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How to Tether an iPhone to an iPad

Updated February 21, 2017

The Apple iPad has two models; one offers 3G and Wi-Fi, and another that offers only Wi-Fi, to access the Internet. If you purchased an iPad that only offers Wi-Fi, you may tether your iPad to your iPhone to access the Wi-Fi tethered from your iPhone. You must have a tethering plan through AT&T to activate tethering from your iPhone though. Once you have set up a tethering plan for your iPhone, you will be able to tether your iPad.

Tap the "Settings" button on your iPhone.

Tap on the "General" button on your iPhone.

Tap the "Network" button on your iPhone.

Tap "Internet Tethering" on your iPhone.

Tap "On" to turn the tethering option on.

Tap the "Settings" button on your iPad.

Tap on the "WiFi" button on your iPad.

Tap on your iPhone when it appears under "Choose a Network."

Things You'll Need

  • AT&T tethering plan
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Based in Columbus, Ga., Ashley Hay has been covering animal health and wellness since 2004, and arts and entertainment since 2008. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida.