This guide covers how to share Android WiFi connection with another device via Bluetooth. Whether you want to share your Android internet with another Android phone, PC, or some other device, this can be done very easily. All you have to do is use Bluetooth Tethering feature and then you can share your Android connection with any Bluetooth enabled device.
Before getting started, let’s see some scenarios where you will most probably want to share your phone WiFi with another device:
- You work in an office or institution where only specific devices are allowed to connect to WiFi network. If one of your friends have access to it, you can simply ask him to share the WiFi internet connection and use it on your phone using Bluetooth.
- Your second device can’t connect to WiFi. This might be a rare case but if it is, then you can still access WiFi internet on that particular device with the help of your first device (that has WiFi access).
- If you don’t want to share internet connection via Portable Hotspot feature, which allows other devices to connect to your phone if they know the password.
Whatever the reasons would be, you can easily share Android WiFi network to the second Android device via “Bluetooth Tethering“. I guess this is one of the less used features, but this is really helpful and simply great.
Steps To Share Android WiFi Internet With Another Device via Bluetooth Tethering:
1). Connect your phone to a WiFi network whose internet connection you want to share with another device.
2). Turn on Bluetooth of your first phone as well as another phone or device.
3). Now, pair both phones using Bluetooth.
4). After connecting both devices via Bluetooth, make sure that “Internet Sharing” option is enabled on both devices. You can find this option in ‘Profiles‘ section available under ‘Paired Bluetooth device‘ settings. The same is visible in the screenshot added below.
5). After turning on “Internet Sharing”, go to Tethering or Portable Hotspot settings of your phone whose WiFi internet you want to share. When you are there, turn on the “Bluetooth Tethering” (Share phone network via Bluetooth). Do note that you don’t have to turn on this option on the second device.
Now just wait for a few seconds till WiFi connection of your phone is shared with the connected device. It normally takes time around 5-10 seconds, but once it is done you can use the internet on the second device.
Sharing Android WiFi data with another phone or device via Bluetooth can come handy in many situations. When internet data is consumed or in other cases, this Bluetooth Tethering feature will be useful. The only limitation of Bluetooth Tethering is that it is one to one connection. Like other Portable Hotspot features, which allow multiple devices to connect and share the internet connection of your phone, sharing Android WiFi connection is limited to one device at a time. Still, as Bluetooth Tethering is the only way to share your WiFi network from one Android device to another, this is quite useful.