How To Configure MTN APN Settings (Android, Modem, Laptop, iOS etc)

This article contains how to configure your MTN APN settings for 4G browsing and fast downloading on Android Mobile, IOS, Mifi, Modem etc.


This post you’re about to see will show you how to configure your MTN APN Settings (Access Point network) for your Android, MiFi, Modem or other 3G / 4G LTE enabled device.

For some reasons, there could be a need for you to manually configure your smartphone, modem or Mifi… no matter the purpose, this post show take you through it step by step on getting your MTN line ready for browsing.

Let’s get underway!


How To Configure MTN APN Settings (MTN Internet Settings)

To start enjoying high-speed internet, you need the right settings on your device. Please follow these simple steps to get ready for an unbeatable internet experience.

  • Text SETTINGS to 3888, free of charge.
  • The settings will be sent to you by SMS, please save the settings as soon as they are delivered to avoid deleting them in error

For the best browsing experience, find below internet settings for different devices;

Smartphones & Devices (Android, iOS, MiFi, etc)

  • Account Name: MTN GPRS (can be anything)
  • Port: 
  • Username: web
  • Password: web
  • Access point name (APN):

mtn apn settings - access point network

Feature phones (WAP settings)

  • Account Name: MTN WAP
  • IP address (Proxy):
  • Port: 9201
  • Username: web
  • Password: web
  • Access point name (APN):

To check that you have the right Proxy settings on your Smartphones, kindly follow the steps below;

  • Go to Settings
  • Click More Network or Mobile Network
  • Click Access Point Name
  • Click MTN GPRS or MTN WEB
  • Remove the Proxy IP address:
  • Remove the Port setting: 8080
  • Then save and browse again.

If you still have challenges setting up your phone, please visit the nearest MTN Service Center or Call 180.

One Quick Tip!

If you’re using  4G LTE enabled device, you might want to consider switching your preferred network settings to 4G only. This should make sure your network stays on 4G LTE only! Here is a guide on how to force 4G LTE only mode on Android for folks who do not have 4G only.

So there you go… I hope you were able to follow this guide to set up your MTN APN settings for the first time? Let us know if you have any question about this, simply ask via the comment box below. Thanks!

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