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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How to solve the “APN settings are not available for this user” issue?

After upgrading my ASUS Zenfone 5 to Android Lollipop, I am unable to access HSPA/3G data. In Brazil we have to manually input APN settings, and when I try to do so, I receive the following message (...
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Where do APN come from?

When running a fresh ROM, the APN settings are defined by the SIM card inserted, downloaded from the network via some handshake protocol or are they predefined in the rom for each network ?
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Can I backup my APN settings?

Where are my Access Point Names stored in the file system? Can I back them up via adb shell? My phone is unlocked (AT&T Contract. Le sigh.) and I'm inching towards modding it but I want to be ...
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“Access Point Name settings not available for this user”

This was probably an issue before but only became an issue when I changed providers in a foreign country. Running CM12.1 nightlies. I can't connect to data and get the above message when I try to ...
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Does APNdroid eat battery?

Someone suggested that APNdroid will cause your battery to drain because your phone is continually attempting to connect to the disabled APN. Makes sense, but I wonder if there's something I'm missing?...
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What controls the 3G radio sleep time?

Is there any way to control how/when the 3G radio goes to sleep? Is that, in fact, what it is doing?
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What exactly is the APN field used for, and why do some providers require it while others don't?

I've switched providers and now have to enter an APN (access point name) in order to use the service. With my older two providers I did not need to do this and it worked out of the box. What is the ...
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What caused the toast with “Call failed, try another method”?

I am having an issue with my Motorola G4 Plus smartphone which runs on Android 7.0 version. I am using JIO SIM card for calls and internet. Two days ago, my phone showed me a toast message stating: ...
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Does android switch to a different APN when in hotspot mode?

I've tried turning on the portable hot-spot mode on my nexus-one and got a message from my operator saying that my plan doesn't cover data traffic made through the web.operator.com APN, as opposed to ...
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APN Settings Don't Save - Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.2

I'm trying to setup my APN settings on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, running Android 4.2. The APN list is currently empty, and every time I try to add one (menu -> add -> fill out form -> save), nothing ...
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How do I add an APN via ADB?

For hardware reasons (My menu key doesn't work) I can not add an APN via settings. I read here about using sqlite and here about using code. But I need a more convenient way to do it. I need to do it ...
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Where apn configs are saved in Android?

I want to know where exactly are stored the apn's that are added by the user on Android. I want to edit them manually using X-plore(or any other root file explorer). I know that in /system/etc/apns-...
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APN setting is missing on Nexus 5 bought from US

I have an unlocked Nexus 5 handset bought from Google in the USA. I just wiped it and installed Android 5.0 on it. However, the UI to edit the APN settings does not appear. By that, I don't mean that ...
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Delete APN on LG-P500

The LG-P500 does not allow to delete/disable MMS APN. The problem is that if I define my own APN, the original one, which cannot be deleted, is still used by messaging application... Anybody knows ...
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Least harmful way to disable APN temporarily?

I installed Quick Settings and turn off my mobile internet with this app. I have a motorola milestone with 2.1 However, that causes some trouble sometimes. When disabling it I lose more often my wifi ...
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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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LENOVO Z2 PLUS VOLTE ISSUE with jio

In my lenovo Z2 Plus handset with jio , currently jio volte stopped working . I was not able to make calls , but internet is working sometimes and sometimes not . I restarted the device many ...
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How to grant an app root access without GUI interaction?

I'm trying to update my APN settings using: adb shell "su -c 'content update --uri content://telephony/carriers --bind name:s:\""SDR"\" --bind apn:s:"SDR-internet"'" The first time I run this ...
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“APN settings are not available for this user”

My phone is a stock Nexus 4 from Google with the 5.0.1 Lollipop image from Google. I've mistakenly hit "reset APN settings". Instead of resetting them to defaults, it wiped them off and grayed out ...
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Google Hangouts - Can not send or receive MMS

About 2 weeks ago, I updated CyanogenMod on my device, and Google Hangouts, and began experiencing this problem. I did an immediate restore from before my update, and there was no change. I can not ...
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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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Add an APN to Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1

I am traveling internationally and have replaced my Verizon SIM card with a local one. To get data, I need to add an APN. I can't do this using settings -- no option to add exists. Is there another ...
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Why proxy set on Android 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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Can't define APN: “Unfortunatelly, Settings has stopped” - SG 4

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4.2, Kernel 3.4.0. After returning from abroad and switching back my SIM card I've noticed, that mobile internet is not working. I've noticed in the Settings, ...
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APN Requires mcc and mnc but my carrier requires none

I used to specify only the Name and APN fields whenever I needed to configure my carrier's APN. I've just rooted my Galaxy Nexus with Cyanogemod and whenever I try to set the APN it prompts me to ...
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APN Switch for sprint devices

I have used APNDroid on many of my phones in the past. I have recently started using some sprint devices and noticed that this APN toggle widget will not disable the network connection on these ...
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Find APNSourceService

I have a TicWatch Pro 4G. As some may know, the watch only supports Vodafone. But from what I have seen, that's mostly down to the fact of the correct APN for other networks not being available. After ...
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Why does my mobile data work only on hotspot?

I own a Samsung Galaxy A71 and I'm on Reliance Jio network. When I had bought this phone and put a new Jio SIM on it, my mobile data worked fine, but the hotspot didn't. My laptop browser said 'DNS ...
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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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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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Marshmallow: Changing and connecting to an APN

Okay, before anyone can downvote this or anything silly, I need to clarify a few things: This is for Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) I'm using a FlashFire-Rooted Cherry Mobile One (technically called ...
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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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APN Settings: What Does Each Setting Do?

An Access Point Name, APN, is a gateway between mobile networks and the public Internet. I've done research, and there's not much online about what the individual settings are or do. This is what I've ...
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Add APN (+ Button) Option Missing

So my gf and I both have the Xiaomi Mi A2, her works perfectly, but when I tried to setup mine, I realized I had no data connection. In order to make it work with my provider, I must configure a new ...
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Does Android poll for APN availability?

I am waiting for my carrier to set up private APN for my company. I have already configured my Android device with settings provided by them. Currently packet transmission is not working. Will it work ...
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How to conect USB modem dongle to tablet AOC Breeze

I have a tablet AOC Breeze model MW0712 with Android 4.1.1. I want to connect with USB modem dongle Huawei E303C in order to have internet connection, but with no success results. I try with this ...
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Adding an APN from the commandline [duplicate]

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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Sky Pro-selfie apn settings are greyed out

I need to change my apn setting to enable mobile data and MMS on my Sky Pro-Selfie. apn SETTINGS ARE ALL GREYED OUT FOR BOTH SIM CARDS. My phone has 16GB ROM = 1GB RAm Oreo 8.1.0 AKA Oreo Go Info from ...
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Backup APN upon defined logic

Is there a way to set up a backup APN logic in an Android device? Example - if my main (chosen) APN is rejected from the network side certain amount of times (by the logic defined), the device will ...
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no option to add an APN

I brought a new phone recently (Blackview A60 Pro) and while calls and texts work fine, I can't access the internet. I spoke to my network provider (Talkmobile) who said that I need to add an APN. ...