Since the day the Android Operating System came, it has provided its users with a variety of options. In case you don’t know what tethering is, let us explain to you. Smartphone tethering allows you to share your phone’s 3G or LTE internet bandwidth with your laptop, tablet, or other phones.
Usually, this feature is found within the connections option under the settings menu of your smartphone. This feature is available in most of the smartphones but some of the carriers have gradually started to block this feature.
If you have one of those carriers where you are unable to use your smart phone’s tethering feature, then in this article we are presenting you with some of the free and paid tethering apps which are available in Google Play Store. Let’s take a detailed review of those apps.
Best Free Tethering Apps for Android
FoxFi allows you to share your phone’s internet connection and turns it into a mobile hotspot without rooting it. It allows your phone to connect to multiple devices that include computers, tablets, and gaming consoles. The app has a nice interface and works very well with all the devices. However, if you have a phone which is running on an old Android version (Android 7 and below versions), then you are out of luck. You can install this app in free from Google Play Store. Installation is quite easy with a one-click setup.
PDA NET+ comes with a Wi-Fi direct hotspot feature that works well on all the devices having Android 4.1 version and above. It allows you to connect your computer or Mac PC to your mobile with Bluetooth or USB. The app is easy to install without having to root the phone. It allows your computer to run the internet at the same speed if it is connected to a 4G smartphone. You can install the free version on your cellphone and the client app on your PC or Mac to connect with the mobile app. The app is available free of cost on the Google Play Store.
NetShareallows your phone to create a Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile data at free of cost. It supports the phone with android version 6 and above. It acts as a Wi-Fi repeater to extend your phone’s Wi-Fi signal. It is a simple application to install which is available in Google Play Store. Even if you find any difficulties to install it, then there is a short tutorial available to help you get started. You don’t need to root your phone to use this app.
Now you can share your phone’s internet connection with other devices via Wi-Fi connection using the Wi-Fi Tethering app. It is one of the most advanced and compatible tethering Google app that is available in the Play Store. The only thing that can be trickier for you is rooting your phone to install this app. It has one of the best-looking interfaces and very advanced settings for which the app is worth rooting for. It has the latest setting which is generally not available in most of the tethering apps.
Best Paid Tethering Apps for Android
If you are looking to share the internet connection from your smartphone to other devices then install the Easy Tether Pro app. It supports both USB tethering as well as Bluetooth tethering. This app supports tethering for windows and also for Mac or Linux computers, PS4, Xbox, and other gaming consoles that often other tethering apps fail to do. You can install this app without the need to rooting your device. The app is available in the Google Play Store with a price tag of Rs 636.99 only.
If you are looking for one of the simplest apps to share internet connection from a smartphone, then Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot Premium is for you. It is available for smartphones which have Android version 1.6 and above. Turn on the portable Wi-Fi hotspot just with a tap of your finger. It is available as a paid version in the Google Play Store app for Rs 75 only.
If you are looking for an Android app that can automatically start USB tethering once the cable is plugged in, then the EZ USB Tether app is perfect for you. It automatically reactivates the USB tethering if it breaks out in between for any reason. It supports the phone which has Android version 2.3 or above. It is available in the Google Play Store app for Rs 55.57 only.
Hotspot Tethering Pro allows you to edit, plan, and share your 3G/4G/5G network seamlessly. The app design is easy to use and the operation is very smooth. It runs on the phone which has Android version 8 or above. It also allows a shortcut app launching icon when you long press on the app. The app is available easily on the Google Play Store app at Rs 520.
So these were the review of the best tethering apps both (free & paid) available in 2020.