Connections & network: T-Mobile myTouch 3G

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G. 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 Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Bluetooth to select the check box and turn on Bluetooth.
  5. Touch Bluetooth settings. The device searches for Bluetooth devices and display a list under Bluetooth devices.
  6. Touch the Bluetooth device that you want to connect to.
  7. If required, enter the PIN and touch OK.

 

 

Turn on / off Bluetooth

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Bluetooth to check or clear the check box.

 

 

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on / off Emergency Alerts

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 the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Location & security.
  4. Touch Use GPS satellites to select or clear the check box.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Turn on Mobile Network
  5. Touch Access Point Names or APNs.
  6. If available, tap the T-Mobile US APN (the bullet point fills with green). If not available, tap the Menu key, and then tap New APN.
    Note: To reset your APN settings, tap the Menu key and then tap Reset to default.
  7. 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
  8. Tap the Menu key.
  9. Tap Save.
  10. Tap the desired APN profile you want to use. The bullet point fills with green next to the APN profile.

 

Manual network selection

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Scroll down and touch Mobile Networks.
  5. Touch Network Operators.
  6. Touch 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

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Mobile networks.
  5. Touch Use only 2G networks to select or clear the check box.

 

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:

 

Using the shortcut key


  1. From the Home screen, press and hold the red End key.
  2. Touch Airplane mode to turn on or off.

 

Using the Settings menu

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless controls.
  4. Touch Airplane mode to turn on or off.

 

Turn on / off data roaming

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless Controls.
  4. Touch Mobile networks.
  5. Touch to select (turn on) or clear (turn off) the check box for Data roaming.

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

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

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 the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Wi-Fi settings.
  5. Touch the Wi-Fi network that you want to delete.
  6. Touch Forget.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

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

 

  1. From the home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Wi-Fi settings.
    Note: You must turn on Wi-Fi to view Wi-Fi networks.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Touch Scan.
  7. Touch the Wi-Fi network that you want to connect to.
  8. If required, enter a key or password.
  9. Touch Connect.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Wireless & networks.
  4. Touch Wi-Fi to turn Wi-Fi on or off by selecting or clearing the check box.

 

 

Wi-Fi indicators

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

 

mytouch_img16.jpgConnected to a Wi-Fi network
mytouch_img17.jpgWi-Fi networks are available, but not connected

 

 

 

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