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

Method 1 – Install Straight Talk’s APN Profile to get Your Data Connection working

You have to set the Access Point Names or APNs to get data and MMS services working. When you use AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon service, this happens automatically. When you use Straight Talk you set it up yourself.

You can download a Carrier APN profile from the web to get you data connection working. Straight Talk has  three different Carrier APN profiles on the Straight Talk web site. Download and try each of the Carrier APN profiles until you find one that works. The Carrier APN profile will only setup your internet or data connection, not MMS. Yes you read correctly, the Carrier APN profile does not set up MMS. The next section of this guide explains how to set up both data and MMS. I recommend you use the Carrier APN Profiles from Straight Talk to get your data service working first. After data works, try the corresponding MMS APN and other information needed for picture messaging.

1. From your Home Screen, Tap Safari. Type Tap Go

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2. Safari closes. Install Profile opens. Tap Install. Tap Install Now

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3. Tap Done.  Safari reopens.


4. Turn your iPhone off.  Turn it back on. Make sure  you turned the power off, not just put it to sleep.
5. After restart, Tap Settings->WiFi->Off

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6. From the Home Screen, Tap Safari


  1. Barbara | | Reply

    I have no cellular data

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. Jewels | | Reply

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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.


  10. 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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