APN Settings Need Update Android 8.1 MMSC on 3G only no MMSC on LTE

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APN Settings Need Update Android 8.1 MMSC on 3G only no MMSC on LTE

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As you can see by the screen shots if I want to receive picture messages I have to choose the 3G APN

I can select lte and get 4G but then MMSC doesn't work.

 

Why has Android blocked the ability to update APN settings?

 

FIDO update the APN settings so we can use MMSC on our Android 8.1 devices with 4G/LTE!

Google/Android blocking this feature of editing APN is something Apple would do (after being a long time frustrated iPhone user I am very dissapointed to come across this option blocked...)

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Re: APN Settings Need Update Android 8.1 MMSC on 3G only no MMSC on LTE

Hello @dGio,

 

Did you try taking the SIM out of the phone and see if it will allow you to edit the APN?

 

I personally experience this issue with a few phones where it was not letting me edit the APN what I did was tap on the burger menu (the 3 dots) hit save went back out then tap on the APN again and I was able to edit it now. 

 

A few times I have to do a network reset first then reboot and did the same steps above in order to edit the APN.

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Hello dGio,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Hmm, that's strange. The ltemobile.apn should have the proper settings for MMS. Are you able to delete the fido internet (ltemobile.apn) from your phone. If possible, you should be able to create a new ltemobile.apn using the settings here.

 

  Do you have a older SIM? It used to be that Fido phones used two APNs: one for internet - fido-core-appl1.apn, and the other for MMS - mms.fido.ca. However, most phones can now manage to use a single APN for both internet and MMS (specified in APN Type).

 

  **edit** Where did you find the fido internet (ltemobile.apn) settings? Fido's ltemobile.apn does not require a username nor password.**

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

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Hey there @dGio,

 

Welcome to the community Smiley

 

Be sure to input the APN settings as seen in the link provided by @Cawtau. As a side note, your ltemobile.apn settings do not require a username and password, so be sure to remove those. This should do the trick.

 

Let us know how it goes.



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Android Oreo 8.1 does not allow editing or creating APNs

 

The SIM is about 2 years old I believe.

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I cannot create or edit APN on my phone running Android Oreo 8.1

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Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Network > Access Point Names

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Hello again,

 

  After a bit of Googling, it seems to be an added feature of Oreo (see here)? This forum thread provides a method solve the issue. However, if you are unfamiliar with debugging, you should do more research before attempting any such method.

 

  Alternatively, since your SIM is about 2 years old, you might consider trying a new SIM. A new SIM might be able to push the proper APN settings to your phone.

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

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Installed SDK, opened a command shell etc...

went to apn settings but still was unable to edit/create apn settings.IMG_20181002_164545_7[1].jpgScreenshot_20181002-164529[1].png

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@Cawtau 


Hey Smiley You think you can help out with this?



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Re: APN Settings Need Update Android 8.1 MMSC on 3G only no MMSC on LTE

Hello @dGio,

 

Did you try taking the SIM out of the phone and see if it will allow you to edit the APN?

 

I personally experience this issue with a few phones where it was not letting me edit the APN what I did was tap on the burger menu (the 3 dots) hit save went back out then tap on the APN again and I was able to edit it now. 

 

A few times I have to do a network reset first then reboot and did the same steps above in order to edit the APN.

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Hello again,

 

  Sorry to hear that command code trick did not work for you. I still think it's worth to try a new SIM. Even if this supposed new feature was added to Oreo, there has to be a way for different providers to add their APNs to the phone. Using a newer SIM might allow Fido to push the proper APN(s) to the phone.

 

Aside: How did you get those APNs on the phone? Did you enter them yourself or were they automatically entered for you? What phone do you have? Was MMS working properly using LTE before your phone updated to Oreo? I only ask because I don't remember seeing the fido-core-appl1.apn referred to as GPRS, nor do I remember a ltemobile.apn with username and password...

 

  If a new SIM does not help, the only thing I can think of would be to downgrade the OS and then add or edit the APN(s) as necessary. Re-installing Oreo should then keep the proper APNs. I understand this suggestion is not ideal. You might consider contacting Google to see if they have any suggestions (and to see if this feature can be removed in future versions).

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

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Screenshot_20181003-090650.pngWooooohoooo! Fixed!!

Tapped the 3 dots at the top and it reset and now the lte has the proper MMSC listed!  Such an easy fix thank you so much.

 

I'm still really pissed at Google for blocking that feature in Android 8.1

They need to take it out. 

 

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Hey @dGio,

 

I'm glad it worked for you, sometimes the simplest thing gets overlooked.

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Oh and no I didn't take the sim out, I just went to settings for the APN and tripple clicked the 3 dots

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hi

i would get new sim, and make sure to get assistance from fido sales people to confirm apn settings, you should be good to go.

i had to get new sim card for my s9+ to get the wifi calling / voiceLTE to work , with the apn settings confirmation as well from the nice staff at Fido store in west edmonton mall.

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