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If you're bringing your own device to Boost Mobile, there are a few extra settings you’ll need to update to get the most out of your service. Updating your Access Point Name (APN) settings ensures you’re able to use data to connect to the internet and send/recieve MMS messages.

Updating your APN Settings using CarrierApp

The fastest and easiest way to update your APN settings is by using CarrierApp. CarrierApp will run in the background and won’t be displayed in your app menu, but it’ll automatically detect your SIM card and configure your phone’s APN settings for you. 

 

Step 1. Go to the Google Play Store and install CarrierApp

 

Step 2. Power off your phone. Remove and reinsert your SIM card. 

 

Step 3. Restart your phone.

 

Step 4. The CarrierApp will update your APN settings for you. 

 

Notes:

  • Your Android device will need to be updated to Android 7 or newer for the CarrierApp to work.

  • The CarrierApp will only update your APN settings when you've inserted your Boost SIM card – installing the app will not affect your existing APN settings if you're still using service from your current carrier while waiting for your transfer/port to complete.

  • Uninstalling the app after you've updated your APN settings will not undo your changes.

Updating your APN Settings Manually

I purchased my Boost Mobile SIM kit from my.boostmobile.com

Follow these steps to update the APN settings of your Android phone after you have inserted your SIM card and activated your plan.

Step 1. Go to Settings  (located in Apps or in the pull-down notifications tray).

Step 2. Go to Connections, sometimes called Network Connections or Network and Internet, depending on your phone.

Step 3. Select Mobile Networks and ensure Mobile Data is enabled.

Step 4.  Select Access Point Names or "APN" (this may be in your phone’s Advanced options).

Step 5.  Select Add or the plus "+" sign to add a new APN.

Step 6.  Enter the following information (ignore the fields that aren't listed here):


Name – boost
APN – ereseller
MMSC – http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
Multimedia message proxy / MMS Proxy – proxy.mobile.att.net
Multimedia message proxy / MMS Port – 80
APN Type – default,mms,supl,fota,xcap
APN Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6
APN Roaming Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6
Turn APN on/off / APN enable/disable – Enabled
Mobile virtual network operator type / MVNO Type – GID

Step 7.  Select Save. You may need to select the three dot iconNavigation Menu Vertical undefined - Free transparent PNG, SVG. No Sign up needed.in the upper right corner of the screen, depending on your phone.

Step 8.  Ensure the APN you created is selected on the Access Point Name screen.

Step 9.  Restart your phone.

Step 10.  Make sure you're disconnected from WiFi and test your phone's connection by making a call, sending a picture text message, and loading a web page.

You’re ready to start using your Boost Mobile service!

I purchased my Boost Mobile SIM kit from Best Buy or Target

Follow these steps to update the APN settings of your Android phone after you have inserted your SIM card and activated your plan.

Step 1. Go to Settings  (located in Apps or in the pull-down notifications tray).

Step 2. Go to Connections, sometimes called Network Connections or Network and Internet, depending on your phone.

Step 3. Select Mobile Networks and ensure Mobile Data is enabled.

Step 4.  Select Access Point Names or "APN" (this may be in your phone’s Advanced options).

Step 5.  Select Add or the plus "+" sign to add a new APN.

Step 6.  Enter the following information (ignore the fields that aren't listed here):


Name – boost
APN – wireless.dish.com
MMSC
– http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
Multimedia message port / MMS Port – 80
APN Type – default,mms
APN Protocol – IPv4 / IPv6
Mobile virtual network operator type / MVNO Type – GID

Step 7.  Select Save. You may need to select the three dot iconNavigation Menu Vertical undefined - Free transparent PNG, SVG. No Sign up needed.in the upper right corner of the screen, depending on your phone.

Step 8.  Ensure the APN you created is selected on the Access Point Name screen.

Step 9.  Restart your phone.

Step 10.  Disconnect from WiFi and test your phone's connection by making a call, sending a picture text message, and loading a web page.

You’re ready to start using your Boost Mobile service!

Set Up a Mobile Hotspot on my Android Device

Some Android phones require a manual Access Point Name (APN) configuration to allow mobile hotspots or tethering on our network. If your phone's cellular data connection is working, but you're having issues when setting up a mobile hotspot, follow these steps to manually configure a mobile hotspot APN setting.

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