How to configure an APN on Vivo Y16

It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you changed operators, you cannot connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If so, it is probably because of the APN seted up on your Vivo Y16. So we therefore decided to draft this article to fix this situation. We will first see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Vivo Y16. Finally, we will see in which situations you need to change the APN on the Vivo Y16.


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 Y16 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN may therefore prevent your Vivo Y16 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

Tips on how to configure an APN on your Vivo Y16

If you want to configure an APN on your Vivo Y16, you need to go to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and then Access Point Names . When you are there, you should click the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You may then access a form that you 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 net 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 operation on your Vivo Y16. Certainly, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Vivo Y16?

Typically, you will not always need to configure an APN on your Vivo Y16 as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are some situations that need the setup of an APN on your Vivo Y16. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Vivo Y16 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.