How to configure an APN on Samsung Galaxy M13

Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or when you changed operators, you can’t connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If that is the case, it’s probably because of the APN configured on your Samsung Galaxy M13. So we decided to draft this post to solve this trouble. We will first discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M13. Finally, we will see in what situations it is necessary to change the APN on the Samsung Galaxy M13.


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 M13 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can thus prevent your Samsung Galaxy M13 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

Tips on how to set up an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M13

If you desire to configure an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M13, you must go to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You will need to go to Advanced Settings and lastly Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you should select the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will 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 internet and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You have to do it again twice the operation on your Samsung Galaxy M13. 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 M13?

In general, you do not necessarily need to set up an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M13 as normally, this is done automatically. Nevertheless, there are several cases that need the configuration of an APN on your Samsung Galaxy M13. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Samsung Galaxy M13 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.