Connections & network: Nokia Lumia 521

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the Nokia Lumia 521. Find out more on this page:

 

Bluetooth

Emergency Alerts

GPS

Network

NFC

System Manager

Wi-Fi

 

 

Bluetooth

Pair Bluetooth device

To turn on Bluetooth and pair with a headset or other device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Swipe left.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Bluetooth.
  5. If needed, tap the Status slider to enable Bluetooth.
  6. From the list below, tap the desired device to be paired with.
  7. Tap OK.
  8. On the other device, accept the pairing.

 

 

Turn on / off Bluetooth

To turn on or turn off Bluetooth, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Swipe left.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Bluetooth.
  5. Tap the Status slider to enable/disable Bluetooth.

 

 

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on / off Emergency Alerts

To turn on or turn off Emergency Alert messages that push to the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile.
  2. Tap the More (...) icon.
  3. Tap settings.
  4. Scroll to and tap emergency alerts.
  5. Tap  the AMBER Alerts slider to turn on or turn off.
  6. Tap the Emergency alerts field.
  7. Tap the Amber alerts Slider to enable or disable the feature.
  8. Tap to select one of the following:
    • Presidential only
    • Presidential and Extreme alerts
    • all alerts

 

 

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GPS

Turn on / off GPS

To turn on or turn off GPS, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Location.
  4. Tap the Location services switch to turn on or off GPS.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

To  manually add an APN, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, swipe left to Applications.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to, and tap access point.
  4. Tap add.
  5. Enter epc.tmobile.com into the following fields:
    Note: You may need to tap the drop-down arrow beside MMS APN to see all fields.
    • Connection name
    • Access Point Name
    • MMS Access Point Name
  6. In MMSC address, enter http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
  7. Tap the Check mark icon.
  8. Within the access point settings, select the recently added APN to activate.

 

 

Manual network selection

To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap cellular.
  4. Tap the Network selection field.
  5. Tap tap to select.
  6. The phone will begin searching for networks.
  7. Tap to select the desired network.

 

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

Switch 2G / 4G / LTE

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Turn on / off Airplane mode

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap airplane mode.
  4. Tap the Status slider to enable or disable airplane mode.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap cellular.
  4. Tap the Data roaming options field.
  5. Tap to select roam or don't roam.

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

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Turn on / off NFC

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt in / out of System Manager

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Wi-Fi

Delete Wi-Fi network profile

To delete a saved Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn on. Your phone will automatically scan for available Wi-Fi networks.
  5. Touch and hold the Wi-Fi network you want to delete.
  6. Tap Delete.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

To scan for and connect to available Wi-Fi networks, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Touch and slide the Wi-Fi networking slider to On, if necessary. Your phone automatically searches for available Wi-Fi networks.
  5. Tap the desired network.
  6. Enter a password, if necessary, and tap done.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

To turn on or turn off Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn on or off Wi-Fi.

 

 

W-Fi indicators

To determine when you have an active Wi-Fi connection, refer to these icons:

 

wifi connected.jpgConnected to a Wi-Fi network
wifi available.jpgWi-Fi networks are available, but not connected

 

 

 

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