SecureTether WiFi - Free ¹ no root mobile hotspot

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About this app


✔ Share your mobile internet connection with your computer or Android tablet
✔ Provides FULL internet connection, not just HTTP proxy like most other apps
✔ Get internet on your computer or Android tablet anywhere you have cell service
✔ ANY data connection on your phone will work (4G, 3G, LTE, GPRS, WiFi ², WiMax, ...)
✔ No need to pay for a tethering plan from your mobile carrier ¹
✔ No need to root your phone or tablet
✔ No need to install any custom software on your computer ³


✔ Built-in strong firewall helps protect your computer from hackers
✔ Monitor all incoming and outgoing internet connections to detect spy-ware
✔ Block websites, for example to prevent Windows updates on a limited data plan


✔ Easy setup instructions with screenshots for Windows, Mac OS X, Android
✔ Manage and monitor connections directly from browser on computer or tablet


✔ Premium version delivers full performance that WiFi, cell service, CPU can provide
✔ Includes DNS cache to speed up website loading and reduce data use


✔ Share mobile internet connection from any Android 4.0.1+ device ...
✔ ... with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, ...
✔ ... Mac OS X 10.5+, ...
✔ ... Android 4.0.1+ (Ice Cream Sandwich or newer), and ...
✔ ... Linux (experimental)
✔ Provides FULL internet connection, not just HTTP proxy like most other apps
✔ Port forwarding supports most streaming, gaming, VoIP and other software


SecureTether does NOT directly support the XBox, PlayStation, or Roku and some other popular devices that don't support VPNs or HTTP or SOCKS proxies (with DNS-over-proxy). With the limitations placed by Android, it is simply not possible to make these devices work without requiring you to root your phone. If you have a computer available, though, you can connect your computer using SecureTether and then share that internet connection over a network cable with consoles or TV boxes using Internet Connection Sharing.

¹ SecureTether uses your phone plan's regular data volume (not the tethering volume) and works without a tethering plan in most cases (some providers detect and block tethering traffic based on traffic content in addition to locking down the phone). Regular data rates apply (which may be zero on an unlimited data plan unless roaming or other charges apply). The free version of SecureTether is limited to around 1Mbps maximum transfer rate after an initial three-week unlimited-speed trial. Speed-limit can be removed with in-app purchase.

² Requires Android v4.1.1+ (Jelly Bean or newer), since Android v4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) does not allow simultaneous operation of WiFi and WiFi Direct.

³ Computers need to be configured, but only using tools that come with Windows / Mac OS / Linux (may require OS installation media or internet in some rare cases).
Android client devices require small (less than 0.5 MB) client app that can be downloaded from SecureTether hotspot (i.e. installation does not require internet).
Updated on
Aug 2, 2020

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1.94K reviews
August 13, 2022
It works great for the most part. The only issue I have is for minor online gaming. The app causes a lot of disconnects. I've tried it with and without VPN. Works the same either way. When I use what Hotspot data I have from the carrier, I still have a solid connection with no problem when playing online games but when I use the app I get dropped from games a lot. I've tested latency and such online with and without the app and there are gaps in the connection. Any help to fix that?
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Lenny H
May 23, 2020
This is the only tether app I've found that does exactly what it's supposed to do. I've used some others that work for browsing but won't allow games or steam to connect. This works across the board. The only problem I have is it drops the connection randomly (not often) and when I browse the web from my phone while secure tether is running. I purchased the full version despite those issues because it really does work well.
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A Google user
January 5, 2019
Works very well. Although, I want to leave something that might help developer improve the app. After using it for a while, sometimes it doesn't work properly. When I try to connect windows 10 to my phone it says: "a socket operation was attempted on an unreachable network." Maybe that's why some are saying it doesn't work. I usually restart my phone and computer, then it works again!
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What's new

Updated SecureTether for compatibility with Android 10:
Android 10 requires apps to have permission to access the device's location to be able to access WiFi Direct (see for details). SecureTether does not use, record, or forward this location information in any way, but does need to request this permission now in order to be able to create the hotspot on Android 10 devices.