Maybe it happened to you when you travel abroad, or if you’ve 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 Poco M5S. So we therefore decided to draft this article to resolve this issue. We will 1st see what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5S. Finally, we will see in what situations you should change the APN on the Xiaomi Poco M5S.
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 M5S to connect to the web and receive MMS. An improperly seted up APN can thus prevent your Xiaomi Poco M5S 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 M5S
If you desire to set up an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5S, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. When you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You will need to navigate to Advanced Settings and then finally Access Point Names . When you are there, you should 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. For example, if you are at Vodafone , you must find the Vodafone APN data on the net and copy it into the form. Most of the time, the APN of each operator are quickly findable. You must repeat two times the operation on your Xiaomi Poco M5S. Certainly, 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 M5S?
In most cases, you may not always need to configure an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5S as it’s usually done automatically. Nevertheless, there are a few situations that need the configuration of an APN on your Xiaomi Poco M5S. This is for example the case if you bought your used Xiaomi Poco M5S and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This could also be the case if you are traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.