Data connection

Data connection

When you turn on your phone for the first time, it will be automatically set up to use your mobile operator's data connection (if the SIM card is inserted).

Turning the data connection on or off

Turning your data connection off can help save battery life and save money on data charges. However, if you don’t have data connection turned on and you’re also not connected to a Wi-Fi network, you won’t receive automatic updates to your email, social network accounts, and other synchronized information.
  1. On the Start screen, tap .
  2. Tap Settings > cellular.
  3. Tap the Data connection On/Off switch.

Adding a new access point

An access point name (APN) is the address your phone uses to connect to the data network. By default, APNs are set automatically when your phone is first set up. If your cellular data connection isn't working, try entering a new APN based on your location and mobile operator.
Important: Before adding, have the access point name and settings (including username and password if required) from your mobile operator ready.
  1. On the Start screen, tap .
  2. Tap Settings > cellular.
  3. Tap add apn.
  4. Enter the APN and other required settings.
  5. Tap to save.

Enabling data roaming

Connect to your mobile operator’s partner networks and access data services when you’re out of your mobile operator’s coverage area.

Warning: Using data services while roaming will be costly. Check with your mobile operator for data roaming rates before you use data roaming.
  1. On the Start screen, tap .
  2. Tap Settings > cellular.
  3. Tap the Data roaming options box, and then tap roam.
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