Tether / Share internet on Verizon Galaxy Nexus to PC or laptop

USB Tethering on Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCHi515

Tether Verizon Galaxy Nexus internet sharingAndroid phones impart you with so many amazing options. Using the handset to its complete capacity would be something that would bring in charm to the user experience. Now, coming to the point, do you own Samsung galaxy nexus on Verizon? If yes, then you would be enjoying so many amazing service facilities.

Did you ever get an idea tethering the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus? If not, then give it a try now. This is because, if your internet Wi-Fi connection has been disrupted due to certain reasons or may be you have given a short vacation to the internet connection, in that case you can use the internet power of the Android phone on any Wi-Fi capable device like laptop, which is kept near the Android phone. Yes, tethering will enable your Android device to act as a WiFi Hotspot to any nearby Wi-Fi capable gadget or can be directly connected as USB internet gateway. One issue with the Wifi Hotspot is that it consumes a lot of battery since it act at as a Wifi gateway. You can avoid that by USB tethering. So the phone will act as the internet gateway as well as get charged at the same time. Here are the simple steps that would enable you with USB tethering on Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCHi515.

Note: It is also important to keep in mind that, you must make inquiries with your phone network in regards to the charges. Some networks charge one time payment and then they allow you to use unlimited internet the way you wish on your handset. Also, some networks have charge per hour or charge per megabyte. You must stay clear with this.

Procedure for Sharing the Data Connection on Verizon Galaxy Nexus

The very first step in this will be to download and install the software drivers for Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515) for Tethering and ADB (Android Debug Bridge). You can download it from here.

Connect your Galaxy Nexus with the USB data cable.

On your Galaxy Nexus screen you will be able to see the USB icon.

You will also be able to see the notification on the top of the screen like Connected as Camera or Connected as media device. Just ignore this notification.

Now, after the above steps you must go to Menu>Settings>Wireless and Networks>More>Tethering and portable hotspot.

Do not forget to check “USB tethering” because only then the data connection will be enabled. It is important to note that if you wish to connect USB to the computer and phone merely for transferring a few music files or data then USB tethering should be unchecked.

Also check Portable Hotspot.

Congrats! You are done. Now you can share the internet connection on your phone to your PC or laptop.

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