How to configure an APN on Vivo Y55

It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you cannot connect to the internet or can not send pictures. If that is the case, it’s probably because of the APN seted up on your Vivo Y55. So we therefore decided to draft this post to solve this problem. We will first find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Vivo Y55. Finally, we will see in which situations you need to modify the APN on the Vivo Y55.


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 Y55 to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN can so prevent your Vivo Y55 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 Y55

If you’d like to configure an APN on your Vivo Y55, you will have to go to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You will need to navigate to Advanced Settings and ultimately Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you need to click on 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. One example is, 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 quickly findable. You have to repeat twice the operation on your Vivo Y55. Certainly, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Vivo Y55?

Generally speaking, you may not always need to configure an APN on your Vivo Y55 as normally, this is done automatically. Nevertheless, there are some circumstances that require the setup of an APN on your Vivo Y55. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Vivo Y55 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you are traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.