iOS 4.2 Reveals Tethering Options For iPad

iOS 4.2

iOS 4.2 beta 2 and beta 1 versions have already revealed some interesting new features and improvements.

But iOS 4.2 has another surprise for iPad users. It looks like iOS 4.2 will finally allow users to tether iPad’s 3G data connection to another device like the laptop.

Programmer Paul Grave discovered the new tethering options in the settings after upgrading to iOS 4.2 beta 2 on his iPad 3G.

9to5Mac reports that the options appear only on European carriers and do not appear on iPad 3Gs running on AT&T’s network.

As you can see from the screenshot below, users can enter the APN network settings to tether iPad’s 3G data connection to a laptop.

iPad Tethering

It will be interesting to see if this feature makes it to the final version of iOS 4.2 as AT&T currently charges an additional fee for the tethering feature on the iPhone.

I guess the feature that users are really waiting for is the ability to tether iPhone’s 3G connection to the iPad, which is currently possible only if you jailbreak your iPhone and use apps like MyWi, which transforms the iPhone into a wireless modem.

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[via 9to5Mac]