It is possible to tether your iPhone to your iPad so that you can use the larger screen when away from a trusted Wi-Fi connection. The service is built into iOS 7 so you don’t need to chase around the App Store looking for the right program to use. Connecting your two devices is perfect when you’re at the beach this summer – and you can even let others connect to your iPhone and share its data too. Just don’t get sand in your devices…
Set up a Personal Hotspot on iPhone
1 Personal Hotspot
Turn on the Personal Hotspot on your iPhone by going to the Settings app and selecting Personal Hotspot. This will take you to a page with a Wi-Fi Password. Note this down.
2 Turn it on
Now toggle the slider to green to turn the Personal Hotspot on. What you have done is effectively created your own Wi-Fi hub. Grab your iPad and we’ll go about connecting.
3 Open Settings
On your iPad, open the Settings app and select the Wi-Fi option from the left-hand menu. You should see your iPhone in the section under Choose A Network. Simply tap on it.
4 Enter a password
You need to enter a password. The password needs to match the one that was displayed on your iPhone in the very first step of this tutorial. Once it is inputted, tap Join.
5 Connection made
Your iPhone will show up in the top list with a tick next to it telling you there is a connection. You can now surf the web on your iPad and use internet-connected apps.
6 Your iPhone
Your iPhone will display a blue band at the top of the screen. This will tell you that you have an iPad connection and that the handset is being used as a personal hotspot.
In detail: Managing your Personal Hotspot
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