How to configure an APN on Xiaomi 12X

It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or if you’ve changed operators, you cannot connect to the internet or can not send MMS. If so, It’s presumably because of the APN seted up on your Xiaomi 12X. So we made the decision to write this content to fix this problem. We will 1st see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12X. Finally, we will see in which situations you should change the APN on the Xiaomi 12X.


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

The right way to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12X

If you wish to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12X, you need to navigate to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You’ll have to go to Advanced Settings and finally Access Point Names . When you are there, you must select the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You’ll 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 net and copy it into the form. Almost always, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You must do it again 2 times the operation on your Xiaomi 12X. In fact, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

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

As a general rule, you may not automatically need to configure an APN on your Xiaomi 12X as normally, this is done automatically. However, there are some situations that need the configuration of an APN on your Xiaomi 12X. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Xiaomi 12X and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This can also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.