Will this cable allow me to use iPhone 3GS to tether iPad mini WiFi for internet use?

  • Asked by Kelvin S
  • Oct 28, 2012
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)

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4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Tethering between iOS devices is accomplished via wi-fi. No additional hardware is necessary. No, this will not allow you to tether between those devices.

    • Answered by Cliff S from Provo
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • No. One end is the lightning connector which will plug into your iPad Mini, the other end is a 30 pin SOCKET (not a plug).
    It can only be used to connect a device or cable with a 30pin plug to the new iphone5 or ipad mini etc..
    So you could use it to connect a speaker dock with the old connector to the new devices with a lightning socket, or if your car has an ipod interface with the old 30 pin plug or to use with an old usb to 30 pin dock cable.

    Also note the size...20cm's long. The picture is accurate if you imagine the bit of cable you can't see is literally looped just out of shot!

    To connect your ipad Mini to an iPhone, you could tether it with WiFi. Turn on 'Personal Hotspot' and then connect your iPad to the new wifi you just created.

    • Answered by Kieron G
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • No, it doesn't support that. That function was never supported on any model of iPad or iPhone.
    You can tether using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth between an iPhone or iPad. Tethering an iPhone via a Dock Connector is only for PC or Mac.

    • Answered by Peter M
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • No it will not. The ends are not compatible in that way. This cable is female ended the same as your iPhone 3 is so they won't connect.

    • Answered by Chawanda R from Greensboro
    • Oct 31, 2012