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iOS4.3.1 fixes 3G and WiFi connection problems after tethering
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  • March 29, 2011
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For all their locked down, controlling mentality, Apple are good at fixing problems when they arise.
If they see a problem with one of their products, they jump on it fast and resolve it.
Remember the other day when I posted on iOS4.3 and its tethering feature? The one that even let’s you tether your iPhone 3GS with your iPad, original edition?
I was pretty chuffed with the whole process, but there was something rotten in the state of (insert your state here).
The tethering worked great – via Bluetooth for the two older-gen devices, but it was speedy and easy, as other readers verified.
But it gave my iPhone a tethering hangover. That is, once I stopped tethering, my iPhone wouldn’t properly reconnect with 3G or wireless signals.
It was like it hadn’t reverted back to its original state properly and had kept some of the tethering settings, which were borking my connections. It took a couple of power recycles (turn off, then on, for those who aren’t up with helpdeskspeak) to get things back to normal.
But that’s all a think of the past though – Apple released iOS4.3.1 post-haste, which fixes this issue along with other signal connection dramas, and screen annoyances, like:

• Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)

• Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks

• Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs

• Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services

So I only had to put up with this for a few days until Sir Apple rode in on his shiny chrome stallion and smote the evil bug. Now my iPhone works exactly the same after tethering as before, as it should.
Initially, I wondered if this was just me – if I kept finding myself in signal dead spots – but did some online digging and found that others were complaining too. It’s not common, but if it’s happening to you naturally it sucks.
If you’ve been scratching your head over this, just update to iOS 4.3.1 and tether, or not, with impunity.

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