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userzkbpMdx12E
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Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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I canot find this anywhere in the Settings menu.  Nor in the USB options menu.  Anyone know where it is?

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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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If your Tab A is a WiFi only model, there will not be a mobile hotspot or tethering option on the device. This is only available from devices with carrier-based software and features.


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Samsung_gSLpdrf
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Try the wifi settings. Hope this helps

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Try the wifi settings. Hope this helps

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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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Assuming that you want to share your mobile connection, Wifi must be off:

 

  1. At the Home screen, touch the Apps Menu button.

  2. Open the Settings app.

  3. Choose Wireless & Networks.

  4. Choose Tethering & Portable Hotspot.

  5. Place a green check mark by the option USB Tethering.

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userzkbpMdx12E
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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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There is no menu option for "Tethering & Portable Hotspot".  I've looked for it there, in all the "Connection" settings, and in the menu that pops up when you connect a USB device.

 

My menu layout is diferent.  Settings -> Connections shows:

- Wi-Fi

- Bluetooth

- Airplane Mode

- Data Usage

- More connection settings

 

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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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If it's going to be anywhere it going to be under "more connection options"

 

What are you trying to accomplish with the tethering and connected to what?  I don't own a Tab A or I'd check it out for you.

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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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If your Tab A is a WiFi only model, there will not be a mobile hotspot or tethering option on the device. This is only available from devices with carrier-based software and features.


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userzkbpMdx12E
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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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Ah, I was just wondering if this was the case.  I do indeed have a wifi-only model.

 

Still seems strange to eliminate tethering.  If I have a phone or some other device with internet, it would be nice to tether the tablet to it.  I get why it can't be a hotspot.  But tethering has nothing to do with carrier access.

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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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If you were to enable the WiFi hotspot on the phone, the tablet can connect to that using the WiFi.


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userzkbpMdx12E
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Re: Cannot USB tether with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)

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True.  But there are certain applications and dev tools in which I require usb tethering.

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