Table of contents

Access point names (APN) Preferred network type (2G/3G/LTE) Choose network manually Stay connected when device sleeps Private DNS Delete access point (APN) Automatic network selection VoLTE calls VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Access point names (APN)

To activate mobile datas on your Huawei device, you first need the correct APN from your mobile carrier. This setup is usually made automatically. If you want to reset your APN configuration or reset it, because your device does not connect to the internet, you will find help in the mobile settings.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 4:  Tap on  Access Point Names (APNs)
Step 5:  Open the  menu
Step 6:  Choose Between  New APN  or  Reset to default
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Mobile data
  4. Tap on Access Point Names (APNs)
  5. Open the menu
  6. Choose Between New APN or Reset to default

Preferred network type (2G/3G/LTE)

On your Huawei device, you can choose your preferred network type for each SIM card. If you have a really bad connection, for example if you use 4G/LTE, you can change your network type to 3G.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 4:  Tap on  Preferred network type
Step 5:  Choose between one of the given  options
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Mobile data
  4. Tap on Preferred network type
  5. Choose between one of the given options

Choose network manually

By default, your Huawei device always searches for the network domestic to your country. If you are near a border or live in a rural area, your device might chooses foreign nets to provide a a better reception. To choose a network manually, you need to deactivate the network search which is activated by default.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 4:  Tap on  Carrier
Step 5:  Activate or deactivate  Automatic
Step 6:  Confirm with  OK  and choose a  Network  after
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Mobile data
  4. Tap on Carrier
  5. Activate or deactivate Automatic
  6. Confirm with OK and choose a Network after

Stay connected when device sleeps

If this function is active on your Huawei smartphone, the data connection via Wi-Fi or mobile data remains on in the background when the screen is switched off.

 

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Battery
Step 3:  Tap on  More battery settings
Step 4:  Activate or deactivate  Stay connected when device sleeps
Step 5:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Battery
  3. Tap on More battery settings
  4. Activate or deactivate Stay connected when device sleeps
  5. Confirm with OK

Private DNS

Configuring a private DNS on the Huawei smartphone optimizes network security because the data is sent and received over an encrypted channel, which requires the valid host name of the DNS provider.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  More connections
Step 3:  Tap on  Private DNS
Step 4:  Enable  Configure Private DNS
Step 5:  Enter the appropriate  hostname  an tap  Back
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on More connections
  3. Tap on Private DNS
  4. Enable Configure Private DNS
  5. Enter the appropriate hostname an tap Back

Delete access point (APN)

The added access points on the Huawei smartphone can be deleted at any time if incorrect data was entered or there was a network provider update.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 4:  Tap on  Access Point Names (APNs)
Step 5:  Open the  menu 
Step 6:  Tap on  Delete APN
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Mobile data
  4. Tap on Access Point Names (APNs)
  5. Open the menu 
  6. Tap on Delete APN

Automatic network selection

If the automatic network selection was deactivated on the Huawei smartphone because another network was searched for manually, it can be reactivated afterwards, in which case we are dialed back into the standard mobile network of our provider.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 4:  Tap on  Carrier
Step 5:  Tap on  OK
Step 6:  Enable  Automatic network selection
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Mobile data
  4. Tap on Carrier
  5. Tap on OK
  6. Enable Automatic network selection

VoLTE calls

Calls are made over the 2G or 3G network by default. If VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is enabled, calls are made over the 4G network, which provides better voice quality, faster call set-up and low battery usage.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Mobile network
Step 3:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 4:  Enable or disable  VoLTE calls
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Mobile network
  3. Tap on Mobile data
  4. Enable or disable VoLTE calls

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

When setting up a VPN on the Huawei smartphone, data is encrypted, site blocking is bypassed, and our traces on the network are obscured.
Provided a valid VPN server is available, it can be easily connected or set up on the Huawei device.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  More connections
Step 3:  Tap on  VPN
Step 4:  Tap on  Add VPN network
Step 5:  Enter the appropiate  data  and tap on  Save
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on More connections
  3. Tap on VPN
  4. Tap on Add VPN network
  5. Enter the appropiate data and tap on Save

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