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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by svenmonet, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. svenmonet

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    Under 'Tethering & portable hotspot' USB tethering is grayed out. I would like to know how to get this option turned on so I can transfer data from my Nexus to my Win XP computer.
     

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    Plug it in and then that option becomes available.
     
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    I wish that were so but it doesn't change. That's the problem. Do I need a driver I don't have? It used to work with this PC.
     
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    The Tethering and Hotspot feature is for attaching your phone to a computer and then using the phone as an internet connection. It's not for transferring files.

    Go into Settings -> Storage -> menu -> USB Computer Connection and select the connection type you want to use.
     
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