Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the T-Mobile Prism.
Connection icons for tethering
When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:
Tethering via USB is turned on
Drivers for computers
To download and install device drivers for computers, follow these steps:
Tethering works with Windows® 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Mac OS X, and Linux. For more information about tethering and operating systems, visit www.android.com/tether.
For Windows XP, you must have the appropriate driver installed on your computer before you can tether. To learn more, go to www.android.com/tether.
Note: When you connect your phone to a computer with a USB cable, you can EITHER tether OR access files on the phone’s memory card, you cannot do both. If you want to use your computer to access the memory card, you must turn off tethering.
Tethering via USB
To connect the device internet to a computer via USB cable, follow these steps:
- Connect a USB cable to your phone, then to a computer.
- Tap the Home key.
- Tap the Menu key.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Wireless & networks.
- Tap Tethering & Mobile HotSpot.
- Tap USB tethering check box.
- Read the alert and tap OK.
- When done, safely disconnect the device from the computer.