Hi guys. I am trying to share my mobile connection from my Note 20 Ultra 5g to my Galaxy Tab A8 via usb.
I'm in hospital for an extended period and have been using the WiFi hotspot. But I'm mindful that I might be killing the battery having it on, basically, 24 hours a day.
No matter what I do I cannot get the usb tethering to work. It says its on (on my note 20) , the note 20 is the control device but my tab A8 does not have Internet.
I've tried altering the developer settings on both devices to make usb tethering the default..... nothing works.
Am I missing something really obvious?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
@gcarlin1: Have you tried disabling USB tethering on your Note 20, and enabling it on your Tab A8 to see if this helps? I do appreciate your concerns about the affect that the prolonged use of a hotspot might have on your battery, although you may wish to monitor this via Settings > Battery and Device Care > Battery, to see if the Note 20 is capable of maintaining the connection. You also have the options of Bluetooth Tethering, which could potentially be less power intensive. Let me know how you get on.
Right now I'm using a WiFi hotspot
I'm with Three UK and have an unlimited plan.
Unlimited tethering is included, they call it a personal hotspot.
I'll just need to stick with the WiFi hotspot I guess.
Thanks for replying 🙂