How to Get USB Tethering Working on Android Phone

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Last Updated on September 9, 2020 by Larious

How to Get USB Tethering Working on Android Phone

Let’s admit; not everyone has WiFi connectivity at their home. In fact, there are lots of users who still use mobile data for their regular internet activity. You can use mobile internet on the Computer via WiFi hotspot, USB tethering, or Bluetooth tethering.

Each form of connectivity requires a special adapter. For example, if you want to use a WiFi hotspot, you would need a WiFi adapter for PC. Similarly, if you’re going to share the internet via BlueTooth tethering, you would need a BlueTooth adapter on PC.

Out of all those connectivity options, USB tethering seems to be the best one as it doesn’t affect the internet speed much. However, you might experience some problems while sharing the internet via USB like USB tethering stopped working, USB device not showing, etc.

Get USB Tethering Working on Android Phone

So, to deal with such issues, we have decided to share some of the best working methods to fix USB tethering problems on Android devices. So, let’s check out how to get USB tethering to work on Android phones in 2020.

1. Using Developer Option

Enable USB Debugging
Enable USB Debugging

As of now, there are plenty of third party USB tethering apps available on the internet like USB Tethering, Easy Tether Lite, etc. These apps claim to get USB tethering working on Android devices.

However, to use those apps, you need to enable the USB Debugging mode on your device. For that, head to the Settings > Software Information > About Phone. Next, tap on the ‘Build Number’ 7 times on a row to enable the Developer Options.

Once enabled, you need to enable the ‘USB Debugging’ option. After that, give those apps a try, and it should enable USB tethering on your Android device.

2. Using ClockworkMod Tether

Using ClockworkMod Tether
Using ClockworkMod Tether

Well, rooted Android users were well aware of ClockworkMod. ClockWorkdMod has a USB tethering app that claims to enable the USB tether on a smartphone.

The app works pretty well, but the free version only offers a 14-day trial. After trial, you need to purchase the premium version to use the app.

To use the app, you need to download the desktop client of ClockWorkMod and connect your Android with it. Once connected, it will immediately establish the internet connection on your PC.

3. Other Third-Party App

FoxFi application
FoxFi application

Well, if the above methods don’t work, then you need to try the FoxFi application. It’s basically the same as ClockworkMod’s USB tether. You need to install a desktop client and connect your Android.

Once connected, it will immediately establish an internet connection. The good thing about FoxFi is that it also offers a few extra options like BlueTooth tether, WiFi Hotspot, etc.

So, this is all about how to get USB tethering working on Android. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.


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