It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you changed operators, you cannot connect to the net or can not send pictures. If so, It’s presumably because of the APN configured on your Google Pixel 7 Pro. So we therefore decided to draft this post to solve this problem. We will initially see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Google Pixel 7 Pro. Finally, we will see in which situations you need to modify the APN on the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
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 7 Pro to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can nevertheless prevent your Google Pixel 7 Pro from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.
How you can set up an APN on your Google Pixel 7 Pro
If you wish to set up an APN on your Google Pixel 7 Pro, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and finally Access Point Names . Once you are there, you have to select the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will then access a form that you will need to fill in with the data of your operator. For example, if you are at Vodafone , you must find the Vodafone APN data on the net and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You need to do it again twice the procedure on your Google Pixel 7 Pro. Certainly, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you set up an APN on your Google Pixel 7 Pro?
As a general rule, you do not automatically need to set up an APN on your Google Pixel 7 Pro as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are a few circumstances that require the setup of an APN on your Google Pixel 7 Pro. This is for example the case if you bought your used Google Pixel 7 Pro and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This can also be the case if you are traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.