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

Testing Your Data Connection

Start by testing your data connection, even if you are sure it doesn’t work.

Turn Wi-Fi Off
  1. Tap Home
    home
  2. Tap Settings
    001-home-screen-setting-hilighted
  3. Tap Wi-Fi
    002-settings-wifi-highlighted
  4. Tap Green Button
    003-settings-wifi-on 004-settings-wifi-off
Load Some Web Pages in Safari

With Wi-Fi turned off, load some web pages using your data connection. If they don’t load that is ok, that is the problem we are trying to fix

  1. Tap Home
    home
  2. Tap Safari

    005-home-safari-highlighted
  3. Enter http://smartphonematters.com/st-apns
    006-safari-enter-st-apns
  4. Either the web page loads or you see Could not activate cellular data network. You are not subscribed to a cellular data service”
    007-safari-st-apns-loaded 100-safari-unable-toactivatecellular
Is Your Data Connection Working?

If this is the first time through the guide keep going regardless of whether your data connection works or not.

If  you returned here from later in the guide and your data works after you installed an APN profile, you are done. Go to Finishing Up

If your data does not work and you have tried all three of the Straight Talk APN profiles. Go to Finishing Up

If your data connection does not work but you have not tried installing all the APN profiles keep going.


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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *