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Turn your Samsung Galaxy Note II, s3 or s4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly

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How come USB Tethering is greyed out?

I am trying to connect by USB to tether to a Laptop but it is greyed out, how can I change this?

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It's likely your phone is set to the wrong setting. Some carriers disable tethering altogether, but following these steps could enable tethering for you if your carrier has not.

  1. 1
    Go to "Settings."
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    Tap "Connectivity."
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    Open "Default connection mode."
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    Check off "Charge only."
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If any of these options are not available, it means you're likely unable to tether on your plan or with your carrier.

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How do I get access to Hotspot in Settings?

I have a Sprint Galaxy S4 Spark (SPH-L720T). I have rooted the phone but otherwise still stock. I have installed Xposed Framework and Xtether. Activated and rebooted my phone. When I go under Settings and More Networks, there is no option for Mobile Hotspot

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How to reset USB tethering on my Samsung Note3?

Currently under 'Connections', 'Tethering', it's grayed out and I'm connected to my PC with the USB cable.

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Change your USB Cable, either your original one is now damaged and needs to be replace with a data and charge USB Cable.

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USB tethering is grayed out on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

I have a tested and proven USB cable attached to my USB3 port of my laptop and cannot get any form of communication established other than charging.

Change your USB Cable, either your original one is now damaged and needs to be replace with a data and charge USB Cable.

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Turn your Samsung Galaxy Note II, s3 or s4 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly

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I couldn't find the connectivity option?

OK., well I went to my settings and I couldn't find connectivity. I am trying to move music and pictures from my LG G3 to my new laptop. Except it won't let me.

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How to get to connectivity tab from settings?

My USB tethering is greyed out

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I upgraded to 4.3 on my Note3?

Now I can't get a USB connection to transfer my photos. There is no place in settings for media connect or just charge like there used to be

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The option "USB Tethering" is off, how can I turn it on?

Hi, I want to make a backup of my LG G2, but I can't transfer anything to my PC. When I connect my phone to my PC it doesn't show as a drive or something and when I start LG Suite, specially made to transfer media to your PC, it can't find it. Neither with the WiFi connection. So I searched online and found that I have to turn the USB tethering on... of course there is an other problem. The option to turn it on is greyed out and can't be turned on. How do I fix this?

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Sir, why am I not able to click USB tethering option?

I am not able to click USB tethering option it has grayed out and does not lit up. I have tried: Tried restarting phone again and again. I think it was caused by: No idea

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USB tethering major problem, need fixing tonight?

My Samsung Galaxy S6 USB tethering is greyed out and it won't let me turn it on.. I have tried everything and looked everywhere and I need these photos off my phone and on my computer by tonight as I'm going away and there is a lot of photos. I have gone online and searched everywhere and tried multiple things.

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Please help asap. I have even tried the hardware thing and it nearly crashed my phone. My parents and friends have tried different cables computers etc., but nothing is working. I don't want to factory reset because then all of my photos are gone. I have checked the user manual as well and it doesn't say anything about what to do in this situation

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Mi 3 handset, tethering is greyed out?

Mi 3 handset, tethering is greyed out. I have tried: Mi 3 handset, tethering is greyed out. I think it was caused by: Mi 3 handset, tethering is greyed out

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How can I get my tablet to recognize my wired Xbox 360 controller?

Every time I plug in the controller, I get sent to the USB tethering screen on my tablet and the USB tethering is greyed out. My tablet has an inbuilt USB 2.0 port. The controller lights up with LEDs but there is no recognition of input. Using the app USB/BT Joystick center causes the tablet to reset when trying to "create a drive". I need help. I have tried: USB/BT joystick center gold. Rooting the tablet.. I think it was caused by: It never worked. Tablet is new. RCA viking 10.1 pro with detachable keyboard.

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Galaxy S3 mini won't connect to PC?

Hi, the phone won't connect through a USB cable and I've tried to turn the tethering on but it is greyed out, also I have uninstalled it from my devices

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Hello, I have a Xiaomi redmi2 device. MIUI 7. It takes charge but the same cable when plugged into a laptop or PC isn't discovered nor charges the device. Also the USB tethering has been greyed out even when plugged in. The wire works fine with charger connected to the power source but not with USB?

Hello I have a Xiaomi redmi2 device. MIUI 7. It takes charge but the same cable when plugged into a laptop or PC isn't discovered nor charges the device. Also the USB tethering has been greyed out even when plugged in. The wire works fine with charger connected to the power source but not with USB.

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My LG Stylo doesn't have a "Connectivity" button?

Hi, I can't copy files from my LG Stylo to my computer anymore (It worked fine up until 2 weeks ago). However I can charge it when the USB cable is connected. I was encouraged to see your solution but the problem is that "Connectivity" isn't a category in my settings. Is there some other place where I can uncheck "charge only?". . Thanks.

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Trying to get the data of my SD?

I am trying to get the data of my SD card on my Galaxy S4 but it will not connect to my computer via USB cord.. I have tried: Lots of suggestions on the internet.. I think it was caused by: Do not know

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