I can’t use my iPhone as modem.

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Dear All,

I'm using Apple iPhone 3G. I travel a lot and I always use my iPhone while I'm traveling and I have a internet connection through my sim card. I need to always connect with Internet. This is one of my job requirement.

Thing is iPhone has a very much good display but this is not sufficient for me. The resolution of the iPhone sometimes is not suitable to view any mail and attachment. So, I want to know how can I able to connect my iPhone with a laptop as a modem.

Is there any solution? please help me.

Thanks Sikder

Answered By 0 points N/A #91004

I can’t use my iPhone as modem.


Hi Sikder,

Hope this works

  • Click the "Settings" icon on your iPhone's menu. The "Settings" menu on the iPhone is located on the page where you placed it; most people place it on the first page of the menu. The icon is gray in color and has cogs as the design.
  • Click the "General" category, which brings you to a screen that contains several subcategories. The "General" category is located toward the bottom of the screen and is marked by the same icon as the "Settings" menu that you clicked earlier. After clicking "General," click the "Network" subcategory.

  • Click "Internet Tethering," and slide the option from "Off" to "On." The gray "Off" icon should turn into a blue "On" icon. This option allows you to activate your iPhone as a modem, which you can then connect to your laptop.

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using the cable. A pop-up window will appear asking you to approve the connection. Choose "iPhone," and then click "Apply." Your computer is now connected to the Internet. Keep the USB connection intact to maintain your Internet connection. Turning your phone off may disconnect your computer to the Internet, so make sure it stays on.

  • Launch your web browser to access the Internet. Check your connectivity on the right side of the desktop toolbar if you're using a Windows computer, or the signal icon on the upper-right side if you're using a Mac. If your connectivity is strong, you can continue using the Internet.


Answered By 589160 points N/A #314385

I can’t use my iPhone as modem.


If you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Smartphone, you can share the internet connection on your phone with your laptop by creating a hotspot. Since both your iPhone and laptop support Wi-Fi connection, the best way to share the internet connection on your phone with your laptop is to create a Wi-Fi hotspot with your iPhone turning it into a Wi-Fi router.

In this setup, the phone is connected to the internet via 3G/4G cellular data connection then broadcasts this via Wi-Fi connection which your laptop can receive and connect. To begin, on your iPhone, go to “Settings” then “Mobile Data” or “Mobile”. On the next screen, tap “Personal Hotspot” then turn on “Personal Hotspot” by tapping the slide.

If Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned off, tap to turn them on when you are prompted. Next, tap “Wi-Fi Password” then enter a suitable password for the Wi-Fi hotspot you’ll be creating. Next, under “To Connect Using Wi-Fi”, check the name of the hotspot.

After this, on your laptop, click the Wi-Fi icon on the Menu bar or go to “Settings” then tap “Wi-Fi on an iPad” and select the Wi-Fi hotspot like for example, “Pete’s iPhone”. Enter the password you created earlier for the hotspot and that’s it. You should now be able to browse the internet on your MacBook Pro or any Wi-Fi-capable device using the connection provided by your iPhone.

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