What are the best tethering apps for iPhone?

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    #1Tether

    Tether

    This free application for iOs turns your phone in a remote control of your desktop Mac, allowing you to lock and unlock your Mac and playback volume and media playing on it.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Madison Webb
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "I was hopeful that this would give me some added security and control with my Mac. Unfortunately, it was a letdown. It requires very specific computer specs to work, and even if it does work, the connection is iffy at best. It takes a lot more effort than it's worth to get the computer and the phone to communicate."
  2. 5

    #2TP-Link Tether

    TP-Link Tether

    TP-Link Tether is a free application for iOs that allows you to control remotely your TP-Link and xDSL Router.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Dorothy Hayes
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Great looking app for what is typically boring text. I mean, checking on your router is never a "fun" thing, but making it visually appealing is more user friendly. "
  3. 4

    #3FoxFi

    FoxFi

    This app will allow you to ether Wi-Fi without any rooting, which will allow you to share your phone's internet connection with other Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Edward Crawford
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "This app is no longer usable with my new phone. It was great when it worked, not the apps fault, but the phone manufactures. "

WHAT’S THE MEANING

Tethering is a feature in mobile phones which allows its users to utilize their handhelds as modems, effectively sharing their internet connections with other computers and mobile devices “tethered” to their own. Connections can be done via wireless LAN, physical cable connection, or through Bluetooth connections. This feature can allow mobile devices to be used as portable routers if done through wireless LAN.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that despite its rather recent popular use, the concept of wireless internet tethering and hotspots were first proposed in 1993? Henrik Sjödin, during the Networld+ Interop conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, proposed the idea of public access and wireless local area networks. Although the term hotspot wasn’t used, it was the first time that the practice was discussed. The first commercial venture which attempted to create public LANs was spearheaded by a firm founded in Texas, known as Public Local Area Network Communications, PLANCOM for short.

Although the firm was dissolved and two of its founders went their separate ways to create MobileStar Networks, public access locations were given initially to Starbucks, Hilton Hotels, and American Airlines. During 2001, the company was sold to Deutsche Telecom, who then promptly renamed the firm to T-Mobile Hotspot, thus solidifying the term hotspot into everyday language which refers to locations where public wireless LAN connections are available.

Nowadays, wireless internet connection and data sharing have become more commonplace, even more widely used than ethernet cables and physical data sharing, oftentimes being used to download applications, stream movies and music, and play games.

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    #4ClockworkMod Tether

    ClockworkMod Tether

    Using this app, you will be able to share your internet connection from your phone with other devices, like a tablet or a laptop. Just get this app on your phone, install the tether software on your PC and connect them via USB to use the data connection from your phone in your PC. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Elizabeth Russell
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "I think the concept for this is great, especially for someone who works from their home computer a lot. I would love to use this app more and be able to share more things between my phone and computer. I don't know if I like the fact that you have to pay for it because I believe there is already something similar available that is free to use."
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    #5EasyTether Lite

    EasyTether Lite

    This app will allow you to share your smartphone's internet connection with another computer, tablet or phone, with no need of a root or special tethering plans. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Brian Reyes
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "We've all been there, needing to use our computers or tablets to get online, but there is no service available. It is a huge problem. With EasyTether Lite, you will eliminate those problems! Just download and install the app and connect all of your devices to the internet through your phone! You do not even need to root your phone!"

Summary

Best What are the best tethering apps for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TetherApps 5 Free
2TP-Link TetherApps 5 Free
3FoxFiApps 4 Free
4ClockworkMod TetherApps 2 Free
5EasyTether Lite Apps -1 Free
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