BlackBerry 10 Internet Tethering

How-To

Did you know that you can share your BlackBerry 10 device’s mobile network connection with another device such as laptop or tablet? All it takes is a USB cable or Bluetooth connection and you’ll be able to access the Internet on your laptop or tablet!

Find out how to do this using the steps below🙂

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings > Network and Connections > Internet Tethering
    • If you have not used this feature before, review the onscreen instructions
  3. In the Connect using drop-down list, select USB or Bluetooth 
    • If using USB, connect your device to your computer, or tablet
  4. Turn on the Internet Tethering switch

After completing these steps, and connecting your device to your laptop or tablet using a USB cable or Bluetooth connection, you can monitor connection details on your device so you can see usage details.

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Note: Additional charges may apply for Internet Tethering use. Verify your data plan before using this feature.

Help! Internet tethering isn’t working

If you are having trouble with Internet tethering here a couple troubleshooting tips to help you out!

  • Verify that your device is connected to the mobile network, has an upper case signal and is connected to the BlackBerry infrastructure, for example bb10_it_lte bb10_it_bb bb10_it_wireless.
  • Verify that your wireless service plan allows Internet tethering.
  • If you are roaming, verify that Data Services while roaming is enabled within the Data Services screen located in Settings > Network Connections > Mobile Network
  • If the Internet tethering option doesn’t appear and you are using a work device, verify that your organization allows Internet tethering

Got a question about Internet tethering? Leave a comment and let me know!

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