This post is updated 5/18/2015.
Many users have had problem surfing the internet with their Android phones, we mean all Android phones like Tecno n3, D5, B3,etc., Gionee, Infinix, Gowin, iTel, Nokia, Microsoft Android phones and tablets and the higher –end Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, etc Android phones.. After reading this post, you shouldn’t have further difficulty accessing your Playstore for downloads, browsing the internet and using Facebook on your Android phones among many other useful things you can do with Internet on your Android phone and Tablet.
Android Operating system across various mobile phone largely has the same features. Many manufacturers like Microsoft and Gionee may like to fuss the Android OS into their own operating System but you should still be able to follow this tutorial with your Android device though their may be slight modifaication with respect to the Android OS version you use and the manufacturer.
How to Set up Android phone internet connection for your device.
This tutorial applies to all Android phones you can ever find. Normally, your phone automatically detects your preferred SIM and automatically configures the internet settings for your SIM. This means that on a normal occasion, there is nothing for you to configure in order to use internet on your Android device. All you need do is to turn your data connection on once an active SIM card is inserted into your device. To do this, simply go to the notification panel of your phone and tap on the data connection icon to turn it on, voila!
To successfully set up the internet connection setting of your Android phone, you must understand these things:
Turn Data connection on: Scroll down your notification bar by swiping vertically downwards from the top of your phone to the screen. You will see the Data connection icon, tap it to turn it on when the icon colour turn light blue. You should be able to see your the internet send/receive icon beside your network bar after some few seconds. The H alphabet represents 3.5G network; 3G is for 3G; EDGE is for 2G and G is for GPRS.
The icons represented here may slightly differ from yours due to your device’s manufacturer and the OS version of your device. This post was first written in 2013 and totally modified in 2015.
Set your preferred SIM: After turning your data connection on, your device should be able to connect to the internet only if your phone is dual SIM should you consider this necessary step also. If your phone is dual SIM, you certainly wants to connect to the internet with only one SIM and of course your phone can not connect to the internet with 2 SIMs at a time. So we shall call your browsing SIM card your preferred SIM.
To set your phone to connect to the internet with your prefereed SIM is pretty simple. Simply go to Settings —> SIM Management (Under Wireless connection)
then tap Data connection to set your preferred SIM as default for data connection. I advise you to place your preferred SIM in SIM 1 slot for fastest internet connection.
Happy browsing once you are done!
but if this doesn’t work…
Then you must check the following:
- If you have an active internet subscription in your device
- If the network strength is enough o surf the internet. Normally G and sometmes a weak EDGE or a fluctuating 3G network will hardly download and send data over the internet.
- The next thing to check is important! See it below:
make sure your mobile Access Point (APN) is correct:
This is an advanced setting. Most times your network will automatically set this for you. But just in case all the above doesn’t yet connect your device to the internet, then you should make sure that your mobile network APN is set correctly.
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