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It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you cannot connect to the web or can not send MMS. If that is the case, it’s probably because of the APN configured on your HOMTOM S7. So we decided to write this article to resolve this issue. We will 1st find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your HOMTOM S7. Finally, we will see in what situations you need to change the APN on the HOMTOM S7.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your HOMTOM S7 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can thus prevent your HOMTOM S7 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How to set up an APN on your HOMTOM S7

If you wish to set up an APN on your HOMTOM S7, you need to navigate to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and finally Access Point Names . When you are there, you should click the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You’ll then access a form that you 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 internet and copy it into the form. Normally, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to do it again 2 times the operation on your HOMTOM S7. In truth, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your HOMTOM S7?

Generally, you will not automatically need to set up an APN on your HOMTOM S7 as it’s usually done automatically. However, there are some situations that need the configuration of an APN on your HOMTOM S7. This is for example the case if you bought your used HOMTOM S7 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This could also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.