It may have happened to you when you travel 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 is probably because of the APN seted up on your Sony Xperia 10 IV. So we therefore decided to write this content to resolve this problem. We will 1st find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10 IV. Finally, we will see in which situations you should change the APN on the Sony Xperia 10 IV.
What is an APN
The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Sony Xperia 10 IV to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can nevertheless prevent your Sony Xperia 10 IV 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 Sony Xperia 10 IV
If you want to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10 IV, you will need to go 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 lastly Access Point Names . Once you are there, you need to click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You may then access a form that you will 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. Almost always, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You need to repeat 2 times the process on your Sony Xperia 10 IV. Certainly, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10 IV?
Generally speaking, you will not automatically need to set up an APN on your Sony Xperia 10 IV as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few cases that need the setup of an APN on your Sony Xperia 10 IV. This is for example the case if you bought your used Sony Xperia 10 IV 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.