How to set mobile network settings APN on Android?



How to set mobile network settings APN

When the mobile network data is not working on an Android phone, the reason is most likely that an APN, an Internet access point name, hasn't been setup.

This will allow the phone to access Internet, to browse the World Wide Web, and to send and receive MMS picture messages.

Access APN on Android

Start by going to settings > cellular networks > access point names.

This is the menu in which the APN can be setup, and it is necessary to have one in order to access the internet.

How to set mobile network settings APN on Android? : Mobile network settings APN menu in settings
Mobile network settings APN menu in settings  

In most cases, a default one will be enough, such as the one below: name is simply Internet, and APN is Internet as well.

This standard APN will allow most of the phones to access Internet and send or receive MMS photo messages.

How to set mobile network settings APN on Android? : List of Access point names with a default standard one
List of Access point names with a default standard one  

Add an access point name

In the APN menu, tap on the icon plus on top of the screen, to enter the edit access point menu, in order to create a new access point.

How to set mobile network settings APN on Android? : Creating a new access point name
Creating a new access point name  

Then, enter the necessary information. If the standard Access Point Name like in the picture below (name and APN both set to internet) does not allow the phone to connect mobile data‌ network, check with your network provider what are the options necessary for your phone in the country where you currently are.


It might be the case the phone operator requires a specific Access Point Name in the place where you are currently visiting.

How to set mobile network settings APN on Android? : Default standard APN settings
Default standard APN settings  

Select the options necessary for your network operator one after the other, and enter the values needed inside the boxes.

For a standard APN, simply use the word internet in the APN name and access point name.

How to set mobile network settings APN on Android? : Entering APN details
Entering APN details  

After that, go back to the APN selection screen, and select the Access Point Name that has just been setup.

In case the APN is not selected, tap on the radio button next to the APN that you wish to use, and wait a little bit for the phone to connect to Internet.

If after 5 minutes nothing happens, try rebooting your phone, and enjoy a working Internet mobile data‌ using the Access Point Name you have just configured!

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