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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 internet or can not send pictures. If that is the case, this is probably due to the APN seted up on your Huawei Nova 5z. So we made the decision to draft this post to resolve this situation. We will initially discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 5z. Finally, we will see in which situations you must change the APN on the Huawei Nova 5z.


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 Nova 5z to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can nevertheless prevent your Huawei Nova 5z from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

The right way to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 5z

If you want to set up an APN on your Huawei Nova 5z, you must 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 then Access Point Names . When you are there, you need to click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You’ll then access a form that you must 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 net and copy it into the form. Normally, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to repeat twice the operation on your Huawei Nova 5z. Certainly, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Huawei Nova 5z?

Generally, you do not necessarily need to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 5z as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are several situations that need the configuration of an APN on your Huawei Nova 5z. This is for example the case if you bought your used Huawei Nova 5z 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.