Network: LG Optimus F3

Learn how to connect to data networks (2G, 4G) and data roaming on the LG Optimus F3.

 

 

 

 

APN & data settings

 

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

Turn on data settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK SETTINGS,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. If necessary, select the Data enabled check box to turn on.
  6. If roaming outside of the T-Mobile network, select the Data roaming check box and then tap Yes to confirm.
    Note: You will incur charges if you are roaming internationally.

 

Select an APN

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK SETTINGS,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Access point names.
  6. Select the desired access point name.
    Note: To set up a new APN, tap the Menu key, and then tap New APN.


Restore default APN settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK SETTINGS,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Access point names.
    • Note: You need to create a blank APN to access the reset to default setting
  6. Tap the Menu key, and then tap Reset to default.
  7. Tap Yes.

 

 

Manual network selection

 

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK SETTINGS,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Network operators.
  6. Tap Search networks.
  7. Select the network you want to use.

 

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

 

To change the band between 2G and 4G, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK SETTINGS,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Choose one of the following options:
    • Switch to 2G
      • Select the Use only 2G networks check box.
    • Switch to other network
      1. Tap Mobile networks.
      2. Tap Network mode.
      3. Select the desired option.

 

 

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 any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap the Airplane mode switch to turn on or turn off.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

 

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap System settings.
  3. Under 'WIRELESS & NETWORKS,' tap Tethering & Networks.
  4. Scroll down to 'NETWORK SETTINGS,' and then tap Mobile networks.
  5. Select or clear the Data roaming check box.
  6. If necessary, tap Yes to confirm.