Friday, August 10, 2012

How to tether Nexus 7 to BlackBerry/iPhone hotspot

If you have a 3G BlackBerry smartphone or iPhone with Wi-Fi capability, you are able to tether your Nexus 7 to connect to the 3G internet using the phone.

* First you need to enable tethering mode on your phone over Wi-Fi varies.
For BlackBerry OS, select Manage Connections, check Mobile Hotspot, and configure a passcode in security options.
For iPhone, Tap Settings 》 General 》 Network,turn Personal Hotspot on. In the configuring screen, tap the Wi-Fi password and enter a password.
* After your hotspot is enabled, on your Nexus 7 tablet, go to Settings 》 Wireless & networks, tap on WiFi and search the mobile phone's hotspot. Then enter the password to connect.


  1. There is no "Mobile Hotspot" in "Manage Connections". I don't know what version of Blackberry OS you're using... or what carrier...

  2. Mark, you likely own a BlackBerry that does not support WiFi hot spotting (such as curve 3g 9300) running bbos 5 or 6. WiFi hot spotting in only available starting with bbos 7.1 but curve 9300 does not support this os. However there is a workaround, use Bluevpn app available for free on Google play , you will be able to tether using a Bluetooth tunnel. Works fine and uses less battery than WiFi.


    1. Thanks a lot Philippe. Have a nice day

  3. This doesn't work for me. I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6 and I open the hotspot, and connect to it with my Nexus 7. They connect, but on the Nexus 7 there is no internet browsing available and no applications can connect to the internet.

    I have been searching for the answer but cannot find any help.