USB Tethering gives your Computer an Internet connection through a USB Cable using your mobile data while doing so.
If you want to do that using an iPhone then all the better because you’ve come to the right post on our blog. Down below are steps to show you how to USB Tether With iPhone.
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Steps To USB Tether With iPhone
The steps are quite simple/easy and won’t require a lot of thinking to implement them.
- First, you need to download and install iTunes on your PC. Reason for this is that iTunes has the drivers needed for the connection between your PC and iPhone already built into the app.
- After downloading and installing iTunes.
- Open up your iPhone’s ‘Personal Hotspot’ from its settings which you can access from the normal home screen:
- Connecting your iPhone to your PC with a USB Cable is next.
Once your device shows that you’ve been connected to your PC with the Personal Hotspot option activated, you should get an internet connection on your PC. If you’re wondering if it’s working… look at the bottom right of the taskbar, an icon like this one will show:
In case your device still doesn’t show, open up the ‘Device Manager‘ either through the Power Menu (on Windows 10):
Or enter it in the Search Bar:
Once the ‘Device Manager’ is open look for your iPhone, right-click on it and select ‘Update Drivers’. Your device should show up then, if not try a restart to see if it’s up and running after the reboot.
- Open Settings.
- Then ‘Personal Hotspot’ and enable it.
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB Cable.
- Head to your Menu Bar.
- Click the Wi-Fi Icon.
- Select the Network Preferences Option.
Once there you’ll see your iPhone saying USB connected.
Just in case it’s not showing add it with the + icon and then add your iPhone to your network.
That’s all you need to know, hope this helped!
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If you’re also wondering how to USB Tether with Android then you might want to head on over to that post too.
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