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Old 04-02-2013, 12:16
PeppermintHippo
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Hi all,

I have an iPhone 4S and a Wi-Fi only iPad. I'm wanting to use my iPad on the train where there is no wi-fi connection and have been told this is possible if I 'tether' my iPhone and my iPad together?

This sounds rather complicated to me? Is it possible? Do I need to pay extra (or get extra data allowance or a new contract with my existing iPhone provider?)

Any assistance much appreciated
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:39
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It depends on your service provider. Some providers charge extra and some take it out of your data allowance. I am with O2 and I can tether with no extra charge. I have an android phone and a wifi ipad mini which I tether to my phone. It's a simple process. I haven't used an iPhone for a year so I can't remember how you do it. You would need to go into settings, then cellular data I think and then there should be an option to use your phone as a wifi hotspot. I think Someone with an iPhone can give you clearer instructions.
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:33
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on the iphone turn on your bluetooth and "Personal Hotspot", You will see it when you open your setting menu. Turn the ipad bluetooth on and just connect the 2 via bluetooth, it should work
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:50
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on the iphone turn on your bluetooth and "Personal Hotspot", You will see it when you open your setting menu. Turn the ipad bluetooth on and just connect the 2 via bluetooth, it should work
The previous poster is partially correct - but tethering an iPhone to an iPad has nothing to do with Bluetooth. Once you have turned on personal hotspot on on the phone search for a new wireless connection on the iPad. The personal hotspot will come up as a new wireless connection and you connect as you would to any wireless device.
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:07
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The previous poster is partially correct - but tethering an iPhone to an iPad has nothing to do with Bluetooth. Once you have turned on personal hotspot on on the phone search for a new wireless connection on the iPad. The personal hotspot will come up as a new wireless connection and you connect as you would to any wireless device.
You can also do this via Bluetooth...
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:57
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You can also do this via Bluetooth...
yes, also an Iphone 3gs and bellow can only tether by USB or Bluetooth, wireless is not an option.
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Old 05-02-2013, 15:20
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The previous poster is partially correct - but tethering an iPhone to an iPad has nothing to do with Bluetooth. Once you have turned on personal hotspot on on the phone search for a new wireless connection on the iPad. The personal hotspot will come up as a new wireless connection and you connect as you would to any wireless device.
In my experience trying to find the iphone as a network on the iPad doesn't always work (the iphone network doesn't always show up as a network you can join) whereas Blurtooth almost always works fine.
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