Tethering & mobile hotspot: Apple iPhone 3GS

Learn how to share your mobile internet with other devices using the Apple iPhone 3GS. Find out more on this page:

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

Drivers for computers

Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Tethering via USB

 

 

Connection icons for tethering and mobile hotspot

When your device is sharing the mobile internet connection, refer to the following:

 

iphone personal hotspot.pngTethering via USB is turned on
iphone personal hotspot.pngMobile hotspot via Wi-Fi is turned on

 

 

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Drivers for computers

To download and install drivers for a Windows computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes.

 

 

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Mobile hotspot via Wi-Fi

Set up mobile hotspot

To set up or configure a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen,  tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Cellular.
  4. Scroll to and tap Set  Up Personal Hotspot.
    • Note: This will initiate a request to enable the setting on the device.
  5. Tap General to go  back one screen.
  6. Tap Settings to go back  one screen.
  7. Enable Wi-Fi.
  8. Scroll up and tap Personal Hotspot, located under the Wi-Fi and above Bluetooth.

 

 

Turn on/off mobile hotspot

To turn on or turn off a mobile hotspot over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen,  tap Settings.
  2. Tap Personal Hotspot.
    • Note: If this settings is not showing here, please navigate to General > Cellular.

 

 

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Tethering via USB

To share your mobile data connection with a computer over a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

  1. Turn on the Personal Hotspot.
  2. If prompted, tap USB Only.
  3. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
  4. The device will automatically begin tethering after syncing is complete.

 

 

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