It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can not connect to the web or can not send pictures. If that is the case, this is probably due to the APN seted up on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2. So we therefore decided to draft this post to solve this situation. We will initially see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2. Finally, we will see in which situations you have to change the APN on the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2.
What is an APN
The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 to connect to the net and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can thus prevent your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.
The right way to configure an APN on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2
When you want to set up an APN on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2, you need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and lastly Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you have to 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 internet and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You need to repeat two times the operation on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2. Indeed, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you set up an APN on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2?
As a general rule, you do not automatically need to configure an APN on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are a few cases that require the configuration of an APN on your HUAWEI Mate Xs 2. This is for example the case if you bought your used HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This can also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.