Finding and Removing Your iPhone’s Straight Talk Configuration Profile

Introduction

This article explains how to find and remove a Straight Talk Wireless carrier settings configuration profile on your iPhone. This article is only for the iPhone. The article is part of a series of articles that explain how to set up your Straight Talk APN on the iPhone. If you not sure what your APN is or which Straight Talk network you are using, see Setting up Straight Talk Wireless APN for Cellular Data, Internet, MMS Picture Messages on Your iPhone Using iOS 8.

Checking for Installed Profiles

You might have a Straight Talk cellular settings configuration profile installed on your iPhone. If so, find and delete it. Follow the steps below.

  1. Press Home
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  2. Tap Settings
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  3. Tap General
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  4. Scroll to the bottom of General
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    Look closely at the bottom of the screen and between VPN and Reset

No Profiles

If Reset is below VPN, you do not have any profiles installed. You are done.
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If are reading this as part of Setting up Straight Talk Wireless APN for Cellular Data, Internet, MMS Picture Messages on Your iPhone Using iOS 8, you can return there now.


One or More Profiles

If Profile or Profiles is between VPN and Reset you have at least one profile installed. There are a number of different types of profiles that could be installed on your iPhone for different reasons. You need to check to see if one these is a cellular settings configuration profile. You can only have one cellular settings profile installed at any given time.
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Finding your Cellular Settings Configuration Profile

With one profile installed, you’ll see the profile name to the right of Profile. With two or more profiles you’ll see the number of profiles installed to the right of Profiles. Read this section carefully. Don’t worry about following it step by step. You just want to learn to find the cellular settings configuration profile if it is installed.

Example – Cellular Settings Configuration Profile

  1. From Settings->General, look for Profile or Profiles
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  2. Tap Profile (if present)
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    In this example the name of the profile is StraightTalk. In this case, it’s obvious this is the profile you are looking for, but it’s possible to have a cellular settings configuration profile with a different name.

  3. Tap Profiles (if present)
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    In this example there are two profiles, Straight Talk and ibVPN. Both are configuration profiles. Only one is an cellular settings configuration profile however.

  4. Tap StraightTalk (the first profile in the list)
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    Notice this profile contains Cellular Settings. The first indication this is the profile to delete.

  5. Tap More Details…
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  6. Under Cellular Settings Tap Advanced Settings
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    Note in this example the APN Name is att.mvno. This is the profile setting your APN and is the profile you want to delete.

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  7. Tap StraightTalk (or whatever the profile name is)
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Example – NOT a Cellular Settings Configuration Profile

Before learning how to delete your cellular settings configuration profile, let’s take a look at the other profile, ibVPN, from the example above.

  1. From Profiles Tap ibVPN
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    Notice this profile contains 4 VPN Settings. The first indication this is NOT a cellular settings configuration profile

  2. Tap More Details…
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    Notice this profile contains 4 VPN settings and no APN Settings. If a profile does NOT have APN settings, do NOT delete it.

  3. Tap Profile
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    To exit More Details..

  4. Tap Profiles
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    to return to the list of profiles

Removing Your Cellular Data Configuration Profile

Once you have identified your cellular settings configuration profile, delete it.

Steps

  1. Tap Delete Profile
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  2. Enter Your Passcode if Required
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  3. Tap Delete
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Finished

You are done. If you are reading this article as part of Setting up Straight Talk Wireless APN for Cellular Data, Internet, MMS Picture Messages on Your iPhone Using iOS 8, you can return there now.

8 Comments

  1. Lucas | | Reply

    I have an iPhone 8+ with straight talk at&t. But I cannot download an APN. It says I cannot have more than one installed at once, but when I click on profile, here is nothing in there. And also, I have no service or just TFW but no LTE or 3G. I NEED HELP!

  2. Shirley | | Reply

    I’m a bit scared to do this. Every time I have to deal with straight talk customer service they mess up my phone or my account. How will this not mess my phone up? I just got a text saying I need to do this this morning. Don’t you need cellular data?

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      It depends why you want to do this. Many people install the wrong profile and ask my why data doesn’t work. And some people install it when its not needed. For example, if you use ST’s ATT network, or until recently, you didn’t need it for the Verizon network. For most people, it’s simple enough to reinstall.

      If you have concerns, don’t remove it.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi,
      Did you mean to ask a question or leave a comment?

  3. laura | | Reply

    hello, I have an iphone 4s ios 9 tmobile phone that i changed over to straighttalk. i have deleted my profile and i use the wap.tracfone apn settings. i am able to text and get internet but no mms. What can I do to get my mms working?

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