Android Instant Tethering Now Officially Available For Nexus And Pixel Devices

By Mae Cervantes , Feb 11, 2017 11:28 AM EST

Recently, instant tethering has officially been made available for Pixel and Nexus devices that run on Android Nougat. The instant tethering allows the Android users to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices without entering a password.

Lists Of Compatible Smart Devices

According to Engadget, the phones that can automatically share data connections are Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel and Pixel XL, which are powered by Android 7.1.1. The smart gadgets that can automatically use shared data connections and not as hosts, are Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C, which are running Android 6.0.

The smart devices can automatically share a cellular data via Wi-Fi. However, users need to be signed in to their Google Account. For tablets, it can automatically connect to the internet using the other phone's data connection. Consumers must take note that most of the cellular service providers limit and charge extra for tethering.

Tether Automatically Via Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth Or USB

According to 9To5 Google, the feature suggests an option to enable a secure hotspot and pair automatically. The Instant Tethering option appears under the Google menu in Settings.

To connect, just navigate to the Setting app, then Google. After, click Instant Tethering and choose Connect. To change the instant tethering settings, select Configure. Most of the carrier will send a verification notification. In turning on and off the feature, navigate the Setting app under "Wireless and Networks. Then, tap "More" and choose "Tethering and Portable Hotspot."

A few service providers restrict instant tethering and some do not offer it without an extra charge. Simply ensure to check with the carriers whether they permit to connect without acquiring additional expenses. Also, Google highlights that tethering consumes most of the battery life and the internet connection will disconnect after ten minutes without being use.


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