On more than one occasion, it may be necessary to share mobile data from one mobile to another. The most usual in these cases is that they have to share because one of the devices has run out of the storage included in their rate, something that often happens. Let’s see how to share mobile data.
Normally, this process is not particularly complicated, although there may be some variations depending on the smartphone, as well as the model of your phone and the operating system you have. If you do not know how to share mobile data because you have never done it or because you still do not have it clear, do not worry! Here, we explain step by step everything you need to know about how to share mobile data in different situations so that you never miss and choose the most appropriate way for you. You will never be disconnected!
How to share data from one mobile to another with Android system
The mobile data of the Android phone can be shared so that another phone, tablet or computer can connect to the Internet. Mainly, there are three ways to share the data; WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB. Each of them has a series of particularities that should be known:
Share data with WiFi
The possibilities of sharing data are greater when it is done through a WiFi access point since it is possible to connect up to ten devices at the same time. The steps are very simple:
- Open the “Settings” application that appears on the screen or in the main menu of the terminal.
- Access to “Networks and the Internet.”
- Select “WiFi zone / Share connection”.
- Tap on the “WiFi Access Point” option and activate it.
Choose an access point to view or modify the settings such as name or password. You also have the option to select “None” in the “Security” section if you do not want any password. However, in some mobiles, it may be necessary to configure the WiFi access point first.
Now, connect the other device. To do this, you have to open the list of WiFi options in this terminal, choose the name of the access point of the other smartphone, enter the password (if chosen) and connect it.
Share data with Bluetooth
In this case, the process is much faster because the operation is only to link one terminal with the other. In this way, you have to configure the other phone to get the network connection via Bluetooth. Before starting, boost your phone speed with CCleaner. Follow these simple steps:
- Open “Settings” phone on the home screen or in the menu.
- Access to “Networks and the Internet.”
- Choose “WiFi zone / Share connection”.
- Select “Share via Bluetooth.”
Share data with USB
This way of sharing mobile data is also very simple. You only have to connect the two terminals with a USB cable, follow the steps we have explained in the previous section and choosing, in the end, the option of Sharing connection via USB.
How to share mobile data from one mobile to another in iOS
In the case of having an iPhone, iPad or MAC, it is also possible to share mobile data with other devices. For this option, there are also several proposals, since it is possible to share the data via WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB. So, although you will see that there are steps very similar to those that we have already commented, we will go again in parts:
Share mobile data with WiFi
This option is usually the most used. You must follow a series of steps both in the terminal through which the data will be shared and from which they will be used:
- First, you have to act on the device through which the data will be shared. Go to the “Settings” option and select “Mobile data.”
- Choose “Share Internet” and check the Wi-Fi password, as well as the name of the terminal.
Keep this screen until the other device is connected.
- Now, you have to take the terminal that is going to connect to share the data. You must go to “Settings” and select WiFi.
- Search for the iPhone or iPad from which you will use the data by the name you have in the list that appears.
- Choose that WiFi network.
- Enter the password (if requested) and enjoy your data.
Share mobile data with Bluetooth
Here the process is much faster. Just go to “Settings” and choose the “Bluetooth” option. This form is more suitable for iPhone and iPad because in MAC you have to make a configuration of the entire Bluetooth network connection, having to take all the steps indicated by the manufacturer depending on the model of MAC that is available.
Share mobile data with USB
This process is the simplest of all since you only have to connect the devices through the USB cable. Sometimes a message appears that alerts you if you can trust the computer or that terminal. If it is displayed, give “Trust,” and everything is ready.
Everything you need to know before sharing mobile data on iOS and Android
When talking about how to share mobile data from one mobile phone to another in both iOS and Android, it is important to consider a series of factors to avoid breaking your head and doubting yourself. These are the main ones:
Rates: some operators limit the shared connection, they do not allow it, or they apply an additional charge to the contracted rate, so it is important to consult previously, especially if terminals are going to be connected frequently.
MAC: MAC computers are not prepared to share mobile data with Android devices through the USB connection.
Bluetooth: this type of connection allows you to share data through MAC, PC, and devices of other manufacturers.
With these tips on how to share mobile data, we have helped you to know the different options available better. Do not forget that there may be variations depending on the operating system version you have and the terminal model you use. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer’s instructions or go to your operator.