Tethering iPad to iPhone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blorzoga, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    I have read that you will not be able to tether the iPad to the iPhone, using the new tethering feature of the iPhone? Does anyone know if this is correct? And please don't respond that "if you jailbreak your iPhone..." I have no desire to jailbreak my iPhone. I just want there to be one last shred of justification for my having bought a 3G iPad. Because if you can truly tether the iPad to the iPhone, then the 3G iPad is really pointless. If you can't tether, it shows AT&T and Apple's greed, but does justify the need for a 3G iPad, unlimited or not.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Tetheing is done via Bluetooth or USB. The ipad cannot accept an Internet connection from either and apple has already said hey won't allow it.
     
  3. Stardotboy macrumors regular

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    You don't even need to search to see this exact same question posed more than once on page 1 of this forum... anyway...

    You're correct that there is not a legit way to tether an iPad to an iPhone - a restriction driven by the commercial decision to route people down the path of buying multiple data plans. In this sense you can sit back smug in the knowledge that you have made the right choice in buying a 3G iPad.

    That's fair enough, do what you like with your phone - however if anyone wants to tether the two devices and not pay twice, this is the way to do it.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Jailbreak + MyWi
     
  5. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

    ijen0311

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    This is what I'm doing.

    I understand not wanting to jailbreak, I didn't either, but I've found it to be fairly uncomplicated and unobtrusive.
     
  6. iMikey1 macrumors newbie

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    What is the possibility of hacking the carrier settings under OS 4.0 to enable tethering like under 3.1? Can my iPad accept a the 3G signal from my iPhone via the camera connection kit's USB adaptor?
     
  7. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Spirit was STUPID easy!
    One click, 5 seconds later, done!:cool:
    I was impressed... I always held off from jailbreaking cause of the "hassle" but now its so easy.
    Took longer for the phone to restart then it did to jail break.
     

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