I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5.

On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but somehow I don't have the "USB network interface" (or whatever it is called) on my Mac, so I can't activate it... how can I bring it up?

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2 Answers 2


Click the plus in the bottom-left corner. When you're iPhone is connected, you should be able to add it.


Apparently, you need to run iTunes once after activating tethering on the iPhone and plugging it into the Mac before the phone will show up in the network preference pane.

  • my iTunes runs all the time. your idea don't work for me :-(
    – otmezger
    Oct 11, 2013 at 14:35

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