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It may have happened to you when you travel abroad, or when you have changed operators, you cannot connect to the net or can not send MMS. If so, It’s presumably because of the APN configured on your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. So we decided to draft this article to solve 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 Mi Mix Alpha. Finally, we will see in which situations it is necessary to change the APN on the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha.


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 Mix Alpha to connect to the internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly seted up APN can so prevent your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 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 Mi Mix Alpha

If you wish to set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, you will need to go to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and then Access Point Names . Once you are there, you must click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and choose New APN . You will then access a form that you will 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 very easily findable. You must repeat two times the process on your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. Indeed, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha?

In most cases, you will not automatically need to set up an APN on your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha as this is usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few situations that need the setup of an APN on your Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. This is for example the case if you bought your used Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This can also be the case if you are traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.