How To Configure APN Settings (for Android)

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If you have an unlocked Android phone and want it to work on a specific carrier, or if you flashed a custom ROM and need to get it fully working on your carrier’s network again (i.e. MMS, internet, etc), configuring your APN settings may just do the trick. In this article, I’ll show you how to add new APN settings and will give you the APN settings for AT&T and T-Mobile:

  • Go to your Android’s main Settings.
  • Under Wireless & Networks, go to “mobile networks.” You many need to hit “more settings” to get to this option.
  • Tap on Access Point Names (that’s what APN stands for).
  • Press menu, and then hit “New APN.”
  • Enter in all the necessary information in each field by tapping on it and then pressing OK to save.
  • After you’ve finished entering all the settings, press menu again and then Save.

Below you’ll find the APN settings for AT&T and T-Mobile. If a field is blank, it means you leave it to “not set.” Note that you may not need to enter all the fields listed below depending on your phone and carrier.

AT&T:

Name: AT&T
APN: wap.cingular
Proxy:
Port:
Username: wap@cingulargprs.com
Password: cingular1
Server:
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Authentication type:
APN Type:

T-Mobile:

Name: T-Mobile US
APN: epc.tmobile.com
Proxy: 216.165.155.050
Port: 8080
Username:
Password:
Server:
MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: 216.165.155.050
MMS Port: 8080
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication type:
APN Type:

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9 Comments

  1. Hello Jasmine,

    Thank you for posting this. With this info I was able fix a problem that was occuring with android data connection.

    Can you provide more information on exaclty how the APN PROXY and PORT settings are used by the device, or can you point me to a source for more info on this? I have been searching up and down with not much luck.

    Thanks again and I look forward to reading more of your work.

    JD

  2. Melvin Locke on

    I watched your YouTube video on how to configure the APN settings for a Android phone. Also viewed the T-Mobile Settings. I am trying to “activate” the phone app on a Neptune Pine smart watch that is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. First I entered Settings to Wireless & Networks then More Settings then Mobile Networks . From here the Access Point Names is not highlighted and I can not get into the menu to make selections for Port numbers. Where do I go now? Something is obviously not right and I need some assistance.

    Melvin Locke

  3. I was having trouble sending MMS on my Android. I didn’t watch your video, but simply followed your instructions to reset the APN. THIS WORKED BEAUTIFULLY. Thank you very much.

  4. I need help I am with Consumer Cellular who has me on AT&T APN I have a phone that is a Windows Phone lumina 521 it works great with the T mobile carrier. I switched it over to Consumer Cellular and now I can talk and text but I can’t get on the internet or send pictures on the messages I think that something wrong with the way they did the APN the guy just told me to contact windows. I was able to send them a email but I haven’t had a return I’m sure there’s an easy fix for this but I don’t know what it is I’m not a computer savvy person. Please help.

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