I need to share wifi connection from my Moto to iPhone over Bluetooth with minimal or no manual interaction on Moto G.

How can I make Bluetooth Tethering always enabled (On) at a LineageOS 14.1 device?

Alternatively, how can I setup Tasker script to enable Bluetooth tethering on Moto G 2nd gen LTE (XT1079), running LineageOS 14.1 (build 20170922)?


Automate can do so using its Bluetooth tethering set state block, no additional plug-ins required.

  • Thanks, it just works! And Automate's in-app search across user-submitted recipes is awesome! – yurkennis Mar 19 '18 at 18:28

Additional requirements:

  • Secure Settings


  • Go to the Task tab and select "New Task + "

  • You can name this Task AutoBluetoothTether or anything.
  • Click "+" to add new Action
  • Plugin → Secure Settins → [Configuration: Actions → BT Tether] → On (Tick Automatically Enable Bluettooth option)

Be sure to pair your Android device with Iphone (via bluetooth) prior and also you can set your profile to react to wi-fi connection i.e State → Wi-fi Connected (set SSID)

  • Tasker lists "BT Tether" as disabled option. When trying to enable it in Secure Settings, it says "This feature requires a Bluetooth tetherable interface. – yurkennis Mar 19 '18 at 13:00

The Automate block doesn't work on my device (Android 8.0, MIUI 9). And the Tasker solution requires a non-free plugin Secure Setting.

Run this(root required) to enable bluetooth tethering:

service call connectivity 24 i32 2 null i32 0

It calls startTethering(), while 24 represents startTethering and 2 represents TETHERING_BLUETOOTH.

Tested on Android 8.0. You can check the interface definition(aidl) for your version if it didn't work on older devices.

  • Sounds promising. How can I find out "the interface definition (aidl) for my version"? – yurkennis Dec 10 '18 at 22:16
  • @yurkennis Switch the branch of platform_frameworks_base(link above) to your version(e.g. nougat-release for Android 7). – hrmthw Dec 11 '18 at 1:51

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