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How to Enter Mint Mobile APN Settings on iPhone and Android

Enter these APN settings to enable cellular data and group and picture messaging.
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Mint Mobile APN Settings

APN settings are required to get features such as group messaging, picture messaging, and cellular data. What are APN settings? APN stands for access point name, and these are the settings your smartphone uses to connect to the correct cellular network with the right configuration.

Most carriers configure the APN settings automatically the moment you activate your phone. However, some smaller carriers do not have this technology in place yet, and users are required to enter the settings manually.

Mint recently updated their system for iPhone users. If you're running iOS 12 or later, APN settings are configured automatically. Group messaging, picture messaging, and cellular data all work perfectly the moment you insert your SIM card into your phone. No additional configuration required.

However, if you are using an iPhone on an older iOS version, or you are using an Android phone, APN settings may still be required. Here are Mint's APN settings and how you can enter them on your device:

iPhone Users

You can find your APN settings by going to:

Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Cellular Data Network

Enter the following information in the corresponding fields. Leave all other fields blank.

Data APN: alpha

MMS APN: wholesale

Max Message Size: 1048576

MMSC: http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc

MMS UA PROF: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

After you enter the APN information, quit the settings app and re-launch it to confirm the everything was entered correctly. Then, restart your device.

Android Users

You can find your APN settings by going to:

Settings > Network & Internet or Connections > Mobile Network > Advanced > Access Point Names

Enter the following information in the corresponding fields. Leave all other fields blank.

APN Name: MINT

APN: Wholesale

Port: 8080

MMSC: http://wholesale.com/mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc

MCC: 310

MNC: 260

Authentication type: PAP

APN Type: default,supl,mms

APN Protocol: IPv4

APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4

After you enter the information, tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner, tap save, and select your newly created APN settings. Restart your device for the changes to take effect.

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Stetson graduated from Ithaca College in 2019 with a degree in Communication Management and Design. He launched BestPhonePlans.net as part a senior project in school. He loves helping people find great, affordable cell phone plans that meet their needs. When he’s not reviewing cell phone plans on his YouTube channel or website, Stetson is out hiking in the crisp Colorado air, playing board games with friends, or competing in an epic game of pickleball.

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