How to configure an APN on Huawei Nova 8i

It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you cannot connect to the web or can not send pictures. If that is the case, it’s probably because of the APN configured on your Huawei Nova 8i. So we decided to draft this post to resolve this problem. We will 1st see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 8i. Finally, we will see in what situations it is necessary to change the APN on the Huawei Nova 8i.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Huawei Nova 8i to connect to the net and receive MMS. An improperly configured APN can nevertheless prevent your Huawei Nova 8i from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

Tips on how to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 8i

If you wish to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 8i, you will have 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 finally Access Point Names . Once you are there, you should click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will then access a form that you will have 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. Almost always, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You must repeat 2 times the procedure on your Huawei Nova 8i. Indeed, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 8i?

Generally, you may not always need to configure an APN on your Huawei Nova 8i as it’s usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are several situations that need the setup of an APN on your Huawei Nova 8i. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Huawei Nova 8i 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 consequently change your SIM card.