January 11, 2013

Manual GPRS, MMS, 3G Network Internet Settings on Your Android Mobile Phone

Here’s how to configure GPRS, MMS, and 3G internet settings on your network using Android Phone. Android is most popular OS used on mobile brand like Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Motorola, Panasonic, Asus, Amazon, Acer and to our local manufactures like Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, DTC, Cloudfone, Torque, Starmobile, O+ plus. Steps provided below for manual configuration of your network settings to access mobile internet or send multimedia messages. You may continue reading more after the jump break.

How to configure GPRS, MMS, 3G network internet settings:

Accessing mobile network settings using Android 2.X versions

1.On your Android phone Menu, Go to Settings
2.On Settings, select Wireless & networks
3.On Wireless & network settings, select Mobile networks
4.Tap Access Point Names

Accessing mobile network settings using Android 4.X versions

1.On your Android phone Menu, Go to Settings
2.On Settings, tap on More
3.Then tap Mobile networks then select Access Point Names

(All network access point names will be display e.g  Smart, Globe, Sun
 From there you can edit, or modify your current network settings, just select the Access point name you want to modify. If you found no access point you may try steps below for manual configuration )
Smart Internet APN settings
Smart Internet APN settings

Globe APN settings
myGlobe INET APN settings Android JB

For manual GPRS/3G/MMS Configuration settings

4.Tap the Menu key then select New APN

5.Under Name text box enter APN name then OK
Ex.  Smart Internet, MyGlobe INET, Sun INTERNET or any name you want

6.Under APN text box enter APN then OK
Ex. internet, http.globe.com.ph, wap, minternet

7.Under Proxy text box enter Proxy then OK
Ex., or empty as some network doesn’t require proxy

8.Under Port text box enter Port number then OK
Ex. 80, 8080 or empty as some network doesn’t require port

9.Under Username text box enter username if required then OK
Tips: Most networks does not requires username, just leave it blank

10.Under Password text box and enter password if required then OK
Tips: Most networks does not requires username, just leave it blank

11.Under MMSC text box enter network MMSC then OK
Ex.,, http://mmscenter.suncellular.com.ph  

Tips: This is for MMS settings you can leave it blank

12.Under MMS proxy text box and enter Proxy then OK
Ex.,, or empty as some network doesn’t require port

13.Under MMS port text box and enter Prot number then OK
Ex. 80, 8080 or empty as some network doesn’t require port

14.Under MCC text box and enter MCC then OK
Ex. 515, or empty as some network doesn’t require port

15.Under MNC text box and enter MNC then OK
Ex. 02,05,03 or empty as some network doesn’t require port
02 - Globe
03 - Smart
05 - Sun Cellular

16. Select PAP on Authentication type.

17. On APN type, choose Internet if you are creating APN for browsing, select MMS if you creating an MMS APN. 

18.Leave other fields empty
Tips: Most networks doesn’t require details on other fields, you can leave it blank

19.Press the Menu key then Save.


Steps may slightly differ on steps above depending on you phone and network. Just input the basic network details needed on your network correctly and it will work for you.

This is post created to help beginners.

If you want to configure your network settings you may read this post:
For Smart:
For Globe:
For Sun Cellular:


  1. I am a Globe/TM user and my network doesn't require any proxy or port in my android phone. Thanks!

  2. my sun gprs is activated, but when i try to connect nothing happens..the box with the upload and download arrows does not appear as it does when i'm using globe ... any solution?

    1. Is your phone dual sim?

    2. Anonymous10/26/2013


    3. Anonymous10/07/2014

      same prob.. :(

    4. Anonymous11/26/2014

      hayzttz its hard to make a proxy ... i doesnt work in me

  3. Anonymous5/04/2013

    matagal po bang mag send talaga pag MMS? Samsung s1 po yung akin Globe.? may E po sa taas na lumabas pag tapos ko po i check yung packet data.

  4. Anonymous5/27/2013

    my globe gprs want to activate.. i follow this setting but still not work my phone is xperia j.. .. any idea how it works?

  5. ehy, i did all this steps and yet my gprs service isn't working, i'm using a CM Omega HD,
    can you pls help me!???

    1. Check your data connections, make sure that it is ON by selecting the SIM whereyour APN is created since it's Dual po...Settings>More Settings>Mobile networks>Data Connection,, it somewhere there... hope it helps..

  6. Anonymous6/02/2013

    gud am im using sony xperia LT22i i cant use my internet can any help me give me a manual internet setting for it i use smart sim

  7. Good pm im using a HTC one X(at&t) and i tried doing what is posted but still i cant use mobile internet. please help

  8. it works at my nokia 311 asha.. so fun while browsing 4g sgnal. 14mbps

  9. im using samsung anycall but still it is an android phone, i tried to follow the steps but its doesnt work.

  10. i'm using a myphone a848i duo and followed the steps, yet still no connection.. help please! i'm a sun cellular carrier, thanks!

    1. try to configure it with minternet APN Sun Internet Settings leave proxy and port empty. hope it helps

    2. still didn't work, kaka frustrate haha! :/ whenever i tried opening or activating the data connection the sun signal switches itself off, no gprs or 3g icons comes out too, as i suppose there should be an E or an H icon over the signal bar.. the sim card has a menu wherein you can get gprs settings, i tried requesting for the settings but never came, tried the SETTINGS & ACTIVATE to 2300 but the msg i recieved said that my internet settings couldnt be sent to my phone right now..

  11. Anonymous9/20/2013

    it doesnt work on my xperia L... the icon for internet doesnt appear:(

  12. its useless.. still not working!

  13. Anonymous10/29/2013

    hi. im using LG optimus LTE L-01D. i've tried the steps. i wont work. my gprs is already activated. hEELLLPP!! thanks!

  14. it pretty much worked for me. may lumabas ng 3G / H sa status bar. e kaso lang d pa rin mkakonek sa smart site. anyway i have Samsung galaxy 5. it helped a lot. thanks!

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    1. Anonymous6/17/2014

      Put a Bomb in ur A$$ and then detonate it.. Than BAmmm.. BOOM PANES!

  16. Anonymous6/09/2014

    Help me please

  17. Anonymous8/04/2014

    Pa help nmn po sakin po premium copy Korea ng tab6 model 6130 pa help nmn pro saAPN settings..thank you

  18. sa akin naman fhonetab asusk012 ayaw parin gumama tinetxt ko naman sa set 211 wala naman ng rereply ay sa sim menu wala rin ng rereply ang dami ko naman load

  19. Yung akin Torque tab and i'm using globe sim. I tried to text GO sa 2951 pero hindi nagsesend kahit may load ako. Tapos pag on ko yung data network laging E lang lumalabas at hindi nag H. Pano ko kaya maayos to?

  20. Anonymous10/08/2014

    can u help me pls my phone is XPERIA Z , network here is TM.. need po ba talaga ng load before i could activate my GPRS? repz pls thank u...

  21. Anonymous2/26/2015

    thank you to the above post owner. very helpful. best regards bro (Y) :)

  22. Anonymous4/14/2015

    Patulong naman po, di po kasi ako makagpagnet gamit phone ko. kahit naka-On na data connection ko di parin gumagana,

  23. Anonymous4/14/2015

    Z160 po ang model ng phone ko, di ko na magamit ang internet ng mobile ko. bakit po kaya? patulong naman oh,