The Access Point Name (APN) is a part of the Android operating system. The APN is a feature designated for the advanced users only. What is APN?
To put it in simple words, without the APN, you wouldn’t be able to connect to the internet. What the APN does is to connect your smartphone to the internet via its data. APN accesses the internet through the address that the Android device has.
The APN is usually set up by the mobile phone operator; however, in some cases, the users may have to set it up manually. It could also start working after you take out your SIM card and insert it back in your phone, but if that does not work:
How to set up your APN manually on your Android smartphone
Here are all the steps you need to follow:
- Go to Phone’s Settings.
- Select Wireless and Network.
- Under the Wireless and Networks category, tap on Mobile Networks.
- Scroll down and select the ‘Access Point Name or APN’ option.
- Next, tap on the three-dot menu that is at the upper right corner of the screen.
- Now, click on the ‘New APN’ option.
You can also find the APN settings in the SIM card; however, if you are not sure about them, just call the telecom operator to assist you with all the information you will need. The telecom operator will provide you with the data from your SIM card that you need to set up the APN.
After you are done with inserting all the details on your SIM card from the operator, save it by clicking on the ‘Save’ option, which is at the upper right corner of the screen. And voila! You are now done setting up your APN (Access Point Name) manually on your Android device.