In this article, I’m going to show you how to look up your Straight Talk Wireless APN settings online at straighttalk.com and explain some things you need to now.
Lookup Up Your APN
Follow the steps below or watch the video to see how to look up your APN.
1. In your web browser, visit straighttalk.com
2. Under the search bar in the top right corner, Click Data Settings
3. Enter Your Phone Number or SIM card number.
4. Click Operating System
5. From Select the Operating System:. Select Android (I recommend you just select Android)
6. From Select the OS Versions:, (I recommend you just select Android 4.0)
7. Click Search
Your APN Settings should be displayed on the bottom left side of the screen. As of August 2016, Straight Talk’s APN settings are as follows.
Straight Talk AT&T Compatible SIM Card
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Straight Talk T-Mobile Compatible SIM Card
Straight Talk CDMA LTE Compatible SIM Card (Verizon)
Straight Talk does not offically provide the APN settings for their Verizon network. You can find them on smartphonematters.com here: Straight Talk APN Settings
Once you know your APN settings, you’ll need to enter them into your smartphone’s Settings app.
Setting Up The APN for Your Phone
The exact steps are different depending on which phone you have and which software version you have. To learn more about setting up the APN on your phone, you can follow Straight Talk’s instructions. APN Instructions should be displayed on the bottom left side of the screen.
The instructions displayed here are for Android 4.0. To ore specific instructions for your phone, repeat the steps above for your specific phone.
1. Click Handset Manufacturer
2. From Select the Handset Manufacturer, select your Brand
3. From Handset Model, select your Model
4. Click Search
The APN Instructions should be displayed on the bottom right of straighttalk.com. Note that smartphonematters.com, has a number of articles that show you step-by-step set up the APN for a number of different phone models.
I Can’t Find the APN Settings On My Phone
Nobody really wants to have to set the APN settings on their phone. All of this should just work automatically. On many phones today, your phone figures out and sets your APN settings automatically. Unfortunately, in many cases when they do this, the APN setting page or options are hidden from you. This provents you from viewing or setting the APN settings yourself.
I Got An Error or No Results
Using Straight Talk’s BYOP Program with the Verizon or Sprint CDMA networks
Sometimes you’ll see the error message, The Phone Number or the last 15 digits of the SIM card you entered does not belong to our GSM Bring Your Own Phone Program. Please note there is no need to update your APN Data settings if you have a Sprint or CDMA phone.
For some reason, straighttalk.com’s HOW TO UPDATE DATA SETTINGS feature only works with phones that use Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone(BYOP) program and use one of Straight Talk’s GSM Networks (AT&T and T-Mobile). According to Straight Talk, you don’t need to update the APN settings for these phones.
If you are using Straight Talk’s BYOP Program with their CDMA LTE compatible SIM card (Verizon network) you can find the APN S settings here. I currently don’t know the APN settings for Straight Talk’s Sprint network. Note, that for Straight Talk’s Verizon and Sprint networks, your phone should set up the APN automatically and if you are having problems with your cellular data, MMS picture messages, or group text messages the problem could be the APN or something else.
Using A Straight Talk Phone
Straight Talk says theHOW TO UPDATE DATA SETTINGS feature only works with phones that use Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone(BYOP). Some people using Straight Talk smartphones on their GSM AT&T or T-Mobile networks report they are able to look up their APN Settings, others not.
While writing this arcticle, straighttalk.com’s HOW TO UPDATE DATA SETTINGS feature was not working correctly when I tried to use it from the browser on my Mac. Other readers have occasionally reported problems too. Usually Straight Talk corrects any problems with straighttalk.com within a day.