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Enable USB Tethering on Samsung Galaxy S5 to Share Internet via USB Cable

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I couldn't tap on the tick box for USB tethering. What can I enable it?

I couldn't tap on the USB tethering option. It is like a shaded option.

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There are a number of possible reasons your Samsung Galaxy S5 is displaying the USB tethering checkmark box as a greyed out option. First, make sure that your phone is not connected to any WiFi network. Your Samsung Galaxy S5, like every other smartphone, is unable to use USB tethering when it's already connected to a WiFi network; USB tethering only works when your Samsung Galaxy S5 is connected to your cellular provider's network. If you're not already connected to a WiFi network, try restarting your phone and following the steps in the VisiHow article below. If you're still unable to tether your Samsung Galaxy S5's data connection via USB to another device, your cellular data plan might not include tethering. A number of carriers charge an extra monthly fee for data tethering; call your carrier and ask them if your plan includes data tethering already. If it doesn't, you may add it for an additional monthly fee. If it does, however, your phone may have a hardware issue since your plan is completely set up for the feature and your phone is not allowing you to use it. The customer service representative you speak to will help you schedule a repair or replacement for your phone so you can use the feature that you pay for.

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Having Problems with USB Tethering?

When I try to click on USB Tethering, it says there is a temporary network problem that prevents the enabling of the tethering function. Please retry later

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USB tethering does not seem to work?

USB tethering does not seem to work

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Usually this problem arises because you are using a USB cable that is meant for charging rather than a Samsung brand USB cable. The cheaper knock off cords are usually not capable of data transfer but the name brand Samsung cords can be used to charge, transfer data and tether your phone.

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I cannot find the tethering icon on my phone?

How to find the tethering icon, I don't see it on my notification screen

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I am having Samsung Galaxy grand prime and its USB tethering is not working?

I am having Galaxy grand prime, when I connect my phone to my laptop it just charges and not connect as a mass storage. I cannot copy something from my PC to phone. I go to setting and can't enable USB tethering

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Samsung auto connect USB tethering?

After a computer restart (due to updates etc.) the USB tethering will not automatically reconnect. Is there a way to set that up?

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When turning on USB tethering I can't connect?

After I try to connect to my computer via tether it says verifying account and after that the tether immediately disconnects.

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HOW DO I ENABLE USB TETHER MODE WITH A BROKEN SCREEN?

MY LCD SCREEN ON MY Samsung Galaxy S5 SPORT IS BROKEN. I have tried: OK Google TURN ON USB TETHER MODE, NO RESPONSE. I think it was caused by: I DROPPED THE PHONE

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I do not have the tethering option on my phone. I just purchased the phone yesterday. Is there a way I can download this option?

I do not have the tethering option on my phone. It is a Samsung S5 Android version 4.4.2. can I download this option?

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