Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can’t connect to the web or can not send pictures. If so, this is probably due to the APN configured on your Vivo X51. So we made the decision to write this article to resolve this situation. We will initially observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Vivo X51. Finally, we will see in which situations it is necessary to change the APN on the Vivo X51.
What is an APN
The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Vivo X51 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can so prevent your Vivo X51 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.
The right way to configure an APN on your Vivo X51
If you want to set up an APN on your Vivo X51, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and finally Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you should click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You’ll then access a form that you will 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 net and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to do it again two times the procedure on your Vivo X51. Certainly, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.
In which case should you set up an APN on your Vivo X51?
Generally, you do not automatically need to configure an APN on your Vivo X51 as this is usually done automatically. However, there are some circumstances that need the setup of an APN on your Vivo X51. This is for example the case if you bought your used Vivo X51 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This could also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.