Tethering gone in iOS 4.3 iPhone 4

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  1. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I just updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3 and the tethering option seems to have disappeared, my carrier supports it but there is no option in the Settings > General > Network.

    Have I missed something obvious?
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Did you not see all the other threads on the hotspot feature also talking about tethering?
     
  3. pknz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, feel free to point them out.

    Anyway, the Personal Hotspot feature did not show on the main screen of the Settings app either, even after a hard reboot.

    I had to reset the network settings before the Personal Hotspot feature showed.
    Apparently a small number of users have seen this behaviour.
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    +1
     
  5. thecypher macrumors regular

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    I am having the same problem. How do you "Reset Network Settings"??

    Never mind figured it out.
     
  6. thecypher macrumors regular

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    Ok Still doesn't show up after a Network Settings Reset. What am I missing?
     
  7. PlatinuM195 macrumors regular

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    Had this exact problem but resetting network settings fixed it for me :)
     
  8. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Odd. It showed up right away for me. The "Set Up Personal Hotspot" button was there, right after the update. Not that I'd ever use it..
     
  9. channelinspire macrumors member

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    Mine still isn't showing up. I am actually paying for the service, but a settings reset didn't get it to show up. :confused:
     
  10. channelinspire macrumors member

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    Well I have reset the network and then reset everything. I have verified I have a tethering plan and I still don't see any option in my setting to enable this thing. WTF?!
     
  11. AuroraProject, Mar 10, 2011
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    AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    It looks like tethering is on by default now, as shown in this video. There are no controls for tethering in the video, only wifi hotspot. Have you tried tethering with 4.3?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqM3w2EY1ig

    Edit: Note, I'm not running 4.3 yet, just trying to help.
     
  12. channelinspire macrumors member

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    Solved:
    I had something in my backup that was keeping me from seeing the hotspot options. I installed as a new phone and it works perfectly. I had been jailbreaked so something in there must have been an issue.
     
  13. luvraj macrumors newbie

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    For Jailbroken

    If you had that phone jailbroken before it might give that error. You can take ur iphone into recovery mode and than restore everything should go ok.
     
  14. TShirtJohn macrumors member

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    Is it possible to use the personal hotspots to give an iPad access to the 3g network via an iPhone?
     
  15. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Yes.

    It also works with the eye-fi camera card.
     
  16. ColLogan macrumors newbie

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    To clear things up

    So now it automatically will tether when i connect to my computer to sync to iTunes?
     
  17. ColLogan macrumors newbie

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    Got it figured

    Ok for those who havent figured it out yet. The Personal Hotspot is the new update. You can use your iPhone now as a WiFi hotspot but if you still need to connect with a cable or want to to tether - you plug in the iPhone to the computer with your cable and then turn on the personal hotspot button and voila you are tethering again.

    I like this as i had this as an app when i had a jailbreak iPhone 3 - now iPhone have released it on the 4 this is great.

    I dont know if it works on the 3's or 3S' but it does on the new 4 update.

    Hope this helps all.
     
  18. ranjanrocks macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy an wifi only iPad, i have an iPhone 4, how do i use my iPhone 4 3g without having to upgrade my AT&T plan? I did checkout the eye-fi camera card, but i am not sure how it would let me create a hotspot for iPad? Can you please explain?
     
  19. Mess macrumors 6502

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    Ive got an iphone 4 on 4.3.1 that was previously jb. Ive just tried what you said and it does NOT work. It still tells me to contact my network provider!
     
  20. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Well yeah, you have to pay the provider to be able to tether without a jailbreak (at least with at&t you do).
     
  21. seductiveminxx macrumors newbie

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    i am having the same problem and no one at vodafone nz has been able to help me! how do i reset?
     

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