Tethering: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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




Computer drivers

  1. On your computer, open the webpage "http://www.samsung.com/us/smart-switch/
  2. Select the Smart Switch version compatible with the computer operating system and device.
  3. Follow the prompts to download and install the drivers.
  4. When prompted, connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  5. For best results, use the charging cable that comes with the device.
  6. On the Smart Switch screen, click MORE.
  7. Click Preferences, then select the Backup items tab.
  8. Select the content types you would like to back up, then click OK.
  9. Click Backup on the main Smart Switch screen. It may take several minutes for the backup to be completed.
  10. A screen appears, informing you that the backup is complete. Click Confirm.


USB tethering

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