Two Tethered Phones Are Better Than One for Fast, More Reliable Internet
If you find yourself in a location with no Wi-Fi networks available or any wired Ethernet possibilities to connect to the Internet, then you should revert to tethering your smartphone to get online. It gets even better if you have access to 2 smartphones – iPhone, Android smartphone. Then, you could combine both tethered connections.
All you need is a channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify. In this post, we are going to walk you through the steps to combine two tethered Android and iPhone smartphones on your Mac.
Step-by-Step Guide to Use Together 2 Tethered Smartphones on Your Mac: an Android and an iPhone
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 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: 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.
Step 5: Turn on your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot. To do this, open the Settings app and tap Personal Hotspot. Then toggle the switch on.
Step 6: Ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.
Step 7: Connect (or “tether”) your iPhone to you Mac using a USB cable. When you do this, iTunes should immediately recognize your device. If an alert appears asking if you “Trust this Computer,” click Trust.
Step 8: As in the case of the tethered Android smartphone, open System Preferences on your Mac. Then click Network and select iPhone 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.
How Does Speedify Work?
Speedify makes your internet secure, stable, and fast with the magic of Channel Bonding--but how?
- First, Speedify establishes a connection to one of our Speed Servers in the Cloud. This acts as a middleman between you and the rest of the internet, keeping your web activity private and secure.
- Next, the app works with the Speed Server to intelligently spread network packets among all your available internet connections.
- And presto! Speedify is able to provide the combined speed and stability of all your internet connections—unlike any other VPN on the market.
Step 9: Combine connections by turning on Speedify. When you launch Speedify, the software automatically detects the tethered Android and tethered iPhone connections. You will see them each contained in a Connection Bubble near the top of the Dashboard.
And presto! You’re combining connections with the magic of Channel Bonding for improved speed, reliability, and security. You are now free to go forth and browse the internet, stream videos, and use your apps as you normally would.
Use Speedify for macOS to combine 2 tethered smartphones (an iPhone and an Android phone) at the same time on your Mac.