How to configure an APN on Xiaomi 12-pro

Maybe it happened to you when you travel 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 likely because of the APN configured on your Xiaomi 12-pro. So we made the decision to draft this post to solve this situation. We will 1st discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12-pro. Finally, we will see in what situations you have to change the APN on the Xiaomi 12-pro.


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 12-pro to connect to the net and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can thus prevent your Xiaomi 12-pro from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

The right way to set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12-pro

If you want to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12-pro, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and lastly Access Point Names . Once you are there, you should click the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will 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 internet and copy it into the form. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You need to repeat twice the operation on your Xiaomi 12-pro. In fact, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12-pro?

In general, you don’t automatically need to set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12-pro as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are some circumstances that require the setup of an APN on your Xiaomi 12-pro. This is for example the case if you bought your used Xiaomi 12-pro 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.