How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 6


This guide is for iOS 6. I have a new guide for iOS 7. See How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7. Both guides should work for iOS 7, but try the new one, I have tried to improve the process and well as update the screen shots for iOS 7.

UPDATE: NOV 19 2013

Many readers are reporting problems that they are having trouble sending or receiving MMS over the last few days. If you are having a problem  please leave a comment here: I Can’t Receive MMS Picture Messages Using Straight Talk or Net10 on My iPhone Using iOS 7.0.4

This guide describes how to set up Straight Talk  Access Point Name or APN for Data, Internet, MMS, or picture messaging for your iPhone. I documented the steps I used to set up my iPhone 5 with Straight Talk Data and MMS.  This guide should help you with any iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, or iPhone 5 running iOS 6. The guide shows step by step how to setup the Access Point Name  or APN values needed to data and MMS picture messaging working.

If you have been using Straight Talk with your iPhone and your data or MMS has suddenly stopped working, try this post.

If you are using an Android phone or smartphone other than an iPhone, this guide is not for you. Please try my generic smartphone guide.

If you are looking to switch your iPhone to Straight Talk, see the article I wrote about my experience.

Otherwise read on to find out how to setup your Straight Talk APN for Data and MMS… “How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 6”

Read the entire guide and make an give it a try before leaving a comment to ask for help.  Follow the Next Page link to begin reading the guide.


  1. Evan A Lamb III | | Reply

    I can get the data but I’m SOL on getting MMS? I’ve tried several of the straight talk soon settings on the http://unlock and I tried both the others and all I get is data. I was wanting the MMS as well.

  2. Alice | | Reply

    I have an iPhone 3gs…ios 6.1.6. Followed all the instructions and was able to get data working with the first part but when it came to switching the SIM cards for mms the Cellular Data option never showed up, even with restart. What do I do now???

    • Alice | | Reply

      And yes it is an AT&T SIM.

      • Bob Thompson | | Reply

        What SIM are you swapping with?

        • Alice | | Reply

          I tried the T-Mobile SIM swap like the instructions said, and the Cellular Data option never showed up.

          • Bob Thompson | |

            Hi Alice,
            I don’t know. It’s been a long time since I wrote this article. I seem to remember some people having that issue. Try taking a took through the comments there might have been a solution. Try a network reset of resetting all settings. Resetting Network Settings on Your iPhone

  3. Tessy | | Reply

    Tried this method still not working, BYOP. I PHONE 6 ROSE GOLD, VERIZON

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      These instructions are not for phones using straight talk’s Verizon network. What phone do you have, what version of iOS are you using?

  4. Keisha Clayton | | Reply

    I’ve tried everything and I’m still unable to send or receive mms messages or use Internet. This has been going on the last 2 days.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Could you share some details like what type of phone you have, what version of iOS, what network you are using, and what you have tried…

      • sydney | | Reply

        I have a verizon wireless phone and none of these works and the one that was sent to my phone that had vzw in the address did not work

          • sydney | |

            I have an Iphone 6. iapnupdate with VZW in the address was sent to my phone. After about 2 hours total of chatting I am told I need a new sim card.

  5. Sanne | | Reply

    Hey Bob!

    Thank you so much for this post, I tried it all but the data still does not work… I have an iPhone 6 and am using the Straight Talk Bring Your Own Phone nano simcard compatible for T Mobile. Caing a non-US number, as I am not American an that did not work though). Can you help me out?

  6. Jewels | | Reply

    It worked! It worked! It worked! Thank you!!!!

  7. Art Hughes | | Reply

    I have an old 3GS and tried the tmobile card trick. I could never get the cellular profile option to appear even after powering down and back on with the tmobile sim installed

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi art,
      What version of iOS are you using?

  8. wayne | | Reply

    cant send or recieve picture messages

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Wayne,
      Can you share some details like what wireless company you are using, which network you are on, what phone do you have, what version of software is installed on the phone.


  9. Makedrea | | Reply

    I don’t have straight talk apn settings at all on my iphone 5c

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Makedrea,
      I don’t understand the issue you are having. If your data / mnms doesn’t work and you are using the Straight Talk ATT sim, try resetting your phone to get it working. See Resetting All Your iPhone’s Settings

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