Android’s new ‘Instant Tethering’ feature gets you online without unlocking your phone!

Google announced a new Android feature which gets you online without unlocking your phone!

Earlier today, Android Police getting rolled out to some Android devices called “Instant Tethering.” instead of pulling your phone out and manually turning on tethering, you can just turn it on directly from the device that needs internet. On the Mac, you just click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and select your iPhone. On Android, it seems like it can pop up a request if you aren’t online.

According to Android Police’s source, the feature will come first to Nexus and Pixel devices. But the group of people who own those exact tablets and those exact phones is perishingly small. Hopefully the list of supported devices will grow quickly, and on both sides of the equation.

The new feature appears to be an Android-only feature that uses devices connected through a single Google account. So if you happen to have an Android tablet that loses internet, it can ask if you want to go online with your phone’s internet connection.

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