How to Share Android Phone Internet On PC Using USB Cable

Being able to share Android phone internet on PC via USB is a very easy thing to do but in this wireless age, people hardly feel the need to do so, thanks to WiFi. The ability to Share an Android phone internet connection on PC via the USB cable comes embedded in every Android device. Although most Android users hardly make use of the feature as there is a better alternative. However, there is no telling when it might come in handy so it’s better to know how to and not use it than not to know how to and end up needing it.

The trick behind this is simple. The feature transforms your Android device into a virtual modem. This way, your PC doesn’t see an Android device when you Connect your Android device to the PC and enable the Feature, it only sees a modem instead and uses it’s internet connection.

Obviously, you’ll need to have an active internet connection on your Android device for this to work. Additional charges may also be incurred while making use of these feature depending on your network provider. So you might wanna contact them before we begin. When you’re ready, you can follow the steps below.

How to Share Android Phone Internet On PC Using USB Cable

First, you’ll need the following.

  • An Android phone with a working/Active internet connection.
  • A Good/Original USB Cable.

  • A Windows PC.

Once you have the above, then we can begin.

  • Turn on the internet connection on your Android device. You can browse a little bit on your Android device just to make sure the internet connection is working.
  • Connect your Android device to your PC using the USB Cable.

  • Once it is connected, Pick up your Android Phone and Access the Settings Menu. Click on More and Select Tethering & Portable Hotspot.

  • Toggle on the USB Tethering Switch.

  • This will prompt your windows PC to download the necessary drivers needed to read your Android Smartphone as a modem. Should be done in a minute or two tops.

  • Once it is done, you can now launch a Broswer or any other app on your PC and start using your phone’s internet connection.

  • Note – Your Android phone must stay connected to the PC for the internet connection to be shared. If the Android device gets disconnected, so will your internet connection. So make sure your phone as well the USB cable doesn’t get tampered with, especially if you’re Downloading.


    With the above outlined steps, you can share Android phone and internet on PC using USB Cable. The process is simply and easy to understand but if you run into any problem while setting yours up, be sure to let us know in the comment section now below so we can help.

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