Normally, the latest version of iTunes needs to be installed, because that will install the drivers required for Windows to see the iPhone as a modem and use it to bridge a connection to the internet. But this is not exactly true, here´s how to install only the required components.

Simple steps:

  1. Download the latest iTunes for windows, do not install it
  2. Using 7Zip, extract the contents of the itunes install executable
  3. Install AppleApplicationSupport.msi (just double-click it and wait)
  4. Do the same for AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi, but don’t change the install directory

And that’s it, all the required components are installed and you can use your iPhone as a USB modem without having to waste space installing iTunes.

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