How to configure an APN on Xiaomi 12T

Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you changed operators, you can not connect to the web or can not send MMS. If so, It’s likely because of the APN seted up on your Xiaomi 12T. So we made the decision to draft this post to solve this issue. We will first discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12T. Finally, we will see in what situations you should modify the APN on the Xiaomi 12T.


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 12T to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can so prevent your Xiaomi 12T from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How to set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12T

If you wish to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12T, you will have to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and then finally Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you have to select the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You may 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 net and copy it into the form. Normally, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You need to repeat two times the process on your Xiaomi 12T. In fact, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

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

Typically, you may not always need to set up an APN on your Xiaomi 12T as normally, this is done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few circumstances that need the configuration of an APN on your Xiaomi 12T. This is for example the case if you bought your used Xiaomi 12T and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and consequently change your SIM card.