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Hide Internet Tethering iPhone 4 4S App Sprint, AT&T, Verizon

Updated on November 4, 2012

Hide Internet Tethering iPhone 4 App - How to Tether iPhone 4 4S Without Huge Bills!

Want to enjoy the freedom of being able to connect to the Net from anywhere?

To set up tethering (Internet Sharing) on your iPhone 4 is easy to do - it literally takes 30 seconds. (see below). However, there is a catch - and it's a big one.

Be Warned: Exceeding your data limit may result in unwanted charges. Some iPhone users (check Verizon, Sprint, AT&T official forums) have been getting bills for upwards of $2,000 a month after using tether. Despite the overwhelming appeal and ease of setting up tethering, the cost of doing so - keeps many iPhone users from getting the most out of their phone.

Luckily, there is a tethering app which lets you share your iPhone's data connection with your Mac, Tablet or PC without having to pay through the nose for it - i.e) by hiding your Internet Tethering.

Find out how to set up internet tethering for iPhone 4 AND How to avoid paying extra fees for it!

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How To Tether iPhone 4 4S

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Select "Settings" on the Home screen

Step 2: Press "General" and then "Network".

Step 3: Select Internet tethering and turn it to "ON".

Step 4: You're choice: Connect your handset to your PC/Tablet/any other device by Bluetooth or by the USB cable it came with.

Step 5: Select the iPhone from the list of connections available using the Internet access icon in the system tray.

Press connect and that's it. That's how to tether iPhone 4.

The Problem with the "Personal Hotspot" Feature

You CAN'T HIDE Your Internet Tethering!

The problem with the Personal Hotspot feature (see above), which turns your iPhone 4 into a WiFi hotspot, is that carriers can detect tethering usage and will charge an extra monthly fee on-top of your already expensive phone bill.

The only point of tethering (in my opinion) is if it allows you to use your iPhone as a mobile modem without having to pay for an expensive tethering plan from your wireless provider. If it doesn't hide your tether usage (like using the Personal Hotspot feature) - WHAT'S THE POINT!?!?

Luckily there is an app that hides your iPhone 4 tethering use by making it appear as simple web browsing.

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Tethering App that Hides Tethering Usage?

How To Fly Under the Radar

Well, there are 2 actually: PDANet and TetherMe.

To get these apps, you have to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and install them from the Cydia store.

At small one-off fees, they are well worth the money.

- TetherMe is cheaper. It costs $4.99.

- PDANet was something like $14.99.

My opinion:

I've used PDANet and in my opinion it is undetectable. It has a feature called "Hide Usage." I don't know the technical ins & outs of it, or how it does it, but it hides tethering usage from your carrier. It'll ask you if you want Level I or Level II. Level I should be good enough but if you feel you want more security, go for Lever 2.

I've have never had any issues with AT&T charging me extra and I've been using this app for a while. I only use about 3-3.5 GB's of data a month of which about 1 -1.5 GB of that is through PDANet.

To Summarize:

How To Hide Internet Tethering iPhone 4 4S

With the "Personal Hotspot" feature on your iPhone 4, or through a tool like MyWi (which is also in the Cydia store once you jailbreak your iPhone 4) - you access tethering through a 3rd party app which is easily detectable.

With PdaNet on the other hand, you can hide your usage.

Stay under that 5GB cap on your "unlimited" data plan and there is little chance they will find out!

How To Tether iPhone 4 Sprint, AT&T, Verizon & Hide Usage

Tethering is a term used to describe the process of sharing one's data connectivity on a cell phone with other devices. Not all phones support this functionality. One popular model that does is the iPhone 4. This phone is capable of becoming one's own personal mobile hotspot if he/she learns how to tether iPhone 4.

The first step is to contact one's phone service provider. At the present time, only AT&T and Verizon allow tethering, and they charge extra for the service. It will be necessary to contact them and activate this option.

Next, it will be necessary to get into the network settings on the phone. This is done by tapping the settings button, then general and network. Now, tap the personal hotspot button. The phone will prompt for a Wi-Fi password. It is a good idea to create one so that complete strangers can not access this network and usurp one's data package.

After the password is created, simply slide the personal hotspot switch on the screen until is shows On. The phone will now broadcast a Wi-Fi signal that can be picked up by Wi-Fi enabled computers, laptops, and other devices.

Now, it is necessary to connect the computer. This is done by pulling up the list of available wireless networks and clicking on the one that carries the name of the cell phone. Next, type in the password that was created on the phone in order to access the signal. Now, one can surf the Web from anywhere that the phone can receive a data signal from the carrier.

Learning how to tether iPhone 4 can help one get internet access in places where there is no hotspot or network to which he/she can connect. Given the way people move these days and their need to stay connected, this is an excellent option to ensure they can access the internet from anywhere.

Thinking of using your iPhone 4 for internet tethering? Network operators in the US, Canada and the UK often charge extra for "tethering" - the logic being that a laptop can consume more bandwidth than a mobile phone.

Apple doesn't allow third-party apps which hide tethering usage in the App store.

What do you think about all this? Should we have to pay extra for tethering?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I do not pay extra for tethering accept for extra data useage. So when this says hide the usage does this mean these apps will hide all that extra data my laptop uses up? It takes up data faster than my smart phone. This costs me several hundred extra per month. Please advise. Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: boooo..... to iOS6!@hahasucker.u

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The above instructions are for iphone 4. How about for iphone 4S with IOS6?