Questions tagged [apn]

Abbreviation for Access Point Name, referring to the configuration of your device's mobile network connection concerning the provider's data.

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Can changing APN settings in Android improve internet speed?

I wonder while reading some of blogs and even people around me suggests some changes in APN settings(that includes APN Name, MCC, MNC, APN Protocol and Bearer), claiming that will increase my internet ...
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Jelly bean phone won't let me get to the APN setting

I just bought a android Jelly Bean phone and I use straight talk, I still have a active Sim card, but the phone won't let me get to set the Apn. When I press on settings for the Apn I doesn't go there....
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How do I find APN settings to use with a 3rd party SMS app?

I'm using an admittedly old (Android 4.0.4) Samsung Galaxy Centura (Tracfone) and I've run into a problem with regards to text messaging. The default "Messaging" app is quite limited and is missing ...
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APN not saving with EE Orange UK SIM on Kitkat

I have an LG G2 rooted, running Android 4.4.2. I've put my existing EE Orange UK SIM in, and there are no APNs listed. Whenever I try and add the EE settings and then save them, the APN list remains ...
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MMS not working on CM9 ROM

I have an LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) running CyanogenMod 9. The ROM I am using is located here: https://sites.google.com/site/bobzhomeroms/vm670ics According to his ChangeLog, MMS should be ...
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How to switch between APNs using adb?

Is there any adb or shell command available to switch between different APNs?
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Mobile data is always working even when the the mobile data is switched off

I use a Vivo V5 mobile with Jio SIM. Its APN is Rcomnet. My mobile data is always working, even when I switch off my data. I tried reset to defaults in the APN settings. I turned off background data. ...
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How to backup and restore APN setting via ADB?

How to backup and restore APN setting via ADB? I'm on Android 6.0 without root.
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“APN Settings are not available for this user” Help?

I bought a Mi MIX 2 and it is not connecting on mobile data. WiFi everything else works perfect. But in the APN settings menu it reads that "APN Settings are not available..." I am using Verizon BTW. ...
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Get a Config Message every day but won't install

Every day I get a Configuration Message Application: Access Point Name Name: MMS APN:unet User name: etc. When I chose "Full Install" it asks for the PIN If I enter the wrong PIN it asks again for ...
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How to restore APN Settings?

I edited my Android phone's APN Settings. I did not have a back up of my APN Settings file [/system/etc/apns-conf.xml]as mentioned in this post. I deleted the Proxy and Port fields from my APN ...
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Change MCC and MNC in the APN settings

I'm currently on a vacation with a new phone who worked perfectly on the country I bought it at (SMS, calls, data...) but now, when im abroad, the data wont work although I can make calls alright. But ...
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How do I get Hangouts to work on a straight talk optiumus showtime?

Phone Model Number: LGL86C PRL Version: 59377 Andriod version: 4.0.4 Kernel version: 3.0.8 Software version: L86CV10a I have called straight talk wireless and they told me that my model phone ...
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APN doesn't save in Tablet AOC Breeze

I have a tablet AOC Breeze model MW0712 with Android 4.1.1. When I want to save an APN I do: Settings -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names -> New APN But after editing the APN settings, there ...
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How to set active APN on ICS

Android 4: Under Mobile Network Settings I have Access Point Names menu, which lists 4 APNs, first one's got a radio button selected next to it. I'm trying to select one of the other APNs - which ...
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APN settings in A500 with dongle

I own an A500 without 3G and a ZTE LF627 USB dongle. I donwloaded the thor_3g_patch_v14.2 and flawlessly installed it. I also had to unlock my dongle (tested from computer, works...). Now I connected ...
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Not able to save or create APN settings ? in Lenovo A6000

I have a Lenovo A6000 smartphone with android lollipop 5.0.2. The Problem is that I The APN window is empty and says " Access Pooint Name settings are not able for this user ". without Internet my ...
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Proxy set in mobile network APN does not work when used as hotspot

I am setting the proxy in APN settings of my mobile network in below shown screenshot It works well. I verified via whatismyip. However, when I enable the hotspot on the device and use this hotspot ...
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Why would an IPv4 APN work on a OnePlus One but not a OnePlus 5 with the same SIM?

I have a T-Mobile SIM that, on a OnePlus One, works perfectly fine on T-Mobile's APN in IPv4-only mode, with an IPv4 address and everything. However, when I take it out and put it on a OnePlus 5, it ...
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How to add an APN when “Mobile networks” setting is disabled?

I've got an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile running Marshmallow (6.0.1), and am trying to add an APN so as to use the phone with FreedomPop. I've installed the FP SIM card and entered the ...
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Provide APN settings from outside without Internet (i.e. SMS, QR Code)

I'm looking for a way to provide APN settings to a device that doesn't have an internet connection yet. It is intended to set up hundreds of devices more quickly by a variety of users across the ...
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Why can't I use the the data service all of a sudden on my android phone?

I know I'll receive a lot of vote-downs because of this post, but I dont really know what has happened and where I am no one can help me. I am in China and my Huawei (European) phone has worked just ...
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“Access Point Name settings are not available for this user” on unrooted 1st Gen Moto G. Help, please?

I recently did a factory reset of 1st Gen Moto G, after which the mobile data stopped working . In trying to fix the problem, I noticed I couldn't change the APN settings, and when I go to that option ...
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Make phone running Android 2.3.3 re-download configuration settings from ISP

When I first inserted my SIM into my phone, it prompted to download configuration settings for things such as Data, MMS etc... It worked fine for about a year but I have started having problems such ...
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Cannot Create/Modify Access Point Names in Mobile Network Settings - Huawei G700 - Android 4.2.1

I am trying to edit settings of APN (Access Point Names) according to provided guidelines by cellular company to be able to use 3G internet on my Huawei Ascend G700 running on Android 4.2.1. Whenever ...
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Android doesn't connect to proxy server

In the past I could connect to a proxy by entering the proxy's settings in the APN settings or Wireless settings. However, now android seems to ignore my set proxy - after hitting Save it disconnects ...
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Adding an APN from the commandline

I'm in the US for 30 days and got a SIM card from Lycamobile. For some reason adding APNs doesn't work through the GUI (I add them but they never show up in the list, even after rebooting). Instead I ...
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Can receive but cannot send SMS on SGS3, help me debug with logcat?

For a couple months now (during which time I've tried ~20 ROMs), I can receive & make calls fine, receive & send emails fine, sync fine, everything is fine except I cannot send SMS. I've tried ...
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Issue in GSM for Straight Talk and MMS.

I just purchased a GSM unlocked Android phone. And called into Straight Talk to get the new APN setting. But, the settings they gave me would not allow me to receive MMS. The web and testing ...