How to configure an APN on Honor X8

It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you cannot connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If that is the case, this is probably due to the APN seted up on your Honor X8. So we therefore decided to write this article to fix this problem. We will initially discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Honor X8. Finally, we will see in which situations you should modify the APN on the Honor X8.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Honor X8 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can thus prevent your Honor X8 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How you can set up an APN on your Honor X8

If you’d like to configure an APN on your Honor X8, you need to go to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You will need to go to Advanced Settings and lastly Access Point Names . When you are there, you should click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You may 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 net and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You have to do it again two times the process on your Honor X8. Indeed, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Honor X8?

Typically, you do not automatically need to set up an APN on your Honor X8 as normally, this is done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few circumstances that require the setup of an APN on your Honor X8. This is for example the case if you bought your used Honor X8 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This could also be the case if you are traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.