Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can not connect to the net or can not send MMS. If that is the case, it is probably because of the APN configured on your Samsung Galaxy M12. So we made the decision to write this content to solve this situation. We will first observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M12. Finally, we will see in what situations you must change the APN on the Samsung Galaxy M12.
What is an APN
The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Samsung Galaxy M12 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can so prevent your Samsung Galaxy M12 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 Samsung Galaxy M12
If you’d like to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M12, you need to go to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and then finally Access Point Names . When you are there, you have to select the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You’ll then access a form that you 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 internet and copy it into the form. Normally, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to repeat twice the process on your Samsung Galaxy M12. In fact, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M12?
Generally, you will not necessarily need to set up an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M12 as it’s usually done automatically. However, there are a few cases that require the configuration of an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M12. This is for example the case if you bought your used Samsung Galaxy M12 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This can also be the case if you are traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.