Connections & network: T-Mobile G2x

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the T-Mobile G2x. 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 any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Bluetooth settings.
  5. If necessary, tap Bluetooth to turn on Bluetooth.
  6. On the other device, turn on Bluetooth and make the device discoverable.
  7. Tap Scan for devices.
  8. On the Bluetooth devices list, tap the device you want to pair.
  9. If prompted, enter the PIN and tap Pair.
  10. Tap OK.
  11. On the other device, accept the pairing.

 

 

Turn on / off Bluetooth

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Bluetooth to enable or 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:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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GPS

Turn on / off GPS

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Location & security.
  4. Tap Use GPS satellites to enable or disable GPS.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

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

 

  1. Tap Menu
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Wireless & Networks
  4. Tap Mobile network settings
  5. Tap Access Point Names

 

Default APN is T-Mobile US. Below are those settings:

 

  • Name: T-Mobile US
  • APN: epc.tmobile.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>
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 260
  • Authentication Type: None
  • APN Type: <Not Set>

 

Note: The phone will not allow you top modify the APN settings or delete this as it is the default.

 

 

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 Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Scroll to and tap Mobile network settings.
  5. Tap Network operators.
  6. Tap Search networks.
  7. Tap the desired network.
    Note: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.

 

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

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

 

Note: By design the data indicator on the T-Mobile G2x only shows 2G or 4G based on network connection. The phone will not display G, E, H, or 3G as a data indicator.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless and Networks.
  4. Tap Mobile Networks.
  5. Note: Use 2G Only is available to save battery life.
  6. Tap Network Mode.
  7. Select the following option.
    • GSM/WCDMA (auto mode)
    • WCDMA only
    • GSM only

 

 

Note: for best connection results, leaving the device on GSM & WCDMA Auto Mode will connect with best availible network connection.

 

 

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. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Airplane mode to enable or disable.

 

 

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 Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Scroll to and tap Mobile network settings.
  5. Tap Data roaming to enable or disable.

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

To read the NFC tag information from another NFC device or a printed tag, follow these steps:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

Turn on / off NFC

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

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt in / out of System Manager

System Manager makes it easier for T-Mobile to help with problems that happen when using your device. To opt in or opt out of System Manager, follow these steps:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available for this device.

 

 

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Wi-Fi

Delete Wi-Fi network profile

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi settings.
  5. Scroll to and tap the Wi-Fi network you want to delete.
  6. Tap Forget.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi settings.
  5. If necessary, tap Wi-Fi to turn on and view Wi-Fi networks.
  6. Tap the Menu key.
  7. Tap Scan.
  8. Scroll to and tap the network you want to connect to.
  9. If security is enabled, enter the password.
  10. Tap Connect.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Wireless & networks.
  4. Tap Wi-Fi to enable or disable.

 

 

W-Fi indicators

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

 

Wi-Fi is active and connected to a Wi-Fi network. The more bars you see, the stronger your signal strength.
Wi-Fi is on and wireless networks are available.

 

 

 

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