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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  • Anwar

    I tried your APN settings on my cell phone which is Samsung SII. I recently changed from T-Mobile to AT&T. It is unlocked and calls can be received and able to make.
    After many attempts, I still cannot get access to the internet. The error message directs me to “Mobile Networks”. When all settings are inserted, I don’t get a circle with a green dot like yours under APNs listing, only the name which I entered earlier. Any suggestions what I could be doing wrong?
    Many thanks.
    Anwar

    • http://www.ohguideme.com/ Imran Aftab

      same here!!

  • Krishna

    Hello, I bought an unlocked Adroid 4.0.6 Dual SIM phone from China, and cannot connect using my T-Mobile USA SIM Card.
    Funny thing is, I travelled to Europe with same phone and same SIM Card.. and can connect successfully to OPTIMUS in Portugal and T-Mo in Germany. Amy idea what could be going wrong for T-Mo USA ?
    Thanks.

    • Roy

      I did the same thing and have the same problem! Did you find a fix for it? Please let me know. Thanks, Roy

    • http://www.facebook.com/melli.manchester Melissa Manchester

      My son jus got a phone fron china and havin same problem. whats the Fix?

  • alex

    I inserted the APN but it says 2G? DO you know why did this happen? thanks

  • James Christopher

    I try to redo the codes for the samsung galaxy s III swith was a t-mobile phone and unlocked the codes did not work for the internet please help 3145631181

  • Nadim

    Works to connect to internet on an unlocked Samsung note 2 phone – international version (bought from Amazon).
    on T-Mobile.

    Yet it connects to edge , not 4G.

  • thelordofgold

    thank you man, it helped alot

  • Ron

    Codes given for T-mobile are not what the codes are in a Samsung Galaxy S III from T_mobile. Nothing is set except APN : epc.tmobile.com, MMSC as shown above, MCC 310, MNC 210, APN tpe:default,mms,supl, APN protocol IPv4, APN enabled. All other fields are not set.

  • jasmine

    when i go to apn settings the screen is blank and even when i go to menu it only has the option of reset to default. please help. i have a verison samasung note 2.

    • crewcabmafia

      You need to insert new carrier sim card first. Then you have option of adding new APN info.

  • brandon

    when i try and do it on my unlocked samsung galaxy s android i go under the apn it says t-mobile us 310 260 i click on it to edit it and has a long list of stuff but doesnt let me access anything what do you think i should do?

    • crewcabmafia

      You need to insert new carrier some card first. Then you have option of adding new APN info.

      • crewcabmafia

        *sim card

  • RS

    Sir,
    you are my hero!
    Thank You

  • http://www.facebook.com/moiz.mariod Moiz Mariod

    you are awsome

  • Julia Johnson

    I am having the same problem as everyone else got a phone from china I9377 running Android 4.1.1 and I can’t connect to the internet I have tried various settings and still no connection I am using Tmobile I have a sims card in the the slot I have dual slots. Please help me someone…. inbox to jewls3@hotmail.com

    • box

      try to turn on the data roaming. it should work after that

  • Akem

    After my phone was unlocked by Sprint, I don’t have the APN setting anymore. Can you please tell me how to get it back.

  • Jimmy

    worked perfect thank you friend

    • dextv

      worked great on my htc one s… many thanks

  • box

    remember to always turn the DATA ROAMING ON when using unlocked devices.

  • Agirlnamedhope

    My phone can make and receive calls and I configured APN settings, and data roaming is on…still no internet :( help!!

  • Ron

    I’ve bought
    an unlocked Samsung S4 in Canada and I´m using it in Europe (Portugal). It connects
    to my cellular operator but it struggles with the network coverage even when I select
    “GSM only”. It only works OK when I´m outside and near the cell network.
    Indoors I almost don´t get coverage, but the local phones get full signal. Is there
    anything I can do?