How to configure an APN on Samsung Galaxy A12

Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you can’t connect to the web or can not send pictures. If so, It’s presumably because of the APN seted up on your Samsung Galaxy A12. So we made the decision to draft this article to solve this problem. We will first observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A12. Finally, we will see in which situations it is necessary to modify the APN on the Samsung Galaxy A12.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Samsung Galaxy A12 to connect to the net and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN may therefore prevent your Samsung Galaxy A12 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A12

If you desire to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A12, you will have to go to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and ultimately Access Point Names . Once you are there, you have to click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You’ll 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 net and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You have to do it again two times the operation on your Samsung Galaxy A12. Certainly, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A12?

Generally speaking, you may not automatically need to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A12 as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few cases that need the configuration of an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A12. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Samsung Galaxy A12 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 therefore change your SIM card.