Has anyone tethered over bluetooth?

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  1. kayzee

    kayzee Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how to go about this...

    Uusing wifi atm but I find it drains the battery quite badly on my iPhone as it's constantly connected even when I'm not using it.

    My theory is that if I go via bluetooth, it'll only tether within range? Meaning I could leave the iPhone downstairs and it wouldn't be draining the battery. So, how to do this? I've managed to pair it... but then what? Any help appreciated.
     
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    I have done it, but it really didn't work as well between my iPhone and my iPad or my iPhone and MacBook Pro. It had a shorter range, and dropped more. But it was pretty easy to do. I don't have a current way to do it ( sold everything and waiting for my SP2)... What are you hoping to find out?
     
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    Rereading your post, it probably wouldn't be that slick. Usually Bluetooth doesn't auto reconnect when in range again. Not without intervention. What I do is plug in my iPhone the just use the wifi hotspot...
     
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    I couldn't get bt tethering to work with lg optimus g pro and surface pro. I did get usb tethering to work. Better than no way to tether at all..lol

    IM like the op, I got them paired but I couldn't get the tethering going like on my android tablets. It was frustrating so I tried the usb method and worked right away.
     
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    Yeah USB works fine... but I don't like having things plugged in where I can avoid it! It's that or the battery draining with wifi, take your pick I guess.
     
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    My BT tethering in samsung vibrant android phone using bluetooth Dun software works flawlessly.

    Sent from the SurfaceForums.net app for Windows 8
     
  7. demandarin

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    I think its dependent on what phone you use also. Weird but I've seen cases like this posted on xda all the time with android tablets.
     

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