How to configure an APN on Huawei Y6p

Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you can’t connect to the internet or can not send pictures. If that is the case, this is probably due to the APN configured on your Huawei Y6p. So we decided to draft this article to resolve this trouble. We will 1st find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Huawei Y6p. Finally, we will see in which situations you need to change the APN on the Huawei Y6p.


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 Y6p to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can so prevent your Huawei Y6p from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

Tips on how to set up an APN on your Huawei Y6p

If you desire to set up an APN on your Huawei Y6p, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and finally Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you have to click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You may then access a form that you will 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. Normally, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You have to repeat two times the operation on your Huawei Y6p. 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 Y6p?

In general, you may not necessarily need to set up an APN on your Huawei Y6p as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are some circumstances that need the configuration of an APN on your Huawei Y6p. This is for example the case if you bought your used Huawei Y6p and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you are traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.