Textnow APN Settings (5 Steps for Android and iPhone)

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Angela Otero

When it comes to using TextNow, getting the right APN settings can be a bit tricky.

Quick Summary To Access The Settings (Note: Actual Input Settings are at the bottom of the article)

For Android UsersFor iPhone Users
1. Navigate to Settings1. Go to Settings
2. Locate ‘Network & Internet’2. Tap Cellular
3. Access APN3. Access Cellular Data Options
4. Input TextNow APN details provided4. Adjust APN settings
5. Save settings5. Input TextNow APN details provided
6. Restart device6. Save the settings

Without the correct APN settings, certain services might not function properly. But no worries! I’m here to guide you through this process step by step.

Steps for Android Users

Step 1. Navigate to Settings

First, pull down the notification shade and tap on the gear icon to access your settings.

Step 2. Locate Connections

Once you’re in the settings menu, scroll down a bit. Look for ‘Network & Internet’ or just ‘Connections’ (this could vary depending on your device). Dive into that option.

Step 3. Access APN Settings

Under the ‘Mobile Network’ or ‘Cellular Network’ settings, an ‘Access Point Names’ or just ‘APN’ option should exist. That’s your destination.

Step 4. Enter TextNow APN Details

Here’s the moment to stay focused! Click the ‘+’ or ‘Add’ icon to create a new APN. Enter the APN settings provided below. You can also always verify with TextNow or your provider.

Step 5. Save and Restart

Once you’ve keyed in all the details, save the settings. Give your phone a quick restart for good measure. That’ll ensure everything is refreshed and running with the new settings.

Steps for iPhone Users

Step 1. Dive into Settings

Unlock your iPhone and head straight to the settings app – it’s the one with the gear icon.

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Step 2. Tap on Cellular or Mobile Data

Once you’re in settings, you’ll see an option labeled ‘Mobile Data’ or ‘Cellular.’ Go ahead and tap on that.