Tethering iPhone


Q: Can I connect my home computer to the internet via my iPhone?

– Tracy

A: Unfortunately, no. The ability to do this is often referred to as “tethering” and is not a feature that is presently supported on the iPhone.

While it’s impossible to say with any certainty whether this is a feature that Apple would ever add in the future, it does seem unlikely, as the very nature of AT&T’s “unlimited” iPhone plan would preclude allowing the use of the data features in ways that might involve high volumes of data usage, such as tethering to a home computer or laptop.

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Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.