It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or when you changed operators, you cannot connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If so, this is probably due to the APN configured on your Samsung Galaxy A13. So we made the decision to write this content to fix this issue. We will first discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A13. Finally, we will see in what situations you must change the APN on the Samsung Galaxy A13.
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 A13 to connect to the net and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN can nevertheless prevent your Samsung Galaxy A13 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.
The right way to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A13
If you’d like to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A13, you need to navigate 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 then Access Point Names . Once you are there, you have to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You will then access a form that you need 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. Normally, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You must repeat 2 times the procedure on your Samsung Galaxy A13. Indeed, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A13?
As a general rule, you may not always need to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A13 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are a few circumstances that need the configuration of an APN on your Samsung Galaxy A13. This is for example the case if you bought your used Samsung Galaxy A13 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 therefore change your SIM card.