tethering is when you use your phone to create a personal hotspot, so you can get online using other devices.
For example you can use it to connect a laptop or tablet to the internet when you are away from home or don’t have a wi-fi connection, or you could share your connection with family and friends, allowing them to go online.
How to set up tethering on your phone
Tethering is easy to enable, the set-up process varies slightly depending on which operating system your phone runs.
Android: Go to the Settings menu. Look for Wireless & Networks – Tethering & portable hotspot. Switch on ‘Portable Wi-Fi hotspot’ and tap ‘Set up Wi-Fi hotspot’ and enter a name and password.
Some manufacturers such as LG and Samsung have their own Android phone interface, so settings may vary. Look for ‘Tethering’ or ‘Mobile hotspot’ in the menu.
iPhone: For an iPhone look for the ‘Personal Hotspot’ option in the Settingsmenu.
Windows Phone: Head to the Settings menu and tap ‘Internet Sharing’. Turn the slider next to Sharing ‘On’ and under Share over select Wi-fi. Give your phone a name and set up a password.
To get online using your phone’s internet connection, activate wi-fi on the device, look for your phone and enter your password.
Tethering: What to be aware of
Tethering uses your phone’s mobile data connection. So if you have a small data allowance – for instance 500MB and use it to tether, you will run out of data more quickly than normal.
If you go over your data allowance, you will be charged more by your provider, so it is worth checking with your provider first. If you are a Hits Mobile customer you can set up a Data Package by calling us on 965 743 473.