Tethering: Samsung Galaxy S 5

Learn how to share your mobile data connection over a USB cable using the Samsung Galaxy S 5.




Computer drivers

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer fromhttp://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.


USB tethering

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Scroll to 'NETWORK CONNECTIONS,' then tap Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
  5. Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. For best results, use the cable that came with the phone.
  6. To share your connection, select the USB tethering check box.
  7. Tap OK if you would like to learn more about tethering.
  8. Once connected, Tethered appears under 'USB tethering' and the check box is selected.