My wi-fi connect button seems to have greyed out. Last time this happened the provider replaced the phone with a refurbished phone but it's not an option anymore as the phone is no longer under warranty.

Is there a way to have internet on my phone without using wi-fi?

  • I had that problem on my iPhone 4S. I could not find a solution and could only use cellular data. So I used cellular data until I upgraded to a newer iPhone. – kal-al Jul 19 '16 at 7:21

What about this: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+Fix+iPhone+4S+Wi-Fi+Grayed+Out/22167

I think you have to change the hardware. 'Cuz there's no way except Cellular Data.


I think this web page is really good but I'm not sure you can use it or not: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/share-internet-bluetooth-58494.html

You can share the internet of your laptop with your iPhone. The Link above only explains it on Windows Laptops. For Macs, this link: http://osxdaily.com/2012/01/05/enable-internet-sharing-mac-os-x/

Yes, there's another way but it needs a second iPhone(or any other smart phone with the "Wifi Hotspot" ability) Apple support has an article about it, I just give you the link. [If the second phone is running android, use this link.]

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    vDog asked how to have internet access without using wi-fi. Doesn't using the "WiFi Hotspot," by definition, use wi-fi? – TMHahn Jul 18 '16 at 20:57
  • Cheers Hackman but I am looking for a non-wifi solution :) – Anon Jul 19 '16 at 3:07

Any Mac running Mojave can share internet over USB. Open system preferences and in sharing turn on caching and/or internet sharing over USB.

Apple also sells a lightning to USB adapter that allows many USB to Ethernet adapters to work so you don’t need a Mac to get networking in that case, just two adapters and Ethernet.

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