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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Share Your iOS Device’s Internet Connection

If you have an iPhone, or an iPad with a cellular connection, it can access the Internet even when there’s no Wi-Fi. But what if your Mac (or a Wi-Fi–only iPad, or some other Wi-Fi-only device) also needs access to the Internet? No problem—you can tether your iOS device to your Mac, which means sharing your Internet connection over Wi-Fi. (It’s also possible to use tethering over Bluetooth or USB, but I don’t cover those options in this book.)

I’ve used tethering many times with excellent results. For example, I’m a member of a community planning group that meets in a location without Wi-Fi, but I need to take notes using my MacBook Pro and access files in my Dropbox. So I share my iPhone’s Internet ...

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