Network: Google Nexus 4

Discussion in 'All help topics' started by ElyStar, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. ElyStar

    ElyStar Moderator Staff Member

    Learn how to connect to data networks (2G, 4G) and data roaming on the Google Nexus 4.

    APN & data settings
    To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
    4. Tap Mobile Networks.
    5. Tap Access Point Names.
    6. If available, tap the T-Mobile GPRS (fast.t-mobile.com) APN (the bullet point fills with blue). If not available, tap the New APN icon.
      Note: To reset your APN settings, tap the Menu key and then tap Reset to default.
    7. Verify and update the following settings for the Data APN:
      • Name: T-Mobile GPRS
      • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
      • Proxy: <Not set>
      • Port: <Not set>
      • Username: <Not set>
      • Password: <Not set>
      • Server: <Not set>
      • MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
      • MMS proxy: <Not set>
      • MMS port: <Not set>
      • MCC: 310
      • MNC: 260
      • Authentication type: <Not set>
      • APN type: default,supl,mms
      • APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
      • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
      • Enable/disable APN: <greyed out unless there are multiple APN's>
      • Bearer: Unspecified
      • MVNO type: None
    8. Tap the Menu key.
    9. Tap Save.
    10. Tap the desired APN profile you want to use. The bullet point fills with blue next to the APN profile.

    Manual network selection
    To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
    4. Tap Mobile networks.
    5. Tap Network operators.
    6. Tap Search networks.
    7. Tap the desired network.


    The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.


    Switch 2G / 4G
    To change the band between 2G and 4G, follow these steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
    4. Tap Mobile networks.
    5. Tap Preferred Network Type.
    6. Tap Use only 2G networks.

    Turn on / off Airplane mode
    Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

    To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
    4. Tap Airplane mode to turn on/off (check) wireless service.

    Turn on / off data roaming
    To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
    4. Tap Mobile networks.
    5. Tap Data roaming to turn on/off.

    Turn on / off mobile data
    To turn on or turn off mobile data, follow these steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Under Wireless & networks, tap More.
    4. Tap Mobile Networks.
    5. Tap Data Enable to turn on or off.