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Access Point Name configuration (Android device policy)

With the Access Point Name configuration you specify an Access Point Name (APN) configuration for mobile devices. APN configurations define how devices connect to a mobile network.


We recommend that you ask your carrier for the required settings. If you select Use as default APN and the settings are not correct, the device can’t access data through cellular networks.


With the exception of the APN field, all settings are optional and should only be specified if required by your mobile network carrier.

Setting Description

The APN that the device quotes when it opens a connection with the carrier.

This must match an APN that the carrier accepts. Otherwise, the connection cannot be established.

User-friendly name An optional name that is displayed on the device in addition to the APN.
Server The address of the HTTP server that is used for web traffic.
Port The port of the HTTP server that is used for web traffic.
User name A user name and password for connecting to the APN.
User password
Server The WAP Gateway Server.
MMSC The Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC).
MMS proxy server The address and port of a HTTP server that is used for communication with the MMSC.
MMS proxy port
Mobile Country Code (MCC)

MCC and MNC for specifying the carrier.

The APN is only used for this carrier.

Mobile Network Code (MNC)
Authentication type The authentication method for PPP connections.
APN type

The types of data connection that this APN is used for.

To use the APN for all data types, enter * or leave the field empty.

Bearer The Radio Access Technology (RAT) that the carrier uses.
Protocol The network protocol that is supported by the carrier.
Roaming protocol The network protocol that is supported by the carrier when in roaming mode.
Use as default APN

If selected, devices will use this APN as default.

An error is raised when you try to select this option in more than one Access Point Name configuration.