How to configure an APN on Xiaomi 12

Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you changed operators, you can not connect to the net or can not send MMS. If so, it’s probably because of the APN configured on your Xiaomi 12. So we decided to write this content to fix this issue. We will 1st find out what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12. Finally, we will see in which situations you should change the APN on the Xiaomi 12.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Xiaomi 12 to connect to the net and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can thus prevent your Xiaomi 12 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 set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12

If you wish to set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12, you must 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 ultimately Access Point Names . Once you are there, you must click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You may then access a form that you must 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. As a general rule, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You must repeat 2 times the procedure on your Xiaomi 12. In truth, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12?

Generally speaking, you may not always need to set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12 as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are several cases that need the setup of an APN on your Xiaomi 12. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Xiaomi 12 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 therefore change your SIM card.