How to configure an APN on Blackview BV8800

It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can’t connect to the net or can not send MMS. If that is the case, It’s presumably because of the APN seted up on your Blackview BV8800. So we decided to draft this post to resolve this issue. We will initially discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Blackview BV8800. Finally, we will see in what situations you should change the APN on the Blackview BV8800.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Blackview BV8800 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can so prevent your Blackview BV8800 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

The right way to configure an APN on your Blackview BV8800

If you want to set up an APN on your Blackview BV8800, you need to 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 ultimately Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you need to select the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You’ll then access a form that you need to fill in with the data of your operator. One example is, if you are at Vodafone , you must find the Vodafone APN data on the net and copy it into the form. Normally, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You must repeat two times the process on your Blackview BV8800. In fact, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Blackview BV8800?

In most cases, you do not necessarily need to configure an APN on your Blackview BV8800 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are several situations that need the configuration of an APN on your Blackview BV8800. This is for example the case if you bought your used Blackview BV8800 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.