Tether your tablet to a Bluetooth enabled device

Need Internet on the go, but you're not near a Wi-Fi hotspot? When there's no other way to access the Internet, you can tether your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to a Bluetooth enabled smartphone.

In order to tether your tablet to a Bluetooth enabled device, your smartphone must have a data plan that supports tethering, and your wireless service provider must allow tethering. Your smartphone must also be Bluetooth enabled, and the IT policy for Bluetooth DUN must be enabled. For more information about any of these requirements, contact your wireless service provider or administrator, check your wireless service plan, and consult the documentation that came with your smartphone.

  1. On your tablet, tap > Internet Tethering.
  2. Select a Bluetooth enabled smartphone from the list.
  3. To assign an Internet tethering profile, do one of the following:
    • Select a wireless service provider from the list.
    • To create a custom profile, tap Add and complete the fields.
  4. Tap Connect.

When you're not using the tethering connection, you should disconnect the session. To disconnect, tap > Internet Tethering > Disconnect.

While your smartphone is tethered to your tablet, you might not be able to use your smartphone's Phone application, Messaging applications, or applications that use the Internet. To receive a phone call, your smartphone might turn off the tethered internet connection. In addition, when your tablet is tethered to a smartphone, you cannot send messages from your tablet to the tethered smartphone.

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