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    Sharing your mobile data connection

    You can share your device's mobile data connection with a single computer using a USB cable. This process is called USB tethering. You can also share your device's data connection with up to eight other devices at once by turning your device into a portable ‎Wi-Fi®‎ hotspot. When your device's mobile data connection is successfully shared, the sharing devices can use your device's data connection, for example, to surf the Internet, download applications, or send and receive emails.

    Note

    You may need to prepare your computer to establish a network connection via USB cable. Go to www.android.com/tether to get the most current information.

    To share your data connection using a USB cable

    1. Deactivate all USB cable connections to your device.
    2. Using the USB cable that came with your device, connect your device to a computer.
    3. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    4. Find and tap Settings > More… > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    5. Mark the USB tethering checkbox, then tap OK if prompted. Icn sony stat sys tether usb is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.
    6. To stop sharing your data connection, unmark the USB tethering checkbox or disconnect the USB cable.

    Note

    You cannot share your device's data connection and SD card over a USB cable at the same time.

    To use your device as a portable Wi-Fi® hotspot

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    3. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
    4. Enter the Network name (SSID) information.
    5. To select a security type, tap the Security field. If required, enter a password.
    6. Tap Save.
    7. Tap Icn sony key and back and mark the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot checkbox.
    8. If prompted, tap OK to confirm. Icn sony stat sys tether wifi in manual appears in the status bar once the portable ‎Wi-Fi®‎ hotspot is active.
    9. To stop sharing your data connection via ‎Wi-Fi®‎, unmark the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot checkbox.

    To rename or secure your portable hotspot

    1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal .
    2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Tethering & portable hotspot.
    3. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
    4. Enter the Network name (SSID) for the network.
    5. To select a security type, tap the Security field.
    6. If required, enter a password.
    7. Tap Save.
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