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Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

I am having issues with my phone not allowing me to edit the APN settings once I install a Public Mobile SIM card. With the sim card installed I have no option at all to change / edit the APN settings. With my old SIM card in there I am able to add / edit the APN settings but once I put in the settings required for Public Mobile it won't even allow me to save them with an error message stating "Operator does not allow addings APNs of type*. " I can make / receive calls but I have no access to data or SMS/MMS Messaging.

 

This issue is directly related to the Public Mobile SIM card, is there a fix / work around for this or am I going to have to switch to a different service provider and be out the money I already paid?

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

Use the + sign, and create a Public Mobile 2, with the differences in the APN only.

Oracle

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

@jalc57, what you have encountered is actually an android 8.1 quirk.  If you need to edit the APN, check out this link for instructions.  You can use adb or download the app to invoke the add APN function.

 

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/solved-fido-apn-miui-10-cant-add-apn-2239645/#p30122708

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

After removing and reinstalling the SIM Card 15+ times it finally picked up the APN settings required. Hopefully it stays working and Google can get this issue sorted out in their next update.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1


@jalc57 wrote:

After removing and reinstalling the SIM Card 15+ times it finally picked up the APN settings required. Hopefully it stays working and Google can get this issue sorted out in their next update.


Glad you got it sorted. Some android based phones, one of the LG models for sure, requires a phone reset to change carriers.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

@jalc57

I was just going to say..remove and re install the sim 15 times..😀...lol...wow tho..hope it keeps going..

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

It's not Public Mobile disallowing changes to the APN settings, nor is it a sim card issue.  This is completely on the cell phone manufactuer, specifically relating to the software on the device. Some models allow for changes or addition to APN settings with Android 8.1, while some do not. 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

i was told its not pm its my phone .hmmmthank you  

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

really i was told dufferently now thanks 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Public Mobile Will Not Allow APN Settings Android 8.1

I had the exact same issue.  What worked for me is I ordered a Roam Mobility sim card (Amazon $4.95), took my PM sim out, popped the roam one in, was able to manually add PM APN, put my PM SIM back in and Voila!