Jio Phone comes from the limited class of non-smartphone category of phones, targeted for simplicity with a few important features. Essentially, the Jio Phone is not a smartphone and doesn’t support Android.
It has a special OS called KAI OS which fits its typical use case and the smaller screen. It’s a good replacement to your hardcore smartphone if you wish to dumb things down in your daily life.
Furthermore, Jio Phone does a great job of connecting the low-end user to the internet. Although it doesn’t support any fancy apps or productivity software, you can still watch videos and surf the web on it.
Packed with 4G internet connectivity, the phone is a significant upgrade over the Edge internet that phones of this segment usually support. Google Assistant also adds to the number of features.
In this tutorial, we’ll be talking about Jio Phone 1, which has a smaller screen. Jio Phone 2 has a number of simple options for PC connection that don’t even need a tutorial.
But for Jio Phone 1 users, this tutorial will easily help.
PC and Laptop Connectivity
Having laptop connectivity for Jiophone can be of immense help to users who need to transfer their data to a PC. You can also share your Jio Phone’s internet with your PC.
For the hardcore user, this functionality will help them quickly access the internet anywhere they want on their PC. Whereas, the low-tier users can move their data in a PC for making backups as the onboard memory is only 4GB.
Luckily, Jio Phone makers have kept the same thing in mind and offered USB 2.0 connectivity in the device. It’s really simple to use and is readily available on almost all the latest computers for a quick connection. However, that may not be the case with you.
So we have a list of options with which you can connect your Jio Phone to your PC.
Via USB Cable
The USB cable supplied with the device is for charging purposes and may not be used to connect it to any computer with a USB port. Therefore it’s recommended that you get a separate USB 2.0 cable for connecting with the computer.
Before connecting, make the following settings on your Jio phone.
- 1Open the Settings option on your device.
- 2Scroll to the USB Storage option and click on it.
- 3Click on the Enable Option in the choices and you’ll be ready for PC connectivity.
Simply plug in the broader end of the USB cable to your PC and it’ll be ready to connect to your PC. You can transfer all kinds of data that you have saved on your Jio Phone to your PC. This can be mp3 files, PDFs, videos or anything in general.
If the USB option doesn’t work for you, you can install the drivers for your Jio Phone. Some old OS versions and specific builds don’t come with the drivers for the phone, hence it’s necessary to get the driver.
Video: How to Enable USB Tethering in Jio Phone
Via the Internet
The good thing about Jio Phone is that it’s 4G enabled which means you can quickly send files over the internet to your PC without using Wifi. The JioPhone doesn’t have Wifi connectivity, but internet connectivity makes up for it.
For this, you can sign up for a free online data storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox and upload your files over there. Now, most users will think that Jio Phone doesn’t have support for Google Drive or Dropbox apps, so how will this get through? The answer lies in the Jio Browser.
It’s a well-understood fact that using a browser with plastic buttons on a 2.4-inch screen isn’t the best option, but it solves our purpose. Follow the steps to share your data on Google Drive below.
- 1Open the browser app on your Jio Phone.
- 2Open drive.google.com in the browser.
- 3Sign in to your Google account to access the drive.
- 4Using the file upload options, you can upload any file stored on your Jio Phone to Google Drive.
The last but not the least way to connect your Jio Phone to your PC via Bluetooth. If you don’t have a cable close by and your internet is also not working, Bluetooth can save your life. You can enable Bluetooth on your Jio Phone and your PC simultaneously for data sharing.
Make your Jio Phone discoverable from your Bluetooth settings on your Jio Phone. You’ll see the Jio Phone flag pop-up in your PC’s Bluetooth devices, enabling you to pair your Jio Phone to your PC. Once done, you’ll also see a message on your Jio Phone for pairing.
Once done, click on the file you wish to share and select Bluetooth as the option for sharing and the transfer will begin. The process is simple but it doesn’t offer great speeds. Bluetooth is really slow compared to the internet or USB options but will do for emergency situations.
For Using the Internet on your PC via the Jio Phone
Jio Phone can be configured for using the internet on your PC as well. It’s a delight for the office-goers as now they don’t need to drain their smartphone’s battery for the internet on the fly! Follow the instructions for the same.
On your Jio Phone
- 1Go to your Settings app and choose Mobile Network and Data.
- 2Then go to APN Settings.
- 3Then choose Jionet 4G from the options.
- 4Edit Jionet 4G and fill in the following details in the given options
- 5Now connect your Jio Phone via USB cable to your PC.
- 6Choose Jio Net 4G or whatever access point name that appears on your available internet connections area.
- 7On connection fill in the details, you earlier had setup.
Video: How to Use JioPhone's Internet on PC / Laptop via USB Tethering
There you go, you’ll be ready to connect to the internet with your Jio Phone.
Connection to PC using your Jio Phone is super easy if you know what you’re doing. We have tried to leverage all the possible ways you can connect to your PC with your JioPhone including Bluetooth, Internet and USB Cable.
In case you face issues with any of the methods described in this tutorial, you can comment on your issue below. We’ll be happy to follow up and update the article accordingly.