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Saturday, 17 November 2012

How to setup the right APN on the Nexus 4.

For many individuals, buying the Nexus 4 will likely be their first time stepping into several different arenas. First GSM device, 1st unlocked device, first time utilizing a prepaid carrier. Once everything is setup there's not a lot of difference in using a good unlocked GSM phone, but unfortunately it isn't really always 100 percent frictionless. On the list of only things that the user is likely to have to change on their particular devices when putting a SIM in is the APN (Access Point Name) options.

Each carrier has distinct APN settings that let the phone operate on the system. It works in conjunction while using the SIM to get you setup and registered on the network for full-speed data and also texts and MMS. We're going to provide you with a quick run-down of the most popular U. S. carrier's APN settings and how to set them high on the Nexus 4. Join us following the break.
Choosing the right APN

If you plan on using your recently unwrapped Nexus 4 on either AT&T or T-Mobile postpaid companies, you won't need any added configuration. The devices come out from the box with the carrier's proper APN settings preloaded inside the software. That's a good thing, because you shouldn't have to help fiddle with APN settings to utilize your phone right out from the box.

Our resident Brit, Alex Dobie, also explained that every unlocked phone that's find his desk (that's many phones) has had the right APNs loaded or available without special configuration -- even for your more obscure carriers out generally there. Maybe it's just lucky, or it could be he lives in a continent of civilized those that like network interoperability, who appreciates. What we do know is that while using the Nexus 4 (or any additional unlocked device, for that matter) on a Prepaid carrier here in the states takes just a touch much more work.

We've gone to the main Prepaid carrier's support pages in addition to found the APN settings which have been suggested by the carrier. Setting up your device with your APNs should get you working without any major troubles. Fill out everything exactly as you see on the chart below, leaving blank everything either not listed or grayed out and about here:

Unfortunately, there's really no golden APN that works perfectly for you personally on every carrier. For the obscure fringe cases, we suggest you have a look in our Nexus 4 forums to see what other users can report for ones area and carrier.
Creating in addition to editing APNs

Although adding and editing APNs isn't probably the most transparent thing ever, it's pretty darn close. Open up the settings menu of your respective device, head to "More... " and "Mobile networks. " You can be greeted with an "Access Level Names" menu, tap that to purchase the fun part.

You'll likely see some sort of default APN loaded when you insert the SIM card in your device. As we reviewed above, this may or may not (likely the latter) give the phone completely working cellular characteristics. Hit the overflow menu button down at the bottom right corner of your tv screen and tap "New APN". Once in this view, you can take a short look at the chart above (or another APN listing you've found) and go down the list entering the appropriate values. Again, anything missing or grayed out inside the chart above can be left blank with no adverse effect.

Once you're carried out creating that APN, tap which overflow menu button again in addition to hit "Save". You can now tap the radio button next to the fresh APN to activate it, and then continue on to help delete the preloaded non-working APN if you have one. Reboot your phone and you should now have working data, texts as well as other cellular functions -- assuming which the APN was created properly.


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