How to Setup EDGE on iPhone | How to Setup GPRS on iPhone

How to Setup EDGE / GPRS on Your iPhone

Prerequisites: APN from your carrier.

Before following this guide, contact your carrier and ask them to enable EDGE/GPRS and send you settings for iPhone (APN).

Here’s your part of job:

Press Settings icon from SpringBoard of your iPhone. and then go to General Menu.


Press Network Menu and then go to Cellular Data Networking.


Now, under APN field, enter the APN that you received from your Carrier.

If you want to use EDGE right now. Press network button at top left (left screen shot) then turn Data Roaming ON.


Now you have Setup Edge / GPRS on your iPhone and ready to surf internet.


Don’t forget to turn data roaming OFF when you’re done with internet usage. otherwise it will keep running resulting in a big iPhone Bills.

Have Fun!

26 comments… add one
MITESH July 1, 2009, 7:29 am


Red Hawk August 27, 2009, 10:59 pm

Just giving APN Name does not activate your GPRS this is crap info I recieved the Access Point, Home page, Proxy, port numbers to setup Wap.
There is no mention of these settings in this post its just a bull’s shit!!!!

sara January 1, 2010, 11:00 pm

a sta je to apn od vasetg korisnika i kako doci do toga

xnepali February 22, 2010, 10:22 pm

Hey, dont know about others, but mine worked perfectly by just entering APN name.

And my proxy, port numbers are all left blank.

I guess it all depends upon the service given my your mobile company.


robba March 21, 2010, 9:03 pm

I am having a problem to use the internet on my iPhone using cellular data network my phone is version 3.1.2 carrier 5.0 with Firmware 05.11.07 8Gb And my carrier is ETH-MTN Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation I have subscribed for GPRC service and my SIM card is working fine the internet on Nokia phone accessories and my iPhone shows the E cellular data network icon and I have put the APN but when I try to Brows the web it says “could not activate cellular data network” what is the problem and what can I do?

iPhoneHeat March 22, 2010, 3:53 pm

ask your service provider to set it up on your iPhone

devgolani June 26, 2010, 11:26 pm

wow, it worked like charm, and please dont write bad about anything which you dont know, so stop saying ill…

thanks a, you rocks

RIO July 10, 2010, 2:25 am

hi i need help i want to use it with tomtom 720 to get tomtom traffic is it possible to get it to work

Jhan July 30, 2010, 6:39 pm

where can i find the carrier to enable EDGE/GPRS and send me a settings for iPhone (APN).

Sam September 22, 2010, 12:37 pm

It worked for me too
I just enter the APN value and that’s it
but if you want to use GPRS as a default internet connection
turn off WLAN

tejasss007 October 8, 2010, 2:03 am

Use the zipped file from this link

modify it after making a config and exporting it as given in this link

mail the .mobileconfig to urself
dwnld it on ur iphone n install
reboot iphone n voils gprs works

Fix for Vodafone GPRS India (Mumbai) on ios 4.1 iphone 3gs

tejasss007 October 8, 2010, 2:06 am

from breant kearny link u will get the x.mobileconfig file for disabling
after doing what’s given in the broadbandforum u will get y.mobileconfig file for enabling Vodafone gprs, but this doesn’t work, so compare the two files and add the values from the y.mobileconfig file to the x.mobileconfig file.
Mail urself the x.mobileconfig file n install on iphone by clicking on it in ur mail.

ashraf ali December 1, 2010, 8:11 pm

not working at all
i have just unlock the iphone2g but i m not able to install game through pc or cydia.
can any body help me to install app on my iphone to pc

gylely January 28, 2011, 10:55 am

wow!..this really works!..thank you very much!

shuvo March 28, 2011, 3:06 pm

hey cant config internet for version 4. they dont show any cellular data network, rather only showing the option on/off for mobile data. pls help me out….!!!!

sajdiullahkhan April 5, 2011, 10:34 am


maricel May 15, 2011, 12:07 pm

please help me to subscribe GPRS using my iphone tianxin h003 tv.

Lolguy May 19, 2011, 7:23 am

A++++++ worked perfectly in Costa Rica, awasome post!

Thanks a lot!

azim suleman June 25, 2011, 11:16 am

WOW it works great….in MTN afghanistan……just put APN ……..restart your ipone and surf internet……….thanks.. iphoneheart..

krishna September 26, 2011, 4:12 pm

nithig work at all

bigwaverider October 31, 2011, 1:02 pm

i live in the philippines and did a google search for my provider smart and for apn it says to enter internet … it worked. google has all the aNSWERS JUST ASK.thats how my techie friend weened me off asking him for every little advise. thanks google now i know why your stock is worth so much!

bekineba March 30, 2012, 7:20 pm

Help me iphone 4 sim card insttellion in ethiopia

aminpanshiri July 12, 2012, 11:03 am

hi guys this amin from afghanistan i have iphone4 with etisalat sim card ineed your helps
is there any one can tell how i can activate my gprs internet on my i phone4
i need the etisalat gprs setting for iphone4
please send it to me

Ayfo December 17, 2012, 7:03 pm

I have iphone 4s. this mobile cuts every minute so please help me how to stop this things?

hadia June 29, 2014, 11:37 pm

aoa….i hve iphone 4s odure…with iso 7.1 .i want to turn on celluler internet tell me the cell does not show ANP

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