How to Combine Wi-Fi and a Tethered iPhone at Once on a PC

Alex GizisCombining Internet Connections, How To

Tether an iPhone to a PC and Use it Together with your Wi-Fi Connection for Better Internet

Often times Wi-Fi internet can be a pain – from slow speeds to unstable connections or even plain bad hotspots where you don’t get a single Megabyte of traffic. If you’ve got slow and unreliable Wi-Fi internet on your PC, get a hold of your iPhone and use it wisely. Combine Wi-Fi and your tethered iPhone on your PC simultaneously with a channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify.

Speedify can bond any number or combination of Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic among them for optimal performance. Plus, if you get disconnected from one of your connections in the middle of an important video call or file transfer, Speedify will seamlessly failover to your other working Internet connection(s) without skipping a beat.

NOTE: For best results, use Internet connections from different sources. In general, joining the same upstream network multiple times (such as the same router via Ethernet and Wi-Fi) will not improve performance.

4 Steps to Combine Wi-Fi and a Tethered iPhone at the Same Time on Your PC

Step 1: Connect to Wi-Fi

Verify that your Wi-Fi is enabled on your PC and connected to a network.

Click on the Wi-Fi symbol in the lower right corner of the taskbar (systray). If you’re not already connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, turn on Wi-Fi by clicking on the tile in the lower left side of the pop-up menu then select your desired network. Keep in mind, private networks may require you to enter a password before connecting.

Step 2: Enable Personal Hotspot on your iPhone

A Personal Hotspot lets you share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad with other devices via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth.

Go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot or Settings > Personal Hotspot and flip the switch to on. 
From this screen you can verify the name of the phone (which will be used as the Wi-Fi name/SSID) as well as configure the password.

NOTE: If you don't see the option for Personal Hotspot, contact your carrier to make sure that you can use Personal Hotspot with your plan.

Need help with this step? Visit Apple’s knowledge base to learn more.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone to your PC via USB

First, be sure to install or update to the latest version of iTunes, it contains the drivers needed to enable USB tethering.

Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC with a USB cable. If you see an alert on your iPhone or iPad that says “Trust This Computer?” tap Trust.

Make sure that you can locate and view your iPhone or iPad in iTunes. If your Windows PC doesn't recognize your device, try a different USB cable.

Your iPhone should automatically start sharing its connection to your PC. If you click on the network icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar, the iPhone should be listed at the top of the network list.

Need help with this step? Visit Microsoft's knowledge base to learn more.

Step 4: Download and Install Speedify

Last but certainly not least, download and install Speedify. Once running, Speedify will automatically detect any available Internet connections and combine them for increased speed, security, and stability.

You can manage settings, view statistics, and even apply limits to individual connections by either clicking/tapping on them from the Dashboard or by navigating to the desired connection through the main Settings menu.

Speedify will work quietly in the background to optimize performance including prioritizing streaming web traffic to avoid stuttering, buffering and disconnects.

Whether at home, work, or on-the-go, Speedify is the only VPN that makes your online experiences faster, more reliable, and more secure.

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