How to configure an APN on Xiaomi Poco M5

Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or when you have changed operators, you can’t connect to the net or can not send MMS. If so, it is probably because of the APN configured on your Xiaomi Poco M5. So we therefore decided to write this article 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 Poco M5. Finally, we will see in which situations it is necessary to change the APN on the Xiaomi Poco M5.


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 Poco M5 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An improperly configured APN can thus prevent your Xiaomi Poco M5 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You need to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How you can configure an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5

If you wish to set up an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5, you must go 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 then Access Point Names . Once you are there, you need to click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You’ll 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 very easily findable. You must repeat twice the operation on your Xiaomi Poco M5. In fact, you will need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5?

Generally, you will not necessarily need to configure an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5 as this is usually done automatically. However, there are a few situations that require the setup of an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5. This is for example the case if you purchased your used Xiaomi Poco M5 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you are traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.