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

The screenshots in this guide display the network name, HOME.  With the iOS 7.0.3 update the Straight Talk network name changed to TFW.  

Setting up Your Data and Internet Connection

027-profiles-install-st-profile-done-highlighted The first section of this guide shows you how to set up your data and internet connection.  The second section shows you how to set up data, internet, MMS picture messages and group texts.

Your iPhone needs setup information for its data, internet, MMS picture messaging, and group texts to work. When you use your iPhone with AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint service the phone automatically sets itself up. When you use your iPhone with Straight Talk service it sets itself up incorrectly and you need add the set up information yourself.

Apple  made sure the iPhone automatically sets itself up so that AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint customers don’t have to. Apple is working to do the same for Straight Talk customers but it’s still is 100% so you might need to set the phone up yourself.

This guide is will show you step by step how to enter this setup information.  This setup information includes your Access Point Name (APN), Multimedia Message Service Center (MMSC) and MultiMedia Message Service Proxy (MMS Proxy). You may not know what they heck any of that means or where to find that information, but this guide will help you with that.

The first section of this guide will show you how to use the Safari web browser to install a file on your iPhone that will set up your data connection. The second section will show you how to go into your iPhone’s Settings to enter this information directly.

Follow the guide. There are some tricky parts. This doesn’t require technical skills. Just read and carefully follow each step.


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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