How to configure an APN on Xiaomi 11

It may have happened to you when you went abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you can’t connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If so, it is probably because of the APN configured on your Xiaomi 11. So we therefore decided to write this article to fix this problem. We will first see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 11. Finally, we will see in which situations you must change the APN on the Xiaomi 11.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN consequently represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Xiaomi 11 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An improperly configured APN can so prevent your Xiaomi 11 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 Xiaomi 11

If you desire to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 11, you 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 have to click the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You may then access a form that you 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 internet and copy it into the form. Most of the time, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You need to do it again two times the operation on your Xiaomi 11. Certainly, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Xiaomi 11?

Typically, you don’t always need to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 11 as this is usually done automatically. However, there are several cases that need the setup of an APN on your Xiaomi 11. This is for example the case if you bought your used Xiaomi 11 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 consequently change your SIM card.