How to Setup 3G Network Options in Nokia Lumia Mobiles – All Networks

Many 3G service providers send automatic GPRS and MMS settings according to the smart phone as we insert the SIM. But sometimes they don’t come due to network problems or such, so we have to enter these details manually to get the 3G access and Internet . All the Nokia Lumia series will have a similar mobile network settings to connect the Internet. Since most of us don’t know how to enter these settings manually, we thought of writing them in detail. Please go through steps to setup your 3G network connection in Nokia Lumia.

How to Setup 3G Network Options in Nokia Lumia Mobiles:

Windows Phone 8 devices - Lumia 520

If you are unable to connect the Internet from your Lumia phone, try following these simple steps to get instant access.

Step 1: Go to Settings and go to Settings.

Step 2: Click on Mobile Internet.

Step 3: You will find your active network on the first tab (Eg: Vodafone IN)

Step 4: Click on Data Connection and switch it to ON.

(This depends on the service agreement, you may incur extra changes when using data roaming.)

Step 5: Click on Data Roaming Options and Enable Roam.

Step 6: Click on Highest Connection Speed and put it on 3G.

Step 7: Click on Network Selection and put it to automatic.

Step 8: Click on edit APN and enter WWW in the APN section

Step 9: Ignore the other settings in edit APN to blank.

Step 10: Click on Done and come back to home screen.

Step 11: Restart your phone and start using the Internet.

That’s it! You have successfully entered the GPRS and 3G settings to your Nokia Lumia mobile. These APN settings are applicable to all 3G network providers like Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Aircel and Etc. You have to just follow the 11 steps which we mentioned above. If you are still confused about the steps, please check the below video for better understanding.

We hope this article might helped you in setting up your phone manual GPRS settings. Let us know your queries via comments in the below section.

About Satish Kumar

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  1. Great post! You have explained everything and enjoyed the video tutorial. Good luck.

  2. G Prajeet says:

    It is not working with BSNL. Please tell me

  3. Reagan D'souza says:

    plz help me i hv activated 3G Reliance,but can’t use it b’coz of settings not installed in my nokia Lumia 720 plz guide me n cant’t find the APN section ..were we hv to edit it plz help me.

  4. Ankit Maheshwari says:

    I m using lumia 610 with reliance. Recharged with 3g data pack bt I m not getting the “G” or “H” signal and therefore not able to use 3g even after recharge. Still net is running on “E” signal. Please help me to activate 3g.

  5. m not getting d option of edit apn while doing gprs setting..plzz help out

  6. m using lumia 720 with bsnl sim..!!!! i cant access the wcdma signal in my town..i dont have an option like edit APN nd i cant delete access point settings….wat should i do???

  7. Actually if i activate data roam then the main balance also deducts but 3g runs and if i put off my data roam then 3g does not work. Plz suggest that what can i do to prevent the main balance loss and run 3g on my lumia 625( idea)..

  8. I contacted Reliance and got to know that I should switch on to WCDMA to access 3G. I use a Nokia Lumia 510 and not able to find option where I can move from GSM to WCDMA..

    What is the issue? Can you please suggest a solution? INteresting it was running but after the last recharge of Rs. 156 (1GB) its not running on G/H. Its just “E”

  9. help me……..i m using lumia 630…..before it i had samsung galaxy s duos…at that mobile
    3g or h on bsnl sim was cming…bt i hv changed my phone….nw 3g or h is nt cming???
    only E is there……what can i do?????

    • Go to Settings>Cellular + SIM>SIM settings and change Highest Connection Speed to 3G.

      • bt rahul g i did this… bt again 3g or h signal is nt cm….. yesterday i changed my bsnl sim in another mobile…at that tme 3g or h signal was cming…what do u think…is there any problem in mobile???? that nt connect with 3g or h…..thanx


  11. I am using BSNL sim with lumia 520. How to activate internet ??

  12. am using lumia 925 but no option to set highest connection speed n therefore in a 3g location i dont get network

  13. to enable 3G network in my phone (nokia lumia 625) the option edit APN is not available please help me to connect to 3G network

  14. Prashant kumar says:

    To enable 3G network in my phone (NOKIA LUMIA 520) . The option edit APN is not available so please help me to connected 3G network.

  15. Hiii plzzzz help mee im using Lumia 520 nd Aircel service not able to connect 3G and settings plzzz help mee out

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