How to configure an APN on Sony Xperia 1 IV

It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can not connect to the web or can not send pictures. If that is the case, It’s presumably because of the APN configured on your Sony Xperia 1 IV. So we made the decision to draft this post to solve this trouble. We will initially observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 1 IV. Finally, we will see in which situations you need to modify the APN on the Sony Xperia 1 IV.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Sony Xperia 1 IV to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can nevertheless prevent your Sony Xperia 1 IV from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

The right way to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 1 IV

If you’d like to set up an APN on your Sony Xperia 1 IV, you need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You will need to navigate to Advanced Settings and then Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you must click on 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. Most of the time, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You must repeat 2 times the operation on your Sony Xperia 1 IV. Indeed, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Sony Xperia 1 IV?

Typically, you may not always need to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 1 IV as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are some circumstances that require the configuration of an APN on your Sony Xperia 1 IV. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Sony Xperia 1 IV 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.