My tethering switch is grey and will not turn on

May 24, 2018
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My usb switch is grey on my galaxy prime 3 phone and will not turn on. I do not have a usb cable. My Samsung galaxy tab 4 is an older version and just factory reset
Now what?
 
Have you tried restarting the phone to see if it will resolve the issue. Also, you have to have a USB cable to use the USB tethering. So if you don't have the cable, you can't use the option anyway. And, some devices, due to the carrier/service provider you are connecting through, cannot use USB tethering, or in some cases not even any tethering.

Now you could try turning the phone into a "Hotspot" and connecting whatever device you are trying to connect, and give it internet access that way. Just know that if you are doing this through a data plan, it can drain your data fast. Especially if doing this with a laptop or for gaming.

To use the phone as a "Hotspot", if it is at all possible, it would be done this way...

1. Go into "Settings" and in the "Wireless & networks" section tap "More".
2. Now tap "Tethering & portable hotspot".
3. For "Wireless Tethering" tap "Set up WiFi hotspot"
4. On this new screen you will see options for a "Network Name", "Security", "Password" and "Network Band". You can change them or keep them as is. It is really up to you.
5. Now you would just need to search for the hotspot by name using the second device.

NOTE: While a WiFi hotspot feature is built into Android, some service providers/carriers, especially in the United States, hide it. You would then need to see if you can locate an app that you can install to help with this.
 
Have you tried restarting the phone to see if it will resolve the issue. Also, you have to have a USB cable to use the USB tethering. So if you don't have the cable, you can't use the option anyway. And, some devices, due to the carrier/service provider you are connecting through, cannot use USB tethering, or in some cases not even any tethering.

Now you could try turning the phone into a "Hotspot" and connecting whatever device you are trying to connect, and give it internet access that way. Just know that if you are doing this through a data plan, it can drain your data fast. Especially if doing this with a laptop or for gaming.

To use the phone as a "Hotspot", if it is at all possible, it would be done this way...

1. Go into "Settings" and in the "Wireless & networks" section tap "More".
2. Now tap "Tethering & portable hotspot".
3. For "Wireless Tethering" tap "Set up WiFi hotspot"
4. On this new screen you will see options for a "Network Name", "Security", "Password" and "Network Band". You can change them or keep them as is. It is really up to you.
5. Now you would just need to search for the hotspot by name using the second device.

NOTE: While a WiFi hotspot feature is built into Android, some service providers/carriers, especially in the United States, hide it. You would then need to see if you can locate an app that you can install to help with this.
 
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