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It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can not connect to the net or can not send MMS. If that is the case, It’s presumably because of the APN configured on your Vivo Y3. So we therefore decided to write this article to fix this problem. We will 1st see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Vivo Y3. Finally, we will see in which situations you have to change the APN on the Vivo Y3.


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 Y3 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN can nevertheless prevent your Vivo Y3 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 configure an APN on your Vivo Y3

If you’d like to configure an APN on your Vivo Y3, you will need to go 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 then finally Access Point Names . When you are there, you must select the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You’ll 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 net and copy it into the form. Normally, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You have to repeat two times the procedure on your Vivo Y3. In truth, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Vivo Y3?

In most cases, you do not always need to configure an APN on your Vivo Y3 as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few situations that need the setup of an APN on your Vivo Y3. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Vivo Y3 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This could also be the case if you are traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.