It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can not connect to the net or can not send pictures. If that is the case, it’s probably because of the APN configured on your Pocophone M4. So we therefore decided to write this article to solve this problem. We will first see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Pocophone M4. Finally, we will see in what situations you should change the APN on the Pocophone M4.
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 M4 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN may therefore prevent your Pocophone M4 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 configure an APN on your Pocophone M4
If you desire to set up an APN on your Pocophone M4, you will have to navigate to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and lastly 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 will then access a form that you will have to 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 internet and copy it into the form. Almost always, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You must repeat 2 times the operation on your Pocophone M4. In fact, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you set up an APN on your Pocophone M4?
In most cases, you don’t necessarily need to configure an APN on your Pocophone M4 as it’s usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are some circumstances that require the setup of an APN on your Pocophone M4. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Pocophone M4 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 consequently change your SIM card.