Verizon 3G APN Settings: GUIDE to Input APN Settings in 2022

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Verizon has one of the largest 5G networks in the country, and it’s always expanding.

Verizon is a great choice for mobile service because of its massive network coverage.

Verizon customers can always rely on getting a great signal no matter where they are.

Verizon also offers some great packages that include minutes, text, and data.

Because of Verizon’s high-quality network, its internet and data speeds are top-notch as well.

But before you can use the data on your phone, you will need to configure Verizon’s APN settings. We’ll tell you how.

Why Do I Need to Configure APN Settings?

If you have a new line connection with Verizon, you will have to configure your APN settings so you can connect to the internet on your device.

Usually, this is done for you automatically when you insert the new SIM card and start your phone.

If you have to reset them for some reason, you’ll need to enter the settings manually.

How to Configure APN Settings for Android

  • Open Settings > More > Mobile Networks
  • Select ‘Access Point Names’ 
  • A list of APN devices already configured for your device will be displayed. This might not have Verizon’s APN settings configured, so you’ll have to add a new APN from Verizon.
  • Tap on the ‘+’ sign on the top of the screen to begin adding a new APN.
  • A list of empty text boxes will be displayed where you will have to input settings for Verizon’s APN.

Here’s the text to be filled in full:

  • Name: Internet
  • APN: vzwinternet
  • Proxy: Undefined or empty
  • Port: Undefined or empty
  • Username: Undefined or empty
  • Password: Undefined or empty
  • Server: Undefined or empty
  • MMSC: Undefined or empty
  • MMS Proxy: Undefined or empty
  • MMS Port: Undefined or empty
  • Authentication type: PAP
  • APN Type: default
  • Protocol APN : IPv4/IPv6
  • APN roaming protocol: IPv4/IPv6

Next, press the ‘three dots’ (…) at the top of the screen, and select ‘save’.

Your Verizon APN settings have been configured, so turn on the data on your phone to access the internet.

You may need to restart your phone to reconnect to the network and begin using data.

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How to Configure APN Settings for iOS

Apple products on a charging station

Apple products can be connected to Verizon for cellular and data service.

If you have a new line connection with Verizon for your iOS device, you need to configure your APN settings to connect to the internet on your device.

  • Open the ‘Settings’ app
  • Click on ‘Mobile Data’
  • Then click on ‘Mobile Data Network’
  • A menu will be displayed with empty fields where you’ll need to input APN configurations: 
    • Access point: vzwinternet
    • Username: Undefined or empty
    • Password: Undefined or empty
  • Click on ‘save’ and the menu will be closed.
  • Turn on your data to access the internet with Verizon’s 3G/4G/5G network.

If the phone still doesn’t want to connect to Verizon for data, restart the phone to reset your network connection.

If your phone is new or you’ve had a lapse in your payment plan, check to make sure that your Verizon phone is still activated and has service.

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How to Configure APN Settings for Windows Phone

  • Open the ‘Settings’ App on your windows phone
  • Next, click on ‘Network & Wireless’
  • Click on the ‘Cellular & SIM’ option.
  • Select ‘Add Internet APN’
  • A fillable menu will be displayed.
  • Enter the following details:
    • Profile Name: Verizon
    • APN: vzwinternet
    • Username: Undefined or empty
    • Password: Undefined or empty
    • Type of Sign-in-info: None
    • IP Type: IPv4
    • Proxy server (URL): Undefined or empty
    • Proxy Port: Undefined or empty
  • Click the three-dotted icon (…) and save your settings
  • You’ll be able to connect to the internet. Additionally, you can go back and assign an access point name to your newly created APN.

Sometimes you have to restart your phone to reconnect to Verizon and begin using data service.

If your phone is set up correctly, you may need to improve Verizon signal to your phone to get the most out of your cellular and data service.

What if the Verizon Wireless Network Still Doesn’t Work?

gaming requires data service
Calling uses only cellular service, but you must have data service on your phone to use it for gaming, internet access, maps, and social media.

There are two reasons you may still not be able to connect to the internet even after configuring your settings.

  1. The SIM is damaged. In this case, simply contact Verizon for a replacement/new sim.
  2. Your mobile device is not supported by Verizon.

If you’re sure the SIM is fine and your phone is compatible with the Verizon network, contact Verizon customer support to get connected.

You can always take your phone into a Verizon store to have a tech look at it in person.

If you need a new SIM they can insert it for you and get your phone set up.

Can I Connect to the Internet by Resetting My Default Settings?

No, you will have to dial in the settings manually since a reset will just remove existing configurations.

Many times the Verizon settings are removed because the phone has been reset for some reason. The phone will not automatically restore APN settings.

However, a Verizon tech can reset them for you, or you can follow our directions to do it yourself.

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