February 20, 2017

Reliance Jio APN Settings for 4G Android Mobiles

APN settings have to be configured first on 4G mobile to access internet via Jio network. After inserting SIM card on slot 1 specific data have to be fed and stored on device manually. If you have not received configuration SMS for automatic installation then this manual way is useful.

APN is abbreviated as Access Point Name which works as a gateway between your mobile device and network carrier to establish secured GSM / GPRS / 3G / 4G data connection. It helps to define which type of data service is required for user for example WAP (Wireless Application Protocol), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), 3G and 4G.

The network carrier checks Proxy, Port, Username, Password, Server, MMSC, MMS Proxy, MMS Port, MCC, MNC, Authentication type, APN Type, APN Protocol, APN roaming protocol, bearer and MVNO value under APN settings to establish the required data service. Here common definition to understand each value of access point.

Access Point Name Setting for Jio Definition
Name Jio4G It is chosen by user used just for naming purpose to differentiate from multiple APN and it has no effect on connection.
APN jionet The value that typed here must be matched with your network carrier.
Proxy - It is an optional field which allows to specify address of HTTP proxy.
Port - Port number is used to communicate with the proxy entered in the previous field
Username/Password - Network carrier rarely requires in order to grant access.
Server - Leave it as blank because not used in latest smartphones.
MMSC - It is abbreviated as Multimedia Messaging Service Center which is used for sending and receiving MMS. Type value that is provided by your network carrier.
MMS proxy/MMS port - Type HTTP proxy details used only for communicating with MMSC for sending and receiving MMS.
MCC/MNC - MCC is Mobile Country Code & MNC is Mobile Network Code which is mostly need not to be modified.
Authentication type - PAP, CHAP methods are used to supply your name and password to the server for establishing data connection. Since it is not usually used, the choice should be none.
APN type - Type which type of data connection is required.
APN/APN Roaming Protocol - This option is for mobile devices that supports IPv6/IPv4.
APN enable/disable - Given for general purpose whether to enable or disable APN
Bearer LTE Switching between CDMA and LTE. Select LTE if your using 4G network carrier.

Here steps to configure APN settings manually for Jio network:

1. Go to Settings then Tap on Mobile Data
2. Tap on Access Point Names
3. Tap on Add access point or tap on Add symbol given anywhere on screen
4. Type Jio4G under Name jionet under APN
5. Then tap on save and then restart your mobile

After restarting your phone make sure that you have chosen Jio4G as your default APN for slot 1 which is inserted with Jio SIM card. The following visuals are useful if you have any difficulty in understanding.

tap on settings then choose mobile data

menu for apn

create new apn

important apn settings for jio