Internet Tethering - blue bar reducing effective screen size

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by B74A, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. B74A macrumors member

    B74A

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    While my iPhone is connected to my MBP and internet tethering is on, the blue line at the top indicating tethering is showing. Some apps do NOT cater for this reduction in usable area. One example is Ping!, where the text entry field is at the bottom of the screen. With internet tethering enabled, I cannot access the text field of Ping!, so I cannot type any messages unless I rotate the phone and use Ping! in landscape mode. I am used to the portrait layout of the iPhone keyboard, so it is a bit of a nuisance. Is there no way one can disable the blue "internet tethering" line? No, my iPhone is not hacked and I don't intend to do so ...
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    There's no way to disable it that I know of. For me when I tether, I'm only tethering. I try not to abuse it.
     
  3. CCRGMac macrumors newbie

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    Hey, at least you have tethering.

    Seems like AT&T's definition of "late summer" is getting stretched a little thin...
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    They never said "late summer" for tethering. That was for MMS.

    If you want tethering and have a 3G, you can downgrade to 3.0 or 3.0.1 and use the AT&T Stealth .ipcc (6.0).
     

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