How to share Internet data on Android: all possible ways

What would we do without a mobile data fee? Because of the smartphones, and the hyperconnected society that they have driven, data plans have become an essential part of our day-to-day life ... but as in this life - unless you are lucky enough to have contracted a rate with unlimited GB -, these are also over, and there are situations in which there is no other solution but to resort to Android’s ability to share data .

And it is that our favorite operating system, from one of its earliest versions, offers the possibility of sharing the Internet connection with other devices , either with smartphones or tablets, computers, or any device capable of connecting to the network of networks .

How to share data on Android?

Android, natively, offers several methods through which to share the Internet connection . Each of them is oriented to a specific situation. Next, we will see and explain each one of them.

WiFi access point

The Wi-Fi access point is the system most used by Android users when sharing Internet from one mobile phone to another . It consists of using the mobile data network, to, as its name indicates, create an Internet access point, to which the rest of the devices can connect via Wi-Fi.

This system also allows you to add a security layer through a password , which all users who want to connect will need to know in order to connect to the network.

To enable a Wi-Fi hotspot on Android, follow these steps:

  1. From the System Settings , access the “Networks and Internet” section .
  2. Enter the category of “Wi-Fi Zone / Connection Sharing” .
  3. Several options will appear. The one that interests us in this case is “Wi-Fi hotspot” . Once enabled, you can change parameters such as network name or password, as well as the type of encryption - it is recommended to use WPA2 / PSK -

When the access point is created, the rest of the users can now connect to the network you just created.

Share Internet via USB

You may be wondering what it could be for you to share your Internet connection via USB , being able to create a Wi-Fi hotspot. Well, there may be a situation where you lose your connection through ADSL or fiber temporarily, and need to access the Internet through a desktop without Wi-Fi connectivity. For this case, this is the most convenient method.

Unlike the Wi-Fi access point, the option to share via USB is not active at all times. In order to enable it, it will be necessary, first, to connect the Android device to the computer with which we will share the Internet via USB .

Once connected, from the “Wi-Fi hotspot / Connection connection” panel , the new option “Share Internet via USB” will appear . If activated, the device will start sharing the Internet connection with the computer to which it is connected.

Share data via Bluetooth

The Bluetooth connection sharing option is a system similar to the Wi-Fi access point, with the difference that, in this case, Bluetooth technology is used. The first step will be to connect the two devices, the one that will share the connection, and the one that will receive it, via Bluetooth .

Now, from our Android - if we are the ones who are going to share the connection - we will have to follow the following steps:

  1. From the System Settings , access the “Networks and Internet” section .
  2. Enter the category of “Wi-Fi Zone / Connection Sharing” .
  3. Enable the “Share via Bluetooth” option .

In this way, the sending device is ready, but it is time to configure the device that will take advantage of the connection , following the steps below:

  1. From the System Settings , access the “Connected devices” section - it could change depending on the manufacturer. 2 Enter the Bluetooth category, and select the device that is sharing the Internet .
  2. From the options menu of the device in question, enable the “Internet access” option.

In this way, the device can now connect to the Internet through our Android, and all through the classic Bluetooth connection.

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