Tracfone apn settings – step by step configuration guide

Tracfone apn settings

Tracfone apn settings – step by step configuration guide

Tracfone apn settings– step by step configuration guide.  On this post we will guide you trough the process of setting up the correct APN Settings for Tracfone.

Just as a general knowledge, the APN or Access Point Names are required so that your phone can properly connect to the internet servers on the Mobile Operator network.  Without properly setting up the APNs, you will not be able to browse the internet or send multimedia messages (picture messages).

Tracfone apn settings – Detailed information:

The following information are needed to configure the APN Settings on your Tracfone smartphone.  Please do make sure you enter them exactly as they appear, otherwise it will not work properly.  Bear special attention to the special dots, commas, etc.

Name: Tracfone
APN: att.mvno
Username: Not required
Password: Not required
MMS proxy:
MMS port: 80

APN Type: default,dun,stdhipri,supl

The rest of the fields can be left blank (or use the default one)

How to configure the Tracfone APN Settings on your smartphone

Now that you have the correct APN Settings for Tracfone, the next steps is to set it up on your smartphone.  As a general rule, before proceeding with the setup, please do make sure that you have purchased a valid data plan and that the data services is enabled on your phone.

We do also recommend you to always create a new set of APNs instead of editing existing ones.  This will make sure we have a clean set of information and avoid any mix up there.

Tracfone apn settings

Tracfone apn settings

Tracfone APN Settigns for Android:

For those guys that are using an Android smartphone,  please go to the following menu to access the APN Section – Go to:  Settings>More>Mobile networks>Access Point Names> If you prefer video instructions:

Tracfone APN Settings for iPhone

If you are an iPhone or iPad owner, you should then do the following:  Go to the Setup > General > Network > Mobile Data

Once everything is setup properly, you should save and exit.  Now test browsing some websites or send a picture message to test the connection!  Happy browsing using your Tracfone Service!   For further reference, this is the Tracfone Support Site

Latest Comments
  1. Tom Murty

    I have spent hours trying to set up my LG Smart Phone with trackfone without success.

    • apnsettings

      Hi Tom, you cannot browse at all? did you check the troubleshooting guide?

    • JJ

      Same here. Have an at&t branded lg v40 Thinq. It makes calls and has data, but WILL NOT send or receive texts. I’ve changed the apn settings that tracfone says will work. I do go through Safelink Wireless which is a sister co of Tracfone; perhaps there are different apn values for Safelink?

  2. Mike Logan

    Where do you enter the tracfone detailed apn settings? Also my iphone doesn’t have Settings > General > Network > Mobile Data??

    • apnsettings

      Hi Mike, which brand and model are you using?

      • justinn m

        I’m using the iPhone 5c and I also cannot find network>mobile data I can make calls just fine but I cannot text or use the internet with my data

        • apnsettings

          Hi which version of iOS are you running on?

  3. Tee

    I am trying to set up my data settings APN settings for my Samsung galaxy express 3 can you tell me how to do so.

    • apnsettings

      Hi Tee, sat the bottom of the post there is a youtube video with step by step instructions. Or just search the blog for galaxy s3

  4. Maryleah winchester

    Can I use att Kyocera go phone sim card was put in and asked for a sim unlock pin I don’t know what it is..

    • apnsettings

      Hi There, it looks like your phone is Locked to the carrier, that’s the reason why it is asking for a network unlock code. You can ask the original carrier where the phone was purchased from for the unlock code

  5. Dominic R.

    I have an LG Destiny LGL21G near Richmond Virginia and this is how I set up my phone to get internet.
    Go to Settings→More…→Mobile networks→Access point names.

    Upper right corner are three dots, tap on those then tap on New APN and insert the following settings.
    Not set
    Not set
    Not set
    MMS proxy
    MMS port
    Authentication type
    Not set
    APN type
    Not set
    APN protocol
    APN roaming protocol

    • DeAnna

      Omg, thank you so much. I tried the first APN and my phone said carrier does not allow dun types. I used yours and tah-dah…. connected!

    • Ty

      This works. Thanks.

    • Merric

      These exact settings worked for me on my MI 9T. Thank you so much!

  6. Jon

    Some good info on this site but it didn’t help me in my situation on my iPhone. The following is what worked for me to get service working correctly on my 5s Tracfone service. It’s actually very simple and basically just entails you go to a website to install the profile.

    While connected to a Wi-Fi network, open Safari and type in By doing this you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
    Tap Install > Install Now. Enter your phone’s Passcode if prompted, and tap Done.
    Exit your browser, turn off Wi-Fi, and re-boot your iPad or iPhone.
    With Wi-Fi off, access Safari to ensure your data connection is working.

    Hope this helps someone. ☺

  7. Louise

    I can video call from my android, but cannot. answer them. It says to turn off screen overlay. I know I’m suppose to go to settings; but I don’t know what exactly to do next.

  8. william birkett

    I am using a Samsung J7 crown, on android 9, and can not get my data to work. I have dont re starts, shut down and then start, and reset network settings with no improvement. My network mode is LTE/CDMA, and my APN reads Tracfone.VZWENTP. Can you suggest a way to correct the problem?

    • Justin

      Set your APN to the following and hit save. VZWINTERNET

  9. Greg

    I have a T-Mobile SIM, not AT&T. What are the APN settings a TracFone on the T-Mobile network. TIA