How to Enable Bluetooth Tethering on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post will teach you how to set up and enable Bluetooth tethering feature on the Galaxy Tab S6. Read on for more detailed instructions.

New smartphones and tablets do offer a number of essential features that are programmed to aid users in many ways. Among these features is the Mobile HotSpot, which is likewise present on the Galaxy Tab S6. With Mobile Hotspot, you can share your mobile device’s data connection with other devices by converting your device into a wireless access point. That said, your tablet will serve as the wireless router.

Internet sharing via Mobile Hotspot or tethering in mobile devices can be done in different methods. You can tether by Wi-Fi, by Bluetooth and by USB cable.

Portrayed in this video are the steps to enable and set up Bluetooth tethering on the Galaxy Tab S6.

Easy Steps to Enable Bluetooth Tethering on your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Carrying out the following steps will activate the Galaxy Tab S6 Bluetooth tethering feature and thereby allows you to share your tablet’s internet connection with other devices via Bluetooth.

  1. To get started, go to the Home screen on your tablet and then swipe up from the bottom center of the display.

    Performing this gesture will launch the Apps viewer.
    On the Apps viewer you will see the shortcut icons to built-in services and downloaded applications.

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  2. To continue, tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will launch the device's main settings menu. 
    In this menu, you will see a list of basic and advanced features with a number of items to re-configure.

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  3. To access the tablet's Mobile Hotspot settings and relevant features, tap Connections.

    A new screen opens with a list of wireless features and options to manage.

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  4. Scroll down and then tap to select Mobile Hotspot and Tethering from the given options.

    Doing so will let you access the Mobile Hotspot's main settings menu.

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  5. To activate Bluetooth tethering, toggle to turn on the switch next to Bluetooth tethering.

    When enabled, you can start sharing your tablet's internet connection via Bluetooth.
    Don’t forget to enable the Mobile Hotspot settings too.

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  • Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

After enabling Bluetooth tethering, pair your Tab S6 with the other device. You can set up Bluetooth pairing through your tablet’s settings menu or through the notification panel if you’re pairing with a fast pair device. Make sure that your other device is in pairing mode and close to your tablet.

When your devices are paired, you can set up the other device’s network connection with Bluetooth.

By then you can start connecting the other device to the Internet using your tablet’s internet connection.

To check and see if the other device has internet access, open a browser then navigate to any websites to see if it loads up successfully.

Otherwise, you may have to perform some basic internet troubleshooting to determine and resolve the underlying cause of the problem.

Once you’re done tethering, you can disable the feature by heading back to the mobile hotspot settings menu and then toggle to turn the Bluetooth tethering switch OFF.

This is recommended to save or extend battery life on your tablet and it’s paired device.

If you’re having trouble connecting to the internet on your other device with Bluetooth tethering, verify and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on your other device and that it is positioned within the recommended Bluetooth proximity with your tablet.

Unpairing and pairing the devices again can also be deemed a potential solution, especially if the problem is attributed to a corrupted Bluetooth connection.

Mobile Hotspot and tethering features typically come in handy whenever the need to connect to the Internet arises and Wi-Fi network isn’t available. For as long as you have sufficient credits or postpaid data subscription on your Android device, you can use its mobile data to get your other phones, tablets, or computers connected to the Internet.

Some mobile operators or carriers however may set a limit or charge extra for tethering.

To avoid incurring extra charges, talk to your network operator or service provider beforehand.

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!


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