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How to configure an APN on Asus ZenFone 3



How to configure an APN on Asus ZenFone 3


It may have happened to you when you were traveling abroad, or when you changed operators, that you could not connect to the Internet or could not send MMS. If this is the case, it is probably due to the APN configured on your Asus ZenFone 3. So we decided to write this post to solve this problem. First we will see what an APN is. Secondly, we will see how to configure an APN on your Asus ZenFone 3. Next, we will find out in which situations it is necessary to change an APN on the Asus ZenFone 3.

What is an APN?

APN stands for Access Point Name. Therefore, the APN represents a set of connection data. Therefore, this connection data allows your Asus ZenFone 3 to connect to the Internet and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can prevent your Asus ZenFone 3 from receiving MMS or connecting to the Internet. It is important to know that each operator has its own different APN.

How to set up an APN on your Asus ZenFone 3

To set up an APN on your Asus ZenFone 3, go to the Settings menu. When you’re there, come in Network and Internet Then in Mobile Network . You will then need to go to the Advanced settings and then in Access Point Names . When you are there, you need to click on the three little dots at the top right of the screen and select new APN . Next, you will access a form that you must complete with the information of your operator. For example, if you are from Orange, you need to search for the Orange APN data on the Internet and copy it into the form. Normally, the APNs of each operator are found quickly. It is necessary to repeat the operation twice on your Asus ZenFone 3. And yes, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should I configure an APN on your Asus ZenFone 3?

Normally there is no need to set up an APN on your Asus ZenFone 3 as this is usually done automatically. However, there are some cases that require you to set up an APN on your Asus ZenFone 3. This is the case, for example, if you bought your used Asus ZenFone 3 and the person who sold it was from a different carrier than yours. This can also be the case if you travel abroad and change the SIM card of the Asus ZenFone 3.