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It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you can not connect to the net or can not send pictures. If so, this is probably due to the APN seted up on your Sony Xperia 10. So we therefore decided to draft this article to solve this issue. We will initially find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10. Finally, we will see in which situations you should change the APN on the Sony Xperia 10.


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 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can so prevent your Sony Xperia 10 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

Tips on how to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10

If you wish to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10, you will have to navigate 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 then finally Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you need to select the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You will then access a form that you will have 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 need to repeat 2 times the process on your Sony Xperia 10. Certainly, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10?

As a general rule, you may not automatically need to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 10 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are a few cases that need the configuration of an APN on your Sony Xperia 10. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Sony Xperia 10 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 therefore change your SIM card.