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How to Configure MTN APN Settings

MTN is one of the largest mobile network service providers in Nigeria with over thirty million subscribers to their network. Most times their customers find it difficult to get an automatic internet connection on their mobile phones. Today, we will guide you on how to configure MTN APN settings for phones. I remember the days when we were using java phones and we had to configure APN settings manually.

These days there are some Android phones that depend on manual configurations before accessing the internet. If you are facing that problem then welcome to the right place. We have practical solutions for you in this article. Just follow the guidelines below and you will be browsing with your MTN line after minutes.

How to Configure MTN APN Settings for Android & iPhone

The first thing you should try is to send a text message to try and get automatic settings sent to your phone directly. To do so text “settings” to 3888. After you have sent the message, you will receive automatic configurations that you can install automatically on your phone. The process doesn’t take more than 5 minutes, your phone will be up and running. You will start surfing the web on your MTN network as long as you have an active data plan. In case it doesn’t work then you have to apply for manual configurations. Read along on how to configure MTN APN settings on your phone.

MTN Manual Configurations

If your phone is old or doesn’t allow you to install configurations automatically here is what you need to do.

  • Go to settings
  • Find mobile network
  • Open it, and select access point name
  • You can decide to create new or edit anything you find there.
  • In this case, create new APN and name it “MTN WAP”

After that here is what you will input in the blank spaces.

  • Name: MTN WAP
  • IP Address:
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: Web
  • Password: Web
  • APN (access point name):
  • Homepage:

You can also try this on your smartphone whether IOS or Android it is going to work.

  • Name: MTN WEB
  • Port:
  • Username:
  • Password:
  • APN (Access point name):
  • Homepage:

Note: the blank spaces are supposed to be left empty

Conclusion – how to configure MTN APN settings

Using the steps above you should be able to set up your android or IOS device for browsing the web. Make sure you input all of the details correctly, any slight mistake will make browsing on your phone impossible. If you get it right there is no website that you won’t have access to on your phone. In case the problem persists then you need to call MTNs customer care by dialing “180”. They will provide additional support and guideline for you to configure your device and browse the internet.

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