Network & APN: Samsung Galaxy S4

Use these steps to support network settings on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

 

 

 

APN & data settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Under Connections, tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. Tap Access Point Names.
  7. To reset your APN, tap the Menu key and then tap Reset to default.
  8. If available, tap the T-Mobile US LTE APN (the bullet point fills with green).
  9. To verify your APN, tap T-Mobile US LTE with the bullet point filled with green.
  10. Verify and update the following settings for the Data APN:
    • Name: T-Mobile US LTE
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    • Proxy: <Not set>
    • Port: <Not set>
    • Username: <Not set>
    • Password: <Not set>
    • Server: <Not set>
    • MMSC:
      http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
      
      
      
    • MMS port: <Not set>
    • MMS protocol: WAP 2.0
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 260
    • Authentication type: <Not set>
    • APN type: <Not set> OR Internet+MMS
    • APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
    • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
    • Enable/disable APN: <greyed out unless there are multiple APN's>
    • Bearer: Unspecified
  11. Tap the Menu key.
  12. Tap Save.
  13. Tap the desired APN profile you want to use. The bullet point fills with green next to the APN profile.

 

Manual network selection

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.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Under Network connections, tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. Tap Network operators.
  7. Tap Search now.

 

Switch 2G / 4G

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. Tap Network mode.
  7. Tap one of the following desired band settings:
    • LTE / GSM / WCDMA (auto connect) (LTE setting)
    • GSM / WCDMA (auto connect)
    • WCDMA only
    • GSM only (2G only setting)

 

Turn on / off airplane mode

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows app and menu use, but prevents voice or Internet use.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. To turn on, tap Airplane mode to select the check box. Tap OK.
  6. To turn off, tap Airplane mode to clear the check box. Tap OK.

 

Turn on / off data roaming

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. To turn on, tap Data roaming to select the check box.
  7. To turn off, tap Data roaming to clear the check box.

 

Turn on / off mobile data

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down.
  2. If necessary, tap Wi-Fi to turn off Wi-Fi. The icon is removed of color.
  3. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap the Connections tab.
  6. Tap More networks.
  7. If necessary, tap Airplane mode to clear the check box. Airplane mode is now turned off.
  8. Tap the Back key.
  9. Tap Data usage.
  10. If necessary, tap Mobile data to select the check box. Your data connection is now turned on.