How to Share Your iPhone’s Data Connection to Your iPad

Sometimes, Wi-Fi accessibility within an area can be pretty much challenging.  Given that you can get good connection at home, work and even the coffee shops, there are still some areas that you can’t get Wi-Fi signal for your iPad.  However, here is the trick:  If you have an iPhone with data connection, inaccessibility to a Wi-Fi connection should not be a hindrance.

iPhone’s Data Connection to Your iPad
iPhone’s Data Connection to Your iPad


Using your iPhone that has data connection, you can simply share the connection with your iPad in a process called tethering.  Now, if you are a little bit hesitant as this process may lag the connection of either your iPhone or iPad, then you are mistaken.  Tethered connection is almost as fast as the main connection or that in your iPhone.


Your iPhone provides two options in how to tether its data connection to your iPad—Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.  Either process uses your iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection as a router.  This simply means that you cannot bounce your iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection from it to your iPad.  Instead, you can only use the 3G or 4G data connection.


Are you getting interested now in how to execute the tethering process?  All you have to do is to follow the following directions below:




  1. Head to your iPhone Settings application and choose Personal Hotspot located at the left-side menu.
  2. Next, flip the switch ON by simply tapping on the switch.
  3. The hotspot feature will then provide you of two ways in how to connect your iPhone to your iPad: Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
  4. Your phone then switches off its Wi-Fi connection and uses it as a router instead. You can only use your iPhone’s cellular data connection whether it is a 3G or 4G kind. Enjoy!