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Start and stop tethering on your phone without taking it out of your pocket! Save battery life and always have a mobile hotspot when you need one. If you tether your Android tablet to your Android mobile phone, this program is for you.

AutoTether is compatible with Android's built-in mobile hotspot feature as well as two popular free tethering apps: Wireless Tether for Root Users and Barnacle Wifi Tether.

If you encounter difficulties using AutoTether with your device, please contact for assistance or a refund.

The worst part of using your cell phone as a mobile hotspot is that you normally have to choose between convenience and battery life. Either you always leave the phone’s hotspot on or you have to fumble through settings menus every time you want to start and stop tethering. AutoTether simplifies all of that: now you can enable and disable the hotspot feature on your mobile phone without ever taking your phone out of your pocket, purse, or briefcase!

This program works with tablets like the Nook Color, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, and Asus Transformer.

AutoTether is compatible with your phone's built-in tethering feature (accessible through Settings > Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot). Many popular ROMs have this feature, including the most recent versions of CyanogenMod. AutoTether also works with the latest experimental versions of the popular apps "Wireless Tether for Root Users" and "Barnacle Wifi Tether."

This app must be installed on both your mobile phone and your tablet, and Bluetooth must be enabled on both devices. To get started, set up the app as a SERVER on your mobile phone, and run it in CLIENT mode on your wifi-only device. Be sure to try out the two included homescreen widgets for even faster tethering.

AutoTether can also turn the hotspot on and off according to your tablet’s screen state, ensuring that you'll always have mobile internet access when you need it!

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Comments and ratings for AutoTether
  • (64 stars)

    by Atticus Smith on 18/11/2013

    Does not work on newer versions of android.

  • (64 stars)

    by Matt Alter on 29/07/2013

    While it says it works to determine if the screen is off on the client, this does not work. Nexus 7 client GS4 server 4.3 on both. I am able to turn on and off the hot spot from the client, so it is working just not the features that are stated in the

  • (64 stars)

    by Brad Corcoran on 25/02/2013

    No longer supported. Used to use this app all the time but ever since I upgraded my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 to Jelly Bean 4.2 it has stopped working. I have sent three emails to devs with no reply.

  • (64 stars)

    by Walter Freeland on 15/02/2013

    Tethering my SGS2 with my SGN2!

  • (64 stars)

    by Matty Kaye on 27/01/2013

    Although phone is the server and nexus the client and blue tooth on.. does not connect. Followed all the instructions and still no go. Crashed and made my nexus 7 lag. Emailed the developers and no response. Do not buy!

  • (64 stars)

    by James Heath on 19/01/2013

    Couldn't get it to work. Refund option isn't available either.

  • (64 stars)

    by A Google User on 22/11/2012

    I was worried that the wifi tethering implementation wouldn't work for my phone as it needs a specific app called Wifi Tether for Root Users, but was glad to see it as an option in the app. Was a piece of cake to set up and activate. Thanks!