I have a phone running Windows Phone 8.0 and I've been trying for hours to tether it to my Samsung tablet, in order to use the internet from my phone without using a hotspot or WiFi. I just want to use the apps and data from my phone on a bigger screen.

How can I accomplish this?


Starting with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, internet sharing can be done over Bluetooth, as well as over WiFi. To enable it, simply use the "Share over" dropdown list in the internet sharing settings app.

For more information:
Internet sharing over Bluetooth comes via GDR1 update for Windows Phone


Internet sharing over Bluetooth is not supported.

Only Wi-Fi is supported for internet sharing.

Windows Phone How-to - Share my connection


You need to

  • pair your devices
  • enable BT sharing in your windows phone
  • join the Bluetooth personal area network (PAN) from your Tablet

(from a windows PC, the last operation is done via the menu of the BT icon in the systray)


Internet sharing over Bluetooth is now supported, if you have Windows Phone 8.1 Developers Preview. You just need to get the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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