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iPad won't tether to iPhone, yet

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:39PM EST

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I think we all just assumed that using AT&T’s new iPhone tethering plan to get sweet, cellular-data goodness on your iPad wasn’t going to be allowed, but…now it is official. TechFlash has received word from AT&T that an iPad to iPhone tether is currently not possible. While the software code to allow Bluetooth tethering is included in the iPad’s code base, the feature has been disabled (geohot, we need some help on this one!). TechFlash did publish this cryptic message from AT&T:

Asked for further info, AT&T referred additional questions to Apple, describing this as an iPad/iPhone issue and not a matter of AT&T policy.

Makes sense, we can’t see why AT&T would care how you use the 2GB of tethering data you’re paying for each month; especially since overage rates are clearly defined. Maybe someone should write an email to a certain CEO and ask him for a one sentence/word clarification?Read