How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7

Test Your Settings

Once you have finished entering your Cellular Data Network settings, restart your iPhone and test data, mms picture messages and group text messages.

Restart Your iPhone

After entering the Cellular Data values,  restart your iPhone, and test.

Test Your Data Connection

The first section of this guide had detailed steps that show you how to test your data connection using Safari. Make sure your Wi-Fi connection is off.

Test Your MMS Picture Messaging

Before you test MMS Picture Messaging, make sure you turn off iMessage and turn on MMS Messaging and Group Messaging.

  1. Tap  Home
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Messages
  4. Tap the button next to iMessage if it green to turn it off.
  5. Tap the button next to MMS Messaging if it white to turn it on
  6. Tap the button next to Group Messaging if it white to turn it on
  7. Tap Home
  8. Tap Messages

When you test MMS make sure you message are green and not blue. If they are blue, you are still using iMessage. iMessage uses your data connection, not MMS picture messaging.

Test Your Group Text Messages

I do not use group text messages. If you do, test both sending and receiving. Group text messaging uses MMS not SMS.

If Your Data or MMS doesn’t work

If after doing the SIM swap your data doesn’t work, repeat the process and enter just your Data APN. Do not worry about MMS. If you followed the first part of this guide, you should have found the correct data APN when you installed the APN profile.  Enter your Data APN carefully,  iOS 7 likes to change it back on you while you are editing. If it still doesn’t work. you can try the other two data APNs and see if one of those work.  If none of these work, go back to the first section of the guide and try the APN profiles again. If you get your data to work, you can then try the SIM swap again and enter the values for both data and MMS.

If it still doesn’t work, leave a comment.

If your data works, but not MMS, SIM swap again and try some of the alternative sets  of values that match your Data APN.  Again be carefully while entering the values, iOS 7 likes to change them back on you.

Finishing Up

If you get to this section, you are done. Please leave a comment and let me know if the guide worked for you and which settings you used. Your comments help me improve the guide and help other readers too. When other readers see that the guide worked for you, it gives them the confidence to try.

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1,315 Comments

  1. Anonymous | | Reply

    Straight talk on galaxy note, changd apn, voice and data works fine but no text or pics in or out?

  2. TONY KLOAK | | Reply

    Yes please help me out .
    I have an iPhone 4 running on just 3G . I need it help on getting 4g lte running please. Thank you

  3. Lex Giron | | Reply

    I still can’t send mms or group messages i have a T-Mobile iPhone 5s and use strait talk I have tried everything my software is ios9.2.1 if you can help I would greatly appreciate it

  4. Charles Lewis Nichols | | Reply

    i had just left you an commite someone is still trying to steal from me mine phone

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Charles,
      I don’t understand what you are asking..

  5. Jacob | | Reply

    Bought iPhone4 off my uncle that was previously activated through at&t, I want to switch the phone carrier to straight talk. I called straight talk and they sent me a new sim for the phone. I’m ready to activate but am causious as my uncle purchased an activation kit from Walmart, set phone up only to realize the internet/data didn’t work. Calling and messaging worked but not imsg. I want the phone strictly for the Internet so I don’t want to buy a 45$ card if I can’t recieve data? What am I doing wrong? Is there something in settings i could check for that i possibly have turned off HELP!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Jacob,
      Assuming you are using the straight talk att sim your data should work. If you update your phone to the latest version of iOS 7, data should work automatically. Obviously, I can’t speak to what problem your uncle may have had and when you sign up for straight talk, there is always some risk that you might not be able to get it to work. They don’t like to give refunds either, so you’ll spend time arguing them trying to get one.

      Take a look at to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7

  6. Sherelle | | Reply

    I was wike Naked Mobile and now I am with straigh talk, my data is not working and i tried to enter to APN stuff and reboot my phone.

  7. Cindy knight | | Reply

    No luck get mms picture messages

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