How to configure an APN on Vivo X80

Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can not connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If that is the case, it is probably because of the APN seted up on your Vivo X80. So we made the decision to draft this post to solve this problem. We will first discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Vivo X80. Finally, we will see in what situations it is necessary to modify the APN on the Vivo X80.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Vivo X80 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can so prevent your Vivo X80 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

The right way to set up an APN on your Vivo X80

If you want to configure an APN on your Vivo X80, you will have to navigate to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and lastly Access Point Names . When you are there, you have to select the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You’ll then access a form that you will have 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. Most of the time, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to do it again 2 times the process on your Vivo X80. Indeed, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Vivo X80?

Generally, you do not always need to set up an APN on your Vivo X80 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are several situations that require the setup of an APN on your Vivo X80. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Vivo X80 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 consequently change your SIM card.