Network, APN: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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

 

 

 

APN & data settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the App tray.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under 'Connections', tap Mobile networks.
  4. Tap Access Point Names.
  5. If available, tap the T-Mobile US APN (the bullet point fills with green). If not available, tap MORE, and then tap New APN.
    Note: To reset your APN settings, tap MORE and then tap Reset to default.
  6. 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 proxy: <Not set>
    • 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
  7. Tap MORE.
  8. Tap Save.
  9. 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 the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Connections,'  then tap Mobile networks.
  4. Tap Network operators.
  5. Tap Search now.

 

Switch 2G / 4G

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll to 'Connections,'  then tap Mobile networks.

  4. Tap Network mode.

  5. Tap one of the following desired band settings:

    • LTE / WCDMA (auto connect)

    • (LTE setting)WCDMA only

 

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 the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Connections,'  then tap Airplane mode.
  4. Slide the Airplane mode Switch right to the ON or OFF position.

 

Turn on / off data roaming

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Connections,'  then tap Mobile networks.
  4. Slide the Data roaming Switch to the ON or OFF position.

 

Turn on / off mobile data

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Connections,'  then tap Data usage.
  4. Slide the Mobile data Switch to the ON or OFF position.