How to configure an APN on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

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’s presumably because of the APN seted up on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. So we made the decision to draft this article to fix this issue. We will first observe what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. Finally, we will see in which situations you need to modify the APN on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite.


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 Mi 11 Lite to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN may therefore prevent your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You should know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How you can set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

If you desire to set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, you will have to go 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 then Access Point Names . Once you’re there, you must click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will 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. Almost always, the APN of each operator are very easily findable. You need to repeat 2 times the process on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. In truth, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite?

In most cases, you may not automatically need to set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite as it’s usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are several situations that need the configuration of an APN on your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 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 therefore change your SIM card.