iPhone Tethering: How to Tether iPhone 3.1.3

By , May 5, 2010

With Internet tethering on your iPhone, you don’t need wifi to surf the web from your computer. Tethering your iPhone allows you to share the 3G or Edge connection on your iPhone with your laptop and connect to the Internet anywhere.

A while ago, I wrote about tethering iPhone 3.1.2. Today, I’d like to show you how to tether iPhone 3.1.3.

UPDATE: This post is outdated. Please check out this page for the latest information about iPhone tethering.

Tethering iPhone 3.1.3

You have 2 options to set up internet tethering on your iPhone 3.1.3.

Option 1: If your iPhone is jailbroken

If your iPhone is jailbroken, you can simply install the MyWi app from Cydia ($10). Not only MyWi allows you to tether your iPhone, but it can also turn your iPhone into a wifi hotspot. If your iPhone is not jailbroken and you want to jailbreak it, read our Spirit jailbreak tutorial.

Option 2: If your iPhone is not jailbroken

UPDATE: I have tried this option on an iPhone 3G and it works fine. Many of you reported in the comments that it does not work. Proceed at your own risk…

If for some obscure reasons you do not want to jailbreak your iPhone but still want to tether it, there is another solution:

  • From your iPhone, navigate to Help.BenM.at
  • Tap on “Tethering”
  • Choose your country
  • Choose your carrier
  • Tap “Download”
  • Tap “Install”
  • Reboot your iPhone

After rebooting your iPhone, you should see a new option under Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering. By turning Internet Tethering on, you will be able to share your iPhone internet connection with your laptop.

Note that for this to work, your SIM card should NOT be locked with a PIN. If so, simply deactivate the PIN lock in the settings.

That’s this simple. You should now be able to tether your iPhone 3.1.3.

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  • Valerie

    Does this work with iPhone 4???

  • juan

    It works great with iOS3 but after upgraded to iOS4 I lost it. When is the iOS4 update be available?

    • Sh3D

      I have iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.1 and firmware 05.14.02 does anybody know how I can tether with these settings??

  • happy

    my iphone is come from australia.it is not sarching signals

  • Natalia

    My iphone does not have the tethering option in network intenet tethering!!!

    • SkateMom

      I thought mine wasn’t downloading either but then I happened to be looking for something else in General Settings and there, under International was another list titled Profiles and it was in there!

  • malo

    Hey people I to lost tethering for a short time.
    My fire ware is 3.1.3 I found out is all u needed to do is to follow the instructions on the tethering site. It will ask u if u would like to reinstall. Say yes or ok. After reinstall is complete follow the instructions to ghe letter
    restart go to and recheck you’re operation setting. Check for you’re tethering if it’s not ther simply copy and past the network APN
    and the VPN Sample. Voicestreaming copie
    from the first and past into only the APN. You should have 3 in all leave the rest blank and then restart u should now be able to see the tethering opption ON. Off blue tooth or USB
    it’s simple and easy. I had to learn this all by myself it works great.
    O I almost forgot onthe web sit it also gives u the opption to creat you’re own teathering for other countrys it works now I can teather in any country.

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    Nice informative tutorial! Very Helpfull! A Big Thank YOU! In other words Brilliant! Thanks for taking the time to share.