1. Orlando Parkinson's Avatar
    Is there an option to enable USB tethering on windows 10 mobile? whenever I connect my device (lumia 620) to my laptop (also windows 10) the phone companion launches and on my phone, the charging indicator comes on. I would like to do more than just transfer files and charge my phone when I don't have any data or wifi connection.
    01-10-2016 10:35 AM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    No tethering option. Use internet sharing
    01-10-2016 10:53 AM
  3. Orlando Parkinson's Avatar
    I've suggested usb tethering in the windows feedback app... I really need this feature on my lumia
    invisik likes this.
    01-10-2016 11:32 AM
  4. invisik's Avatar
    Yes... usb tethering please.... :/

    -m
    05-11-2016 10:40 AM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    my n97 had that, you need some flimsy drivers on your pc so its not just the phone supporting it, it was easier to just open a hotspot at the end
    05-11-2016 02:00 PM
  6. Sager-Naji's Avatar
    Nope.
    05-11-2016 03:39 PM
  7. Deepak's Avatar
    Meanwhile you can use WiFi hotspot. Windows 10 PC also supports it. Go to Settings > Network and Internet > Mobile hotspot. But, yeah, it won't work if your have desktop PC with no WiFi adapter ;) Laptop should work with no issue.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-11-2016 03:53 PM
  8. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    On my 650 I found a new USB option but I never tried it. That could be usb tethering, that's sounds like" additional pc connectivity"
    05-12-2016 02:46 AM
  9. Anthone's Avatar
    Is there an option to enable USB tethering on windows 10 mobile? whenever I connect my device (lumia 620) to my laptop (also windows 10) the phone companion launches and on my phone, the charging indicator comes on. I would like to do more than just transfer files and charge my phone when I don't have any data or wifi connection.
    If windows ten doesn't detect your phone automatically when you plug it into the USB port worry not, it's easy to fix.

    The computer should make a little tinkly ding noise when you plug the phone in. If it doesn't then try this anyway and report back but it might be your cable or USB port.

    Look at the right hand side of the taskbar. There is an icon that looks like a speech bubble. Click it. A thing called an Action Centre will open it will be searching for wireless devices. Ignore that and look at the bottom. It will say find other devices. Click that. One option will be Android. Click that. A remove device option will appear. Ignore it and go to This PC. You will see your phone and can now access the memory to move pics etc. Go to the phone and enable USB tethering. Your phone will disappear from This PC. "Don't Panic". Do the action centre manual addition again. Your phone won't reappear but your internet tethering will work now.

    You can now choose between accessing the phone as memory or as an internet gateway by manually adding it as described above.

    Your results may vary slightly depending on your phone. Many people get automatic detection of everything all the time. I'm sure it works for iPhones or windows phones too. Just a different option at the click Android stage.

    If you update windows while you are tethered it may well install the right drivers for automaticly detecting your phone in the future.

    Report back if it works or doesn't work for you and any variations you discover. At least you know the right control panel now.
    05-16-2016 09:47 AM
  10. Spartan Green's Avatar
    @Anthone, I know your post is old, but I can't seem to find any of what you mentioned. Windows 10 Pro v1607 Build 14393.1358 with Windows 10 Mobile v1703 build 10.0.15063.414.

    It looks like Windows 10 Mobile has some catching up to do.
    07-13-2017 03:39 AM

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