Update: Regardless of the app’s reviews, I can confirm that the app indeed works well enough on iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.4 . You have to change your device’s language to French to prevent crashing if necessary.
Every once in a while, an app containing hidden tethering functionality makes it past Apple’s review process and, while it lasts, lets users bypass whatever charges their carriers may impose for the very same features. Luckily, if you manage to download one of these apps before they’re pulled from the App Store, Apple can’t remotely delete it and you should be able to use it as long as you have the app on your iPhone.
There have been many such apps available in the past and, as soon as they are covered by a site such as this, they are quickly pulled from the store. One app, entitled “iRinger” falls into this category and is still available for download from the App Store for a cool $1.99. It goes without saying that if you’re in the need of a tethering app, you might want to act quickly.
To access the app’s tethering functionality:
- Make a new event by clicking the “+” symbol (top right corner).
- Name the event Tethering123
- Click done
From this mysterious page you can configure the tethering to run Ad Hoc with your desktop or laptop computer. If you need more complete walkthrough to get the app up and running, there’s a convenient “Instructions” section within the app that should help you out.
I apologize for publicizing the app and I realize that this post may very well be counterintuitive. But if you’re someone looking for the app, take advantage of this news and download it while you can.