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iOS 4.3 out for the iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch

The much-awaited update to iOS4 is now available, ahead of the expected March 11 release date, with the promised “personal hotspot” feature making your iPhone 4 a mobile WiFi router (like the Huawei E5).

Total download file is 669.8MB so it will take some time if you don’t have a good connection.

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

iOS 4.3 Software Update

Personal Hotspot
Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

iTunes Home Sharing

Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)


New AirPlay features

Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV

Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine

HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter
View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display

Ping features
Push notifications for comments and follow requests
Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
Parental controls

New Settings
Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects
Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode
Bug fixes

*Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
**Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software version 4.2 or later
***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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39 Responses

  1. berns says:

    nice new features

  2. jun says:

    done downloading and installing it this early morning.. seems my ipod get faster than before :)

  3. Harry says:

    I don’t think the Personal Hotspot feature is activated in Globe-distributed units. I just updated mine and I can’t seem to find it.

  4. Arnold says:

    The mobile hotspot worked on my Globe Iphone 4. Was able to share connection with my iPad.

    • Jan says:

      Hi. Mine is also working been able to add my computer and cp. But does it incur cost given that I have supersurf? Thanks.

    • Jan says:

      Hi. Mine is also working. I tried connecting my computer and cp and it works pretty cool. But does it incur cost even I have supersurf? Thanks.

    • Arnold says:

      I’m also on unlimited surfing…I don’t think it will incur additional cost.

  5. jason says:


  6. Darren says:

    successfully update and hotspot working properly!

  7. Dr. Campbell says:

    hey i tried browsing your blog on my iPhone , but the experience is not optimized for mobile devices, why don’t you use MobStac, which gives a brilliant experience and is free, you can check it out at http://www.mobstac.com/b

  8. Paul says:

    Yeah, a mobile site would be great. Or an app. Speaking of which what happened to the yugatech app?

  9. YOPINTEC says:

    The free iOS 4.3 Software Update gives you all-new features for you iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Walk-through for iPhone, iPad

  10. Winziph says:

    time to have updates.

  11. techie_kuno says:

    can i do some update on an untethered jailbroken ipod touch 4g? would it harm my gadget if i made an update?

  12. lippo_80 says:

    Just finished downloading and updating my iPhone 4. Was disappointed not to explore the much awaited personal hotspot though. Downloaded thru apple and been using Globe issued iPhone. Am i doing something wrong or its deactivated for Globe? Or i just cant find it and busy on exploring these new features??? Please help.

    • Arnold says:

      Make sure you have 3G on with the correct APN.

    • lippo_80 says:

      Hi Arnold,

      Thanks for the swift reply. I enabled 3G and cellular data. Didnt changed the APN. its still internet.globe.com.ph

      Hope you could shed some more light on this.

    • deuts says:

      If you are on a postpaid plan, you should be alright with ‘internet.globe.com.ph’. If you’re prepaid, just change it to ‘http.globe.com.ph’.

    • lippo_80 says:

      Got the solution. All you have to do is Reset your Network Settings! Enjoy everyone!!!

  13. deuts says:

    Hi Abe,

    I can’t seem to find where/which your footnotes (asterisks ‘*’) actually refer to.

  14. kekeyo says:

    after 3hrs of downloading and updating, bkt lang ngbago? bkt wla k personal hotspot!!!! huhuhu

  15. kekeyo says:

    ok n may personal hotspot nko, mdyo slow lng ako knina. hehehe thanks lippo_80! btw, anu p b ang mkktang pgbbgo pg nkpgudate n s 4.3? prang wla n…

  16. jdbu says:

    ok na ba siya sa iphone4? hindi ba mawawala ung signal ko sa globe?

  17. Norman says:

    I can’t update my iPad1 from 4.2.1 to 4.3, error 14 was the problem and I’m stuck in recovery mode. Somebody has the same issue? Any recommended solution?

  18. Weeeman360 says:

    been trying to download the iOS 4.3 software for more than 20 times now but still now success, said network error. tried to DL it in our office for faster connection, still no success. just today finished DL th software but upon completing the DL, there’s prompt again that said network error. tried to DL it directly, but my itunes cannot find the software.. any suggestions??

  19. tan says:

    di ba pwde globe broadband as internet connection sa ipod touch 4th gen???

  20. xcu says:

    i read somewhere that iOS 4.3 drains battery fast. Is this true? sa naka update na ng OS na experience nyo ba na mabilis maubos battery life ng Iphone.

  21. Peter says:

    Sir xcu, how about ung globe broadband prepaid kit na usb type, is there a way na magamit un pang internet sa ipod touch 4th gen? La wi fi d2 sa province eh.. At panu ung router? Tnx

    • xcu says:

      no you cant coz u need the usb dongle to connect to your laptop and it doesnt provide wifi connectivity. Kung ipod touch lang ang gadget mo then i suggest u buy huawie wifi router. meron yan sa Globe(check mo site nila)they call it Mifi merong and superstick at meron din review ng huawie E5 here in Yugatech. search mo na lang.

  22. Choi says:

    Sorry for the noobness, but is it for free? I would like to refer this to my co-teacher who owns an iphone 4.

  23. cheesyfiona says:

    Did anybody experience losing contacts, apps or messages after upgrading to the OS 4.3? I have been reading Apple forums and it seems some people did. I don’t have backups whatsoever, any tips before I upgrade? TIA

  24. Florendo says:

    Hi there! Would like to know if this personal hotspot is faster than a globe superstick? Taken to account that iPhone4 has signal issues which may affect the data transfers…

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