Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you cannot connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If so, It’s presumably because of the APN configured on your Sony Xperia 5 IV. So we made the decision to write this article to solve this issue. We will first of all observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 5 IV. Finally, we will see in which situations it is necessary to change the APN on the Sony Xperia 5 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 5 IV to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can so prevent your Sony Xperia 5 IV 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 5 IV
If you desire to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 5 IV, you will need to 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 finally Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you have to select 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. Normally, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You have to repeat twice the process on your Sony Xperia 5 IV. Indeed, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 5 IV?
As a general rule, you do not automatically need to configure an APN on your Sony Xperia 5 IV as normally, this is done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few situations that need the setup of an APN on your Sony Xperia 5 IV. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Sony Xperia 5 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’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.