Incase you don’t know what an access point is,According to Wikipedia Access Point Name(APN) is the name of a gateway between a GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network, frequently the public Internet.
A mobile device making a data connection must be configured with an APN to present to the carrier. The carrier will then examine this identifier to determine what type of network connection should be created.
More specifically, the APN identifies the packet data network(PDN) that a mobile data user wants to communicate with. In addition to identifying a PDN, an APN may also be used to define the type of service, (e.g. connection to wireless application protocol(WAP) server.
So an apn settings is very important when setting up your internet connection on your device.
Access Point settings for most of the operators are pre-load on the Lumia phones, there can be situations when you need to change the Access Point, it may be because you’re inserting a new SIM or the pre-installed settings aren’t working for you. Here’s a quick guide to help you set-up the Internet Access Point.
Windows Phone devices, unlike the older Nokia Symbian and S40 phones can’t be configured automatically, so you need to manually enter the Access Point settings and then activate the Access Point.
How to Set up Access Point on Nokia Lumia
Keep your Access Point details ready before you start below. If you don’t have them handy, you can your call up your operator customer care line to ask for the details such as – Access Point Name, Username/Passwords, Proxy Port, Proxy/ip Address besides others.
1.From your start screen, swipe right to reach the list of apps.
2.Tap on Settings and scroll down and tap on Access Point.
3.To create a new Access Point, tap on Add towards the left of the screen.
4.Now on the Settings page, enter the details as provided by your operator.
Connection name : you can use anything as long as you can remember what is the Access Point for.
Access Point Name : Specific to each service provider/operator and sometimes different plans require different APNs.
Username/Password : most of the operators leave this section blank.
Proxy Port and Address : this is also provided your operator if needed
5.Incase you want to set up MMS as well, you can enter the details when you scroll below.
Note : MMS details will be provided by your operator.
6. After adding the details, Tap on the Tick towards the bottom middle of your screen. If there’s no generic mistake, the phone will save the APN.
7.Once you are done, go back to the Access Points creen. Just long tap on the newly created Access Point to Enable, Edit or Delete it.
Then , Start browsing the internet and download anything downloadable on your phone .
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