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APN Settings in IOS6

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elimosh2 Calculating status...
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Oct 10, 2012 7:27 AM

Hello

 

I have a sim card that requires an APN settings but in IOS6 there is no longer an option for APN settings. why is it? is IOS6 supose to recoganise any sim card wothout APN settings?

iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • Christian A. Burkert Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to elimosh2)

    Hi there,

     

    this is not related to the version of iOS installed. Whether or not the cellular data settings are visible is determined by the carrier. If these settings are no longer / not visible, the corresponding parameters are automatically set by the carrier.

     

    If there is a malfunction with Internet access, try resetting the network settings under "Settings; General; Reset; Reset Network Settings" and restart your iPhone afterwards.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Chris

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,280 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to elimosh2)
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    Oct 10, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to elimosh2)
  • Christian A. Burkert Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to elimosh2)

    Hi there,

     

    that is good question. I don't know how to edit settings that are not visible, but I have just checked again to be sure, the cellular data settings page does exist in iOS 6 as well.

     

    I have two iPhone 4S here  with pospaid german SIM cards, the first from Vodafone, the other one from T-Mobile. With Vodafone those settings are visible, with T-Mobile they are not.

     

    You could try to reset network settings, under "Einstellungen; Allgemein; Zurücksetzen; Netzwerkeinstellungen" and restart your iPhone afterwards. Maybe then this menu page will turn visible.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Chris

  • Kavan Sidhu Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to Christian A. Burkert)

    I ahve at&t prepaid and paid for the 1gb of data.  Not working on prepaid as you are not allowed.  Unlockit .co.nz is great.  But I ihave to have data or wifi to change the setting even with the apn app they install.  So not good if like I goto costco as they have no data.  And there is no way to enter the apn setting or change it to cingular.wap.  So I tried out tmobile and just got the 10 dollar card to test it out.  It has a apn setting.  So I finally figured it out.  Same as in the abvlove link.  But after swapping sims back to be at&t got to be quick Cellular Data Network is still there but only for 2 seconds.  Change it and then afterwards it disappears so you can't change back.  But once its changed you don't need it anymore and you're on.  And no data needed in the first place too get the change.  Totally works.

     

    http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/

     

    1. Close all opened apps

    2. Place T-Mobile sim in iPhone

    3. Open Settings, General, Cellular, Data Network

    4. When Data Network Appears ( the screen will move back to Cellular)

    5. Swap T-Mobile Sim to Straight Talk Sim

    6. Wait for the “NO SIM” splash to disappear

    7. Press Cellular again and Data Network should still be there.

    8. Go to Settings and make sure the information below is entered.

  • gooober Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to wjosten)

    @wjosten Not helpful. The configuration utility does not have all of the necessary settings for configuring APN and MMS proxy settings.

  • jedwoolley Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to elimosh2)

    With my recently unlocked AT&A iphone 4.  I did a backup and then a restore through iTunes.  I now have all the APN settings available under General > Cellular > Cellular Data Network.  I'm also running iOS 6.0.1.

     

    I had to do General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

     

    To unlock my phone I contacted AT&T and they authorized the unlock.

  • ampm_25 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to gooober)

    My sister has a iPhone 3GS that uses Straight Talk, she was able to do voice and text with no problem, but not able to do data.

     

     

    I found the needed information on Straight Talk's website: http://www.straighttalksim.com/support.php - look under the FAQ section

     

     

    Essentially, you need to add a new APN profile via Wi-Fi with Straight Talk's settings that can be found at  iapnupdate.straighttalk.com

     

    @gooober, You could also use iPhone Configuration Utility to enter your APN settings yourself by creating a new configuration profile, but too much work - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4839.  I think this is what wjosten was saying.

     

    HTH,

     

    Arras

  • evo4mm Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to elimosh2)

    ok

    what company ur trien to use on ur phone

  • jts_2002 Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to elimosh2)

    To modify the APN settings there are two steps:

     

    1) Settings > Carrier > Automatic (turn off)

        wait for list of carriers to appear then select appropriate carrier from list shown

     

    2) Settings > General > Cellular (scroll down to bottom) > Cellular Data Network > now modify settings

     

    Tested on my iphone 3gs at ios 6.0 against vodafone while on a trip to Germany

  • Caesare de Ferranti Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to jts_2002)

    Thanks jts, it worked for me

  • OlinFan Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to jts_2002)

    Thanks jts_2002, that also worked for me using my Truphone Tru SIM on my iPhone 4S in iOS 6

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