Can someone explain what data APN means

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eclipse01, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    and should it just remain blank in the settings?
     
  2. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    It means access point name and it shouldn't remain blank. Username and password don't necessarily have to be filled out (at least, I've never had to, with any provider). Usually, your phone should pick up the settings automatically, or by SMS. If not, check the FAQ on your provider's website to see what's what.
     
  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    my phone came with all 3 fields set to blank (sprint)

    my g/f's phone just says "phone" in the first field (ATT)

    what is that bad thing about keeping in blank?
     

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