1. Wraiththe's Avatar
    HI,
    I have been using Wi-Fi tethering from phone to get data to my tablet. The problem is too many items on my tablet use the Wi-Fi data while using the phone as a tether and it is eating up my data minutes.

    Tablet: I would like a way to set up the parameters for many of the apps to NOT use Wi-Fi from my phone.... but that it is OK to use the Wi-Fi from home.

    Or at least not in the background. Is this possible?

    Phone: it would be nice to have the tethering cut off automatically when I get home.

    Lastly: I am not interested in rooting the phone or any alternative OS varients.

    The phone is using the latest 6 and the tablet is using the latest 7.
    Note 4 and Tab A 10.1
    12-22-2017 10:55 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Are you just looking for the ability to transfer files between the two devices? If so, I'd try a file sharing app like this one.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...o.anyshare.gps

    It uses Wi-Fi, but is a file transfer only connection and I don't think the tablet apps can use it to get to your mobile data connection like with tethering.

    Otherwise, my only suggestion is to turn off mobile data when transferring files so those apps can't access it. I'm not aware of a way to have them selectively use one hotspot over another like you're asking.
    12-22-2017 12:55 PM

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