Do i still need to have "personal hotspot" turned on iphone 5 to use USB tethering?

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  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    Just wondering if I'm connected via USB (essentially by cable), do I need to turn on the "personal hotspot" on my iPhone 5? ie I don't need to connect other devices via a Wifi or bluetooth. So if I'm only going via USB directly on my Mac Pro can I just plug straight in and it will show up and connect?
     
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Yes you need to turn on personal hot spot to USB tether. When you flick the switch it will ask you if you want Bluetooth and Wifi as well or just USB.
     
  3. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks. But by turning it on is it emitting the "hotspot" for neighbours to see?
     
  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Pretty sure its not but you can turn WIFI off when tethering to be 100 percent. In addition the WIFI hotspot on the phone is password protected for access.
     
  5. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    where do i find this option to turn WIFI off?
     
  6. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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  7. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes you do.
     

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