How to Tether an Android to a Mac: USB Cable

Tethering your Android phone to your Mac using a USB cable is easy. In this article, we are going to walk you through the steps, so you can use your Android's internet connection on your Mac. This is necessary if you wish to bond your Android's 4G/LTE or Wi-Fi connection with your Mac's Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. 

Step 1: Turn on your Android's Personal Hotspot. To do this, open the Settings app and tap More... Then choose Tethering & Mobile Hotspot. Toggle the USB tethering switch on.

Step 2: Download and install HoRNDISHoRNDIS is a driver for Mac OS X that allows you to use your Android phone's native USB tethering mode to get internet access.

Step 3: Connect (or “tether”) your Android to your Mac using a USB cable. When you do this, your Mac should immediately recognize your device. 

Step 4: Now it’s time to get you connected! Open System Preferences on your Mac. Then click Network and select your Android USB. If you don’t see it, click to add it. If you are already connected to Wi-FI (or another connection), your Personal Hotspot connection might not activate until you uncheck “Disable unless needed” under Status.

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