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How to Enable Tethering for iPhones Using MobileSafari

How to Enable Tethering for iPhones Using MobileSafari

Posted June 18, 2009 at 1:41am · 56 comments · Add Comment
Amory - October 24, 2011 at 2:21am
None can doubt the veracity of this artlcie.
Polar Bear
Polar Bear - April 3, 2010 at 10:48am
The AT&T (Beta) doesn't work on my iPhone 3G which I manually sync every couple of weeks via iTunes 9.1 (79) via my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X "Snow Leopard" 10.6.3 ERROR MESSAGE (below): Invalid Profile Profile format not recognized OK Please let us know when this works again since my BIGGEST disappointment with the iPhone is no tethering... so I keep my "vintage" Palm Treo 700p on my wife's Sprint account fo r$10 a month for unlimited tethering via USBmodem (Mac) and PDAnet (WinXP Pro)... works GREAT and NO GOOD REASON AT&T CAN'T PROVIDE THIS other than their network couldn't handle the load.
kennie ong
kennie ong - February 28, 2010 at 7:03am
does not work on my iphone 3GS Singapore. And an app with apple logo "helpcenter" appear on my springboard, try to delete it but can't. can anyone help?
JaTT - November 16, 2009 at 9:36pm
It says "contact ATT for tethering on this phone".I have an unlocked 3G with 3.1.2 and unlimited txt only no DATA Plan from ATT. Whats missing??
rkp01_jec - October 6, 2009 at 9:52am
i am unable to find aircel network in india what can i doooooooooo ?????????????
JaTT - November 16, 2009 at 9:31pm
Aircel or Airtel???
Tronny - September 30, 2009 at 9:26pm
Tried this today. The profile installs fine. However, I don't get the Internet Tethering option under Network.
Woo3000 - September 23, 2009 at 5:24am
Can anyone who has had it since June please confirm about the billing and if u got charged???
Lancer - September 7, 2009 at 12:30am
I used this method earlier today, and i have the ATT Unlimited Data Plan. I also have a app that shows how many minutes ive used etc. well Until after i installed this app it said pay per internet use right about my data plan, and it acknowledged 0.3mb from where i did a speedtest with my laptop. So im kinda etchy on this, also i heard that ATT is supposedly releasing a update sept 25 for mms, so i have no idea. All i know is the Internet Pay Per Use wasnt there until after i did that and did a speedtest. Im not trying to piss anyone off or anything i just dont want someone to have a crazy bill.
Evolvr311 - August 11, 2009 at 11:06am
I have followed the instructions and it works great on my two friend's non-jailbroken 3GS iPhones. However, I only get "Local Access" when trying to tether on my Windows Vista machine. Has anybody jailbroken their iPhone a otten the tethering to work or know why I may be having trouble? I followed the jailbreak tutorial on this site.
roshan - July 18, 2009 at 9:17am
must have itunes o rphone ethernet network drivers installed on your computer first or else it wont work! It works with ATT usa.
muzhik - July 15, 2009 at 11:58am
i get "restricted url" error? any1 else has this problem? i'm in usa, and using att network
lia cavalcanti
lia cavalcanti - July 11, 2009 at 2:35pm
Im from brazil which download would be similar so I can install this thing?
Jerry saunders
Jerry saunders - June 29, 2009 at 3:20pm
Can use it for T-Mobile on iPhone 3g. I'm currently unlocked and jailbroken. I have an unlimited web and text ?
Andy - September 23, 2009 at 11:37am
I tried it. It actually installed it but it wont connect to the internet . It tell you to contact Tmobile to turn on that option so I was like ok forget that. For that set up its easy only takes few minutes.
eduran - June 26, 2009 at 3:17pm
Working (almost) fine in Chile with Movistar, but only through cable. Couldn't make it work ussing bluetooth (with a PC). Only issue, when i tried to turn tethering off, it wont. Tried also turning on/off the flight mode, nothing happened. Only solution was powering off/on the iphone. Any one experiencing this problem also?. Cheers, such a great community you have here mates, proud to be an iphone owner! eduran (others chilean's iphone owners/developers/hacker/etc let get in (capacitive) touch!)
sham - June 24, 2009 at 12:20pm
I could not get tethering to work with my Macbook...I believe this only works with PC's
goober - June 21, 2009 at 8:59pm
WARNING!! This tutorial is for 3G IPHONES ONLY!! WARNING!! This tutorial is for 3G IPHONES ONLY!! WARNING!! This tutorial is for 3G IPHONES ONLY!!
iPhonepr - August 16, 2009 at 3:23pm
Can somebody tell me if have any cost for service from the developer or AT&T? and if I can use it with my 3GS?
dido - June 20, 2009 at 1:24pm
I can confirm it is working on 3G S, At&t USA. Tanks.
Koko - June 20, 2009 at 5:10pm
I got att as well and i got a 3g, my question is. Have u used it? And is there any extra charges for that if you've used it? Let me know as i have successfuly dowloaded it and cant wait to use it obtw im in the U.S as well ;-)
buddy kern
buddy kern - September 11, 2009 at 8:40pm
IT worked for me amazing but my friend did a reset to my phone and now it wont give me the option to tether... Does anyone know how I can get it back
Marco - June 19, 2009 at 3:48pm
How about the Brasil ???
lia cavalcanti
lia cavalcanti - July 11, 2009 at 2:36pm
Im looking for this download to for brazil.Did these guys help u?
KOKO - June 19, 2009 at 3:38am
I downloaded successfuly I'm in the U.S and I use ATT. and have unlimited data (internet) usage and I'm on an iPhone 3G with the 3.0 running on If I use it with my laptop would I get charged like a million dollars a minute of usage? does anybody know? Haven't used it. but would like to try, but don't wanna be stuck with a trillion dollar bill....please help!!! lol :-)
tutin - June 18, 2009 at 10:36pm
Does the iphone needs to be jailbroken to install the thetering??
koko - June 19, 2009 at 5:08pm
No It doesn't have to be jailbroken in order to download it. I did it on my 3G version 3.0 and worked great! :-)
Chris - June 18, 2009 at 2:47pm
Works great on my 3G with 3.0 on the Austrian Orange network! Does anyone know yet whether the data usage comes off of the iPhone package 3GB or is billed extra? And: I plan on jailbreaking and unlocking (both for the first time) when this becomes available in order to be able to use a prepaid SIM on my trip to the US. Will the tethering still work or will I have to re-enable it? THANK YOU!!!
Byron - June 18, 2009 at 9:20am
Does This Work On Iphone 2G Because I tried it and the teathering option does not show up under network? Id Like to use teathering while on the road so i hope i can do this.
alex - June 20, 2009 at 5:20pm
... same problem here: did you solve in any way?
Jake Collins
Jake Collins - June 18, 2009 at 7:36am
AMAZING. Thanks a million!
Nick - June 18, 2009 at 8:56am
Does this also enable the mms option? Thanks!
Snowbro - June 18, 2009 at 11:08am
Yeah, for some reason, it looks like my MMS is active now... but it doesn't look like it sends pictures, instead showing an "!" in red next to the photo after sending...
Stefan Boström
Stefan Boström - June 18, 2009 at 7:27am
I have enabled tethering over bluetooth and it seems to work fine. What's the difference between this and the method explained above? Ps. I live in Sweden and use Telia. ds
t11chb - June 18, 2009 at 6:38am
o2 PAYG settings: APN: Username: vertigo Password: password
Mmike - June 18, 2009 at 5:56am
i've just tried this and by all accounts it seems to work. I have no idea of the billing implications as I don't have the 'tethering bolt on package' from 02. What i'm interested to know and I guess it will take people cleverer than I to work out is if when tethered the iphone will always the iphone always use the 3g / edge network or will it use the wifi network assuming its connected. The reason I ask this is that in the UK you get 'free hot spot access' on the iphone with the monthly contract. I haven't worked out how to port my settings to use them on my laptop for free - so If there was a way to get the iphone to connect to a hotspot for free and use tethering to link this to my laptop than I'd be quids in.... i'm not overly bothered about tethering via the mobile phone network as it's not the quickest and without the tethering bolt on package I suspect it will be rather costly for me... Thanks
Meso - June 18, 2009 at 5:51am
but there is missing countries no turkey no saudi arabia..etc :(
alxs_co - June 18, 2009 at 5:07am
after choosing USA, then prompted to choose AT&T or T-Mobile it says DOWNLOAD FAILED SAFARI CANNOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE. any help? thanks!
ricekake - June 18, 2009 at 7:46am
Mine said the same thing. I clicked again and it went through.
Arun - June 18, 2009 at 5:04am
Hello from Englad! Worked fine for me on O2 in UK, 3G 3.0 upgrade, Thanks for the info!
haani - June 18, 2009 at 8:23am
hey which settings did u select the o2 contract one or the vertigo one? I looked on the phone and selected the vertigo one!!! cuz it starts wid idata..
Rip - June 19, 2009 at 1:06pm
When I added T-Mobile UK and tapped 'set-up tethering' I got a blue box saying it had to be enabled by the carrier!
marcius - June 18, 2009 at 4:27am
Does this work for 2G iPhones? It does not for me. Any alternative? and I do know EDGE connection is dead slow... but better than nothing... Thanks, m
t11chb - June 18, 2009 at 6:39am
Doesn't work on the 2G, although they should have allowed it, tethering could even from such a slow source can be handy in an emergency.
mike - June 18, 2009 at 6:52am
i have a 3g phone but no 3g signal at home, where I am now... I can confirm that tethering does work over edge... any yes it is VERY slow :-)
kk - June 19, 2009 at 7:34pm
no, will not work with 2g iphone. you can jailbreak and use pdaNet.
odysseus - June 20, 2009 at 10:39am
The official Apple documentation states that tethering doesn't work on the 2G. Has anyone succeeded?
michael - June 18, 2009 at 1:57am
I dont have the option to use tethering on settings. Dont know why , i m running 3.0 on iphone 3g. anyone else having the same issue?
Kevin - June 18, 2009 at 2:11am
Try it from here: Thats works for me!
lANCE - June 18, 2009 at 2:54am
Worked fine for me on O2 in the up, 3G 3.0 upgrade, Thanks for the info!
iamse7en - June 18, 2009 at 2:56am
It's working great for me. I was having some issues with tethering over Bluetooth, but I didn't spend enough time on it. Wired tethering is more reliable anyways! I did notice that when I went to my settings, it first had said, "Set up Internet Tethering" until a second or so later, it said "Internet Tethering" where I could then turn it on. Beautiful! I wonder - can AT&T know that you're tethering, or do they only see you're sending and receiving information - as if you're just browsing on the phone?
Ant - June 18, 2009 at 4:46am
sorry can I just ask since on the UK O2 site it informs me I must buy a bolt on first, does this method make it free to tether or am I still going to be charged while using the web on my mbook?
sneakinhysteria - June 18, 2009 at 6:39am
I can successfully download the profile for O2 in Ireland but when I go to the settings to enable tethering i get the following message: "Set up internet Tethering: to enable tethering on his account contact O2"
chris - June 18, 2009 at 6:49am
hi guys, is anyone having a problem with bluetooth, my phone sees the laptop and the laptop sees the phone but the phone just will not connect to the laptop or my head set which it used to connect to, i can get the usb tethering to work cheers
Stan - August 2, 2009 at 2:29pm
Anyone know how to uninstall this? With the 3.01 update this no longer works. I tried restoring my phone, but the tethering option still shows up under settings.
buddy - September 11, 2009 at 8:44pm
hey I am haveing the same problem .... if you get it fixed could you tell me?
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