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Browse the web

Use your phone to connect your computer to the web

It’s simple to use the internet on your laptop on the go. Turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and use your mobile data connection to access the internet with your laptop or other device.

  1. Tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  2. Switch on the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile data connection over Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth tethering to use Bluetooth.

The other device uses data from your data plan, which may result in data traffic costs. For info on availability and costs, contact your network service provider.

Launch the browser

Catch up on the news, and visit your favorite websites. You can use Google Chrome on your phone to view web pages on the internet. Chrome can also help warn you against security threats.

To browse the web, you must be connected to the internet.

Tap Chrome.

Start browsing

No need for a computer - you can easily browse the internet on your phone.

  1. Tap Chrome.
  2. Type a web address and tap arrow_forward.

Tip: If your network service provider doesn't charge you a fixed fee for data transfer, to save on data costs, use a Wi-Fi network to connect to the internet.

Open a new tab

When you want to visit several websites at the same time, you can open new browser tabs and switch between them.

In Chrome,

  1. Tap the box next to the address bar.
  2. Tap add_box.
Switch between tabs

In Chrome,

  1. Tap the box next to the address bar.
  2. Tap the tab you want.
Close a tab

In Chrome,

  1. Tap the box next to the address bar.
  2. Tap X on the tab you want to close.
Search the web

Explore the web and the outside world with Google search. You can use the keyboard to write your search words.

In Chrome,

  1. Tap the search bar.
  2. Write your search word in the search box.
  3. Tap arrow_forward.

You can also select a search word from the proposed matches.

Use your data plan efficiently

If you’re worried about your data usage costs, your phone helps you prevent some apps from sending or receiving data when running in the background.

  1. Tap Settings > Data usage > Data saver.
  2. Switch Data saver to On.