MetroPCS APN Settings – Step by Step Configuration

MetroPCS APN Settings

MetroPCS APN Settings

MetroPCS APN Settings – Step by Step Configuration

MetroPCS apn settings – Step by Step Configuration.   One of the of popular prepaid wireless service provider in the United States is MetroPCS, which offer nationwide voice, text and mobile internet or data services using the infrastructure from T-Mobile and offers different gamma of speed: HSPA, HSPA+ and 4G LTE networks.  And on this article we are going to teach you how to configure the latter:  Setting up correctly the APN Settings on your MetroPCS network’s so that you can connect to the internet and enjoy the browsing on your smartphone!

Of course, before continue, please make sure you do have purchased a valid data plan provided by MetroPCS , it will take only a few minutes and you will be all set, for both the APN and MMS Settings for MetroPCS.

MetroPCS apn Settings – Detailed information:

As you may know, every mobile data provider offers a special set of values that has to be entered properly on the mobile phone so that it finds the correct path to the internet server, and this group of settings are the so call Metro PCS Apn Settings, in which is provided in details below:

Name: MetroPCS
Proxy: Not Required
Port: Not Required
Username: Not Required
Password: Not Required
Server: Not Required
MMSC: http://
MMS proxy: leave it blank
MMS port: leave it blank
MCC: 310
MNC: 260  (MCC & MNC jus use the default and dont change them, otherwise it will erase the settings)
APN type: default,mms,supl (mms is required for picture messaging services)

as MetroPCS, now Metro by T-Mobile, runs on the T-mobile network, you may want to also try this APN Settings for T-Mobile, which sometimes gives better result to some Metro PCS  users

MetroPCS apn Settings – Step by Step configuration:

Below you can find the step by step video instructions:

In case you are not sure how to set this up in your phone, it’s pretty simple also:

For Android users, you please go to Settings>More>Mobile networks>Access Point Names>Menu> you can also check this youtube for step by step guide:

You should then create a New APN and enter the  MetroPCS APN Settings we have provided to you above

Save, Restart your smart phone and test it – try opening a website in your favorite browser and you should see a small icon that either says 4G, LTE or 3G on the upper right corner of the screen indicating a data conection

At this point you should be able to take advantage of the MetroPCS Data plan on your phone! for further reference: MetroPCS Support Site

If you somehow encounter some issues, and are not able to connect to the internet, please review our APN Troubleshooting Guide for further steps.

Last Update:  This guide was last updated on June 2020

Latest Comments
  1. Anthony Blanusa

    I have performed this TS as I am typing, thank you!!!

    • apnsettings

      Great Anthony, glad that this instructions worked for you!

  2. Ernie

    Thanks so much it’s working perfectly… great !!!!!

    • apnsettings

      Hi Ernie, glad to know that these MetroPCS Apn Settings worked for you!

  3. Rickey

    Question BYP I did this my phone is a sunsky D101 phablet I only have a signal Edge .Now with cricket I can get a 4G I love your sevice why can’t I get a 4g signal with Metro PCs.

    • apnsettings

      Hi Rickey, this depends on the area of coverage and the plan you have with them.

  4. jesse2016

    Went right to the Apn setting and now my fone works perfect

    • apnsettings

      Hi Jesse, glad to know that the metroPCS apn settings are working perfectly for you!

  5. Cortese

    I work for metro and you left out a few steps.
    APN type: default,supl,mms
    APN protocol: Apv6

    • Samantha

      Thank you so much. This worked! You’re awesome!

      • apnsettings

        Hi Smantha, great to know that these metro pcs apn settings worked for you!

    • Kimberly

      Hi thanks for the info. Is it default,supl,mms or default.supl.mms ?
      Dot’s or comma’s?

      • apnsettings

        the apn type should use comma in between

  6. Yilika

    Thank you for the guidance, it’s working perfectly!

  7. Jason

    Spot on directions can now receive picture messages. Thank you very much

  8. Robert Bruhn-Durst

    When I go into my mobile data section I don’t see the APN section or the written out name in the list can you help

    • apnsettings

      Hi Robert, this sometimes happen when the phone is locked… where did you buy your mobile from?

  9. Robert Bruhn-Durst

    I figured it out it was under a different set of option in the mobile data network section.

  10. Heidi

    My 3g works fine, can’t get 4g

    • apnsettings

      Hi Heidi, which phone model you have?

  11. kj

    Finally !! THX!!

  12. Carmen Jones

    Im bringing my sprint phone to my metropcs, i was told it was unlocked by both companies but not the techs are having trouble switching it over! They didn’t even know how to set the APN ,what are we doing wrong thanks in advance.

    • Carmen Jones

      Oh im using a samsung S7 and im just swapping my simcard from the Samsung On5 to S7 thanks

      • apnsettings

        Hi Carmen,
        Im trying to understand the issue.. you guys are not able to figure out where to put in the APN or?

        • Carmen Jones

          Metropcs didn’t know what goes in the APN & how to swap my S7 phone bought at sprint last year to my metropcs & verifying if its unlocked. Because the reps couldn’t figure it out thanks again

  13. Daniel Horn

    My phone won’t let me use data at all it’s frustrating I put in these settings and still nothing I kind of regret switching to metro I feel very unhappy with my service.

    • apnsettings

      Hi Daniel, did you put in all the APN Settings? which phone model is it?

  14. Donna Hernandez

    Why is there no Proxy, Port, Username, Password, MMS Proxy, MMS Port, Authentication type, etc on MetroPCS LG M260 K20 Plus?

    • apnsettings

      Hi Donna, did you go into the Access Point Menu?

  15. Mary

    My LG k 10 won’t save the info

    • apnsettings

      does it have an option to save? do you have a valid sim card inserted in the phone?

  16. KikiD

    I’ve completed all of these steps and several variations on my S6 Edge Plus. Internet is working ..MMS is still not..i think help.

    • apnsettings

      Hi Kikid, what values did you put on the APN Type field?

  17. Kayla Duby

    i have metropcs and just paid my bill and switched my phone and no data. i have a lg g stylo from metro pcs and ive been on the phone for 7 days stright and they cant fix it please help me i have changed the apn ten times please help. no 2g 3g or 4g or lte no data at all i have factory reset the phone etc im about to pull my hair out help me please

    • apnsettings

      Hi Kayla, which APN values do you have on the phone right now?

  18. MatthewK

    Been having a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S7 was my girlfriends phone she bought from Sprint she upgraded to a S9 and gave me her S7, I moved the S7 over the MetroPCS Had a lot of problems with some people not being able to call me and out going calls took a few seconds to get a call going.

    On May 2nd 2019 I called MetroPCS because my cell service was out tried removing the SIM card, tried turning the phone off didn’t fix it.

    I was sent some settings from MetroPCS I figured I’d share them with you, they’re a little bit different.

    APN Name: Name it anything ex; MetroPCS
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 260
    Authentication type: PAP
    APN type: default,supl
    APN protocol: IPV6
    APN roaming protocol: IPV4

    Any thing not added mentioned above doesn’t need to be added.
    Go to the 3 dots at the top right if you see the 3 dots tap save and restart your phone hopefully that fixes your problem.
    If not #RIP

  19. Chris

    Worked. Thank you!

    • Carl

      Now it’s 2020. Are these anp setting still good? I have an Stylo 4 and was just wondering.


      • apnsettings

        Yes, they are still good, I just updated the article

  20. J

    What son setting should a have for zte z982 ?

  21. Tete

    When I press save it deletes everything, the first time i tried i pressed save and restarted my phone but nothing changed so I tried it again and i can’t save it. PLease help

    • apnsettings

      Hi, can you check which MCC and MNC are you putting there? can you try again, and leave the MCC and MCC values by default, dont change them.

  22. Jade

    I relish, lead to I found just what I was taking a look for.

    You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.


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