My android does a pretty good job doing a bluetooth tether for my PC (in which PC shares my Android's internet), but I was wondering how to get another Android device to connect/tether to it (my first android device)?

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You can do this easily by pairing the devices and enabling data on the first device. Steps are listed below.

  1. Enable bluetooth on both the devices. (Obvious!)

  2. Then, pair them up by clicking “Search for devices” on one of the devices and clicking on the name of other device. You’ll be asked to verify a PIN number. It doesn’t matter what the PIN number is, as long as it’s the same PIN number on both devices.

  3. Go to Settings, choose More then choose Tethering & Portable Hotspot. In there, you have tick Bluetooth tethering. If you don’t, the tether will not work! enter image description here

  4. On the second device, go to Settings, then click on the word Bluetooth (not the toggle – the word). Finally, click on the name of your second device you paired earlier. To get it all working, choose Internet Access.

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  5. Now you should be able to use the data connection of your first device.

  • I did try that. What version Android is this? On my devices (4.1 & ~2.x) it just shows "File Transfer" (step#4) (on either devices, doesn't matter which phone's connection I share to whom) Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 2:27
  • @laggingreflex This should be available the devices running at GB or above. Screenshots aee from a Galaxy Nexus phone.
    – Sid
    Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 3:55

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