How to configure an APN on Google Pixel 7

It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you changed operators, you can’t connect to the web or can not send MMS. If so, it is probably because of the APN seted up on your Google Pixel 7. So we made the decision to write this content to solve this situation. We will initially observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Google Pixel 7. Finally, we will see in what situations you must modify the APN on the Google Pixel 7.


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 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An improperly configured APN can thus prevent your Google Pixel 7 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 Google Pixel 7

If you wish to configure an APN on your Google Pixel 7, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and then Access Point Names . Once you are there, you must click 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. One example is, 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 very easily findable. You need to do it again two times the operation on your Google Pixel 7. Certainly, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Google Pixel 7?

As a general rule, you may not always need to set up an APN on your Google Pixel 7 as normally, this is done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few cases that require the setup of an APN on your Google Pixel 7. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Google Pixel 7 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.