SecureTether - Free no root Bluetooth tethering

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4.4
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About this app

FAST, FREE ¹, SECURE TETHERING OVER BLUETOOTH:
(SHARE INTERNET CONNECTION LIKE A MOBILE HOTSPOT)

✔ Share your mobile internet connection with your computer or Android tablet
✔ 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, 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 ²

POWERFUL SECURITY AND TETHERING MANAGEMENT FEATURES:

✔ Built-in strong firewall helps protect your computer from hackers
✔ Avoid the risks of using a WiFi hotspot (no need to worry about recent WiFi hacks)
✔ 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 TO USE:

✔ Detailed setup instructions with screenshots for Windows, Mac OS X, Android
✔ Connect with a single double-click (or two taps) after initial setup is complete
✔ Manage and monitor connections directly from browser on computer or tablet
✔ Extremely low idle power use, so app can be ready to connect 24/7
✔ No need to touch phone at all to connect if within Bluetooth range (same room)

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE:

✔ Delivers full performance that Bluetooth and cell service can provide
✔ Includes DNS cache to speed up website loading and reduce data use

MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY:

✔ Share mobile internet connection from any Android 2.1+ device ...
✔ ... with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, ...
✔ ... Mac OS X 10.5+, ...
✔ ... Android 4.0.1+ (Ice Cream Sandwich or newer), and ...
✔ ... Linux (experimental)
✔ Port forwarding supports most streaming, gaming, VoIP and other software
✔ Support for Bluetooth DUN ³, SPP, LAP, and custom serial port protocols

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).

² 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 sent to client device over Bluetooth using SecureTether (i.e. installation does not require internet) in most cases.

³ Blocked on some phones, in which case SPP can usually be used instead.
Updated on
Sep 1, 2021

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4.4
2.29K reviews
Patrick Michel
March 30, 2022
The app works well as advertised most of the time but you will find that it stops working at least once every 24 hours and has to be forcibly shutdown and restarted. It does do high data rates when it's working, but I only consider it a backup for apps that work all the time. I wish the author would debug it because there is a lot of potential here.
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JoeCensored
March 30, 2022
The app shares your phone over BT as a modem device, and walks you through setting up a "dial up" connection to talk to it, similar to connecting to the net 20 years ago. Very clever. I see slower speed than a wifi hotspot, about 1.4 Mbps sustained, but certainly acceptable to avoid hotspot data cap. Android will close the app if you run it in the background using memory hogging apps, not the app's fault, it is android. Works with Win11 using Win10 instructions.
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A Google user
March 30, 2020
This is awesome! I know, I'm probably just clueless, but I had no idea you could do this. I am sharing my internet connection via Bluetooth to my audio player and listening via Bluetooth headphones at the same time. I admit I had to turn down the bit rate a little to prevent pauses in the music. Still, this is awesome! And if BT won't cut it, I have the WiFi option. I am terminating the data line for my tablet, terminating the tethering fee on my phone, and sending Secure Tether a donation.
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What's new

Added auto-reconnect feature for dropped Bluetooth connections for Android-to-Android tethering.
Auto-reconnect feature requires update of SecureTether Client app to v0.9.2 or better, but this update will still work with older versions of Client as before.
Fixed support email links.
Updated app icon to distinguish from WiFi version.
Fixed permission issue and service auto-start problem on Android 8.0+.