It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you changed operators, you can not connect to the web or can not send MMS. If that is the case, it is probably because of the APN configured on your Google Pixel 6a. So we made the decision to write this content to resolve this issue. We will 1st see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Google Pixel 6a. Finally, we will see in what situations you must change the APN on the Google Pixel 6a.
What is an APN
The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Google Pixel 6a to connect to the net and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN can so prevent your Google Pixel 6a from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.
Tips on how to configure an APN on your Google Pixel 6a
When you want to set up an APN on your Google Pixel 6a, you must navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You will need to go to Advanced Settings and then Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you should select the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will 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. Normally, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You must do it again twice the procedure on your Google Pixel 6a. Indeed, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you set up an APN on your Google Pixel 6a?
Generally speaking, you don’t always need to configure an APN on your Google Pixel 6a as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few circumstances that need the configuration of an APN on your Google Pixel 6a. This is for example the case if you bought your used Google Pixel 6a 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 therefore change your SIM card.