Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you cannot connect to the web or can not send MMS. If so, this is probably due to the APN seted up on your Pocophone F4. So we therefore decided to draft this article to fix this trouble. We will initially find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Pocophone F4. Finally, we will see in what situations you have to change the APN on the Pocophone F4.
What is an APN
The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Pocophone F4 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can nevertheless prevent your Pocophone F4 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.
How you can configure an APN on your Pocophone F4
If you’d like to configure an APN on your Pocophone F4, you must go to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and lastly Access Point Names . Once you are there, you must click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You may 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. Most of the time, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You have to repeat two times the procedure on your Pocophone F4. In fact, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you configure an APN on your Pocophone F4?
Typically, you don’t necessarily need to configure an APN on your Pocophone F4 as it’s usually done automatically. However, there are a few situations that need the configuration of an APN on your Pocophone F4. This is for example the case if you bought your used Pocophone F4 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.