If your iPad isn’t one of the cellular models, you need a Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet through the device. This is fine when you’re at home or near a free Wi-Fi point, but sometimes these aren’t available. In these cases, you can share the Internet connection on your Galaxy S with your iPad. This process is called “tethering” and takes only a minute or two to set up. Go to the home screen of your Galaxy S and tap: “Settings | More settings | Tethering and portable hotspot | Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.” Tap the “Portable Wi-Fi hotspot” switch to turn on the hot spot.
Touch “Configure.” Choose a network in the “Network SSID” field and also tap “Hide my device” if you don’t want this network name to appear publicly to other devices. Under “Security,” select a security type and then enter a password for your network in the “Password” box. Tap “Save” to activate the hot spot. Pick up your iPad and go to the home screen. Tap “Settings” and then tap “Wi-Fi.” Flick the “Wi-Fi” switch to “ON” if you have not done so already.
Touch the name of the network that you just created on your Galaxy. If you chose to hide the network, tap “Other…” and then enter the name you gave the network in step three. When prompted, enter the password that you set for the network and your iPad will complete the tethering process.
Tips & Warnings
- Although all Galaxy S phones are technically capable of tethering, your provider must allow tethering as part of your mobile data plan for this to work. In some cases, you may void your contract by tethering without permission, so check with your provider before attempting these steps.