How to configure an APN on Blackview BV5200

Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or when you changed operators, you cannot connect to the net or can not send pictures. If so, this is probably due to the APN configured on your Blackview BV5200. So we decided to write this content to resolve this trouble. We will first of all find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Blackview BV5200. Finally, we will see in what situations you have to modify the APN on the Blackview BV5200.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Blackview BV5200 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN can so prevent your Blackview BV5200 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

Tips on how to set up an APN on your Blackview BV5200

When you want to configure an APN on your Blackview BV5200, you must navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and finally Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you have to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You may then access a form that you must fill in with the data of your operator. For example, if you are at Vodafone , you must find the Vodafone APN data on the internet and copy it into the form. Almost always, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to do it again twice the procedure on your Blackview BV5200. In truth, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Blackview BV5200?

In general, you may not automatically need to set up an APN on your Blackview BV5200 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are several circumstances that need the configuration of an APN on your Blackview BV5200. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Blackview BV5200 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This could also be the case if you are traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.