tether app still works in iOS 7

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  1. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Just to confirm, the extremely-short-lived app "iTether" still works in iOS 7. (tether has the distinction of being the only app Apple ever allowed in the store whose sole purpose was tethering. All other tethering-enabled apps allowed tethering illicitly, not as the main purpose of the app.)

    Still USB-only, though, and you must keep the app running and your phone on for it to work. (It will continue to work for a short time after you lock your phone, but not very long.)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    What about NetShare?
     
  3. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    Don't know, don't have that.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    It was one of the first single purpose tether apps Apple allowed into the App Store way back in 2008. It was advertised from the start as being able to tether. Was in the store for a few days at $10. Was removed and put back in for a few hours, then taken out permanently. It no longer works, I think it stopped working in the iOS 4 era.
     
  5. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ah, I don't think I ever saw that one. I've gotten a few of the "allowed for a short time" apps - iTether, VLC (although it's back now,) ActiveGS, iDOS... But I always bought them because of their true purposes, not any apps whose "primary" purpose was to hide being a tethering app.
     
  6. UmichAg macrumors member

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    Is there a way to re-download or restore the app? I just upgraded to a 5s and no longer have my Tether app
     
  7. vegeto626 macrumors newbie

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    I also lost the download after switching phones. I might have a backup in which I have the app there to restore, but is there any other way to reinstall itether? My backup was also from ios 6, can the restore restore the app in ios 7?
     
  8. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    You would have to have it in iTunes on a computer you have synced with previously.

    You can restore an older-iOS backup on a newer iOS, also.

    There is no way to re-download an app that has been pulled from the store. You have to have a copy of it stored somewhere (like iTunes.)
     
  9. vegeto626 macrumors newbie

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    Went home last night and restored my 4s backup from a year ago. Sure enough the tether app was present =). Still yet to have test it, but according to your post, looks like it will work. Does your app list which version it is?
     
  10. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure only one version of iTether appeared in the store, it never got updated.

    Edit: Ah, going in to Settings -> Usage showed that it is version 1.1.
     
  11. mautacus macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else got it to work?

    Hi peeps, I have yet to update to iOS7 precisely due to my need for tethering.
    Can anyone else confirm that itether works on iOS7?

    Appreciate it.
     
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    Does anyone have a link to the old windows version of the client? Tethers new client forces you to use a paid web app
     
  14. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    This may be a stupid question-

    Can't someone who has the app from long ago just upload it to say their Dropbox account, and then I (or anyone else) download it and save it to our "Mobile Applications" folder along with all the other apps we have in there and then install it to our phones?

    Or does MY phone need to KNOW that said app had been installed previously to allow it to be installed once again?
     
  16. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    That will not work. Apps purchased from the App Store are locked to your account - if you try to sync it to your phone, you will have to enter the iTunes account user name and password it was purchased with.

    There are ways that a jailbroken iPhone can get around this - but if you're jailbroken, there are better apps for tethering. (And no, I'm not going to discuss how to get around it - that's software piracy.)
     
  17. tompijls macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    the tether client on my mac refuses to start. When I open it, the initial SSID setup screen shows, and after clicking ok, it crashes. this happens since I'm on Mavericks. Any recommendations?
     
  18. solmaker macrumors member

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    Tether still "working", but not working well in iOS 7

    My experience has been that Tether still works as before in iOS 7, but the speed has slowed to an unusable crawl, at least using iPad Mini Retina to pump AT&T data to a Mavericks laptop. I haven't double-checked yet whether Tether would work any better connecting to Snow Leopard or Windows or using different carriers.
     
  19. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    Alright, I just re-tested.

    iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.3 on AT&T
    iMac (mid 2007) running OS X 10.9

    First photo shows that the only active network interface is the tether app, along with a speed test.

    Second photo shows the iPhone running a speed test 'natively', ironically showing even WORSE speed than the iMac got.

    Note: I have terrible AT&T reception at my house. Putting the iPhone on top of the iMac wasn't just for the photo opportunity, but also because if it is below the iMac on my desk, it doesn't get a signal.
     

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  20. solmaker macrumors member

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    Update: Tether works in iOS 7, but not in Mavericks

    Further testing confirms that Tether on iPad Mini Retina in iOS 7 works fine connecting to Macs having operating systems up through Mountain Lion, but slows to an unusable crawl after connecting to Macs running Mavericks. I hope future 10.9 updates fix this, but until then I'm keeping a ML partition on my MBA for Tether purposes.
     
  21. SyberKnight macrumors newbie

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    hello,

    I've been paying for & using the tether.com service since around the beginning of 2012 wonderfully.

    I don't know what this "iTether" app is that's been mentioned. I just have the Tether Mac app & sign in to the website on my iphone safari.

    my ios upgrade to version 7 went fine & I was still able to tether.

    but when I upgraded my Mac to the latest OS 10.9 (mavericks), the Tether app on it stopped working.

    i've deleted the prefs & application support folder in the library, but still no-go. I've also deleted the app & downloaded the latest version with same results.

    when i launch it, it asks the usual - go or exit with the ad hoc name & password; but no matter what i click, after that the program crashes/quits -AND- leaves my system wifi settings all wonky forcing me to reset them.

    I've emailed support (because nothing on their site is current) & got a small response that they are aware of the problem & working on it. but no ETA on an update.

    so my question is...
    HOW do you have yours working under mavericks????? tips/tricks please!!!

    additionally, if anybody knows of any alternatives besides paying the carrier, or jail breaking, ease pipe up.

    thx!
    peace.
     
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  23. Anonymous Freak thread starter macrumors 601

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    Sorry, missed seeing your post.

    I use the *VERY* short-lived "iTether" app they offered for a short time. It doesn't go through the web browser, it is a dedicated iOS app. Its OS X app is apparently separate from the Tether.com web-based app. That app works fine.

    I am including a screenshot of the Finder's "Get Info" for it, as well of it when it is running, right after connecting the phone, plus my "About This Mac" screen. It is version 1.2, dated December 20, 2011, and is 9.9 MB. I have not yet updated to 10.9.1.

    Plus a screenshot of it running on my iPhone.
     

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  24. sevanson macrumors newbie

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    HAS anyone got itether or web teather working in 10.9.2?//

    suggestion: DONT UPDATE TO 10.9!!!!!! CANT GET EITHER TO WORK!!





    Anonymous Freak wrote:



    I use the *VERY* short-lived "iTether" app they offered for a short time. It doesn't go through the web browser, it is a dedicated iOS app. Its OS X app is apparently separate from the Tether.com web-based app. That app works fine.

    I am including a screenshot of the Finder's "Get Info" for it, as well of it when it is running, right after connecting the phone, plus my "About This Mac" screen. It is version 1.2, dated December 20, 2011, and is 9.9 MB. I have not yet updated to 10.9.1.
     

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