How to Change APN Settings on Android & iOS Phones

APN settings of Android, iPhone & iPad is a simple task that can be done within a blink of an eye.

What is APN? APN(Access Point Name) is the network or carrier your phone accesses for data.

On a normal day, you don’t have to touch the APN setting because it’s usually automatically configured on Android and iOS but if it happens that you are having problem with your network or you want to edit the APN settings of your device.

Here is a quick tips to change the APN settings on your Android, iPhone, or iPad:

How To Change Android Apn Settings

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll to “Wireless & Network” ( It depends, it might be located in a different place in your own device )
  3. Then select “Mobile Networks”
  4. Now click on the “Access Point Names”
  5. Change whatever you want to change there and click on “Done” to save.

How to Change APN Settings on Android & iOS Phones

How To Change iPhone Apn Settings

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll to General > Network > Cellular Data Network.

How To Change iPad Apn Settings

  1. Go to Settings > Cellular Data > APN Settings

Note ;

* If your carrier does not allow you to change APN settings on your Android,  iPhone or iPad, you can try Unlockit, to use this type on your device browser and follow the instructions.

* Be careful when editing the APN settings because Changing the APN settings of your device can mess up your data connectivity !

* You can use the “Reset Settings” to revert back to the default APN settings if anything goes wrong.


  1. Hi Dawatech,

    Well explained article with pictures. 🙂

    We also deals with APN settings for various network carriers in US and we have found that most people are facing issue to update the apn settings from there android devices. This article would be really helpful for them.