MTN APN Internet settings

After resetting your phone or switching SIM cards, you are required to input MTN APN internet settings (for MTN Uganda subscribers) to access the internet.

At times these (APN) Access Point Name, Internet settings update themselves automatically but in some cases, they fail which requires you to input them manually.

In case you are in such a situation, and you are puzzled about how to set things up, (do not worry)

This is a straightforward guide meant to help you (MTN Uganda subscribers) on how to easily set MTN APN internet settings manually and automatically to access the internet.

Note that this works for all 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks.

For Airtel Uganda subscribers you can follow the steps in this guide on how to easily set Airtel APN Internet settings for more info.

Use the table of content below to skim to the section of your choice.

Let’s dive right in!

What is APN?

APN in full is Access Point Name. An APN (Access Point Name) is the one that allows your device’s network to connect to the internet.

You can easily get the MTN internet settings automatically on your phone without the need of doing it manually by following the steps below;

How to get MTN APN Internet Settings Automatically.

  • Dial *160*10# on MTN
MTN APN Internet settings
  • Chose option 1 to send internet settings on your number.
MTN APN Internet settings
  • The MTN internet settings will be sent automatically to your phone.

However, if the Automatic method fails proceed to input the MTN APN Internet settings manually with the procedure below;

How to SET MTN APN internet Settings UGANDA step by step.

  • Head to Settings on your phone.
  • Tap Network & Internet.
  •  Click Mobile Network.
APN Internet settings Uganda
  • Tap on Access Point Names.

  • Click on the “+” icon to add new MTN APN Internet settings.

MTN APN Internet settings

Proceed and input the settings to appear as stated below.

MTN APN Internet Settings Uganda.

  • Name: MTN Uganda
  • APN: internet
  • Proxy: Not set (Leave it blank)
  • Username: Not Set (Leave it blank)
  • Password: Not Set (Leave it blank)
  • Port: Not Set (Leave it blank)
  • Server: Not Set (Leave it blank)
  • MMSC: Not Set (Leave it blank)
  • MCC : (641)
  • MNC : (10)
  • Authentication type: Not set
  • APN type: (default,supl)
  • APN protocol: (IPv4)
  • APN Roaming Protocol: (IPV4)
  • Bearer: (Unspecified)
  • MVNO Type: None
  • MVNO Value: Not Set

Related: How to easily set Airtel APN internet settings.


After inputting the MTN APN internet settings as listed above, your device will automatically connect to the internet and the internet bars will show up.

However, if they do not show up and you still face difficulty restart your phone and everything will work just fine.

Let me know in the comment section of any difficulties you face during the process.

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