Tether your iPod Touch to your iPhone and enjoy no size limit iTunes downloads

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HiFiGuy528, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2008
    This workaround may or may not be useful to everyone, but if you have a small storage size iPhone like me this is useful. I use an 32gb iPod Touch 2g as a music, podcasts & games device instead of my 16gb iPhone3G. It saves battery on my iPhone and the Touch has a faster processor. I have my MacBook Air with me all the time too. So here's the workaround to the limit AT&T puts on your iTunes downloads via iPhone.

    1. Create a "device to device" WiFi Hotspot on the MacBook. I use iPhone3G as my WiFi name and a 128bit PW to secure the connection.
    2. Connect your iPod Touch to the iPhone3G WiFi connection you just created via WiFi
    3. iPhone can be put to sleep while remain connected to your iPod Touch
    4. Now your iPod Touch has 3G connection thanks to your iPhone.
    5. Put the iPhone in your pocket and enjoy your own WiFi Hotspot and download as many music or podcast as you like to your iPod Touch.
  2. WPB2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Southeast, LA
    Your the only person I know that has both and iPhone3G, and iPod touch, and carries them both around while carrying their macbook air. I'm just saying.

    BTW: does this require PdaNet, Hence jailbreaking.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2008
    No Jailbreaking because you are connecting as device to device. May be helpful to those who has a 4Gb/8GB/16GB iPhone 1st or 2nd gen. My iPod Touch is 32gb so it is a lot more storage than my iPhone. Like I said, it may not be helpful to everyone. :)

    I also like having an inline volume control on my Apple earphones while using my iPod Touch.
  4. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    Your instructions don't seem to be very clear. I dont see where the iPhone comes into it.
  5. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2008
    So you can use your iPhone's 3G connection on your iPod Touch and download podcasts or videos without size limits at by AT&T.
  6. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    I know what you mean, but your instructions aren't clear. When do you use teh iPhone?

    You state :

    Step 1: create an ad hoc network on the MB.
    Step 2: Connect to iPod touch.
    Step 3: iPhone can be put to sleep. What.
    Step4: iPod touch has 3g connection. What.
    Step 5: Put phone in pocket.

    Maybe it's just me, but I'm not following the train of thought.

    When do you connect an iPhone? How does it transmit its connection?
  7. krackers macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2009
    You have to use pdanet and connect your ipod touch to the network.

    create network
    connect iphone with pdanet
    connect ipod touch and disconnect macbook

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