It may have happened to you when you were traveling abroad, or when you changed carriers, that you could not connect to the Internet or could not send MMS. In this situation, it may not be because of the APN set on your Samsung. Therefore, we have decided to write this article to solve this problem. We will first find out what an APN is. We will find out in a second step how to set up an APN on your Samsung. Finally, we will find out in which situations you need to change an APN on the Samsung.
What is an APN?
APN stands for Access Point Name. Therefore, the APN represents a set of connection data. Therefore, this connection data allows your Samsung to connect to the Internet and receive MMS. Therefore, a misconfigured APN can prevent your Samsung from receiving MMS or connecting to the Internet. Please note that each carrier has its own different APN.
The method to configure an APN on your Samsung
If you want to set up an APN on your Samsung, you will need to go to the Settings menu. When you’re done, go to Network and Internet Then in Mobile Network . You will then need to go to the Advanced settings and to end in Access Point Names . Once you are there, you will have to click on them. three little dots at the top right of the screen and select new APN . Next, you will access a form that you must complete with the information of your operator. For example, in the case of Orange, you will need to search for Orange’s APN data on the Internet and copy it into the form. Normally, the APNs of each operator are easily found. You will need to repeat the process on your Samsung twice. In fact, you need an APN for Internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should I configure an APN on your Samsung?
Normally it is not always necessary to set up an APN on your Samsung as this is usually done automatically. However, there are some situations that require setting up an APN on your Samsung. This is especially true if you bought your used Samsung and the person who sold it to you was from a different carrier than yours. This may also be the case if you travel abroad and change your Samsung SIM card.