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O2 APN Settings for Iphone

mobile phone apnIf you are in the UK and you wish to setup your APN on your mobile phone then the instruction have been listed below. The APN settings are show on a Iphone 6 in pictures so you can understand the process of setting up the APN on your Iphone or any other phone for that matter.

O2 APN Settings

Note that there are a number of APN’s depending on your subscription.

Pay Monthly iPhone
APN: idata.o2.co.uk

Pay Monthly non-iPhone Tariff
APN: mobile.o2.co.uk

Pay & Go iPhone
APN: payandgo.o2.co.uk

The following would be the steps to change the setting depending on which type of Iphone you currently have. Iphone 5 and Iphone 5 uses the same settings however Iphone 7 users a different process as can be seen below. Note that all iPhones come with the iPhone Pay Monthly APN configured as default.

iOS 5 and iOS6:

To check the APN select Settings > General > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Network > APN


To check the APN select Settings > Mobile > Mobile Data Network > APN

From the home screen:

  • Tap Settings.


  • In the first section tap General.


Tap Network.


Tap Mobile Data Network.


Now enter Settings


Enter the following settings into the onscreen form, without changing any other settings:

Mobile/Cellular Data:

APN – idata.o2.co.uk (PAYGpayandgo.o2.co.uk)
Username – vertigo (PAYGpayandgo)
Password – password
Visual Voicemail:
APN – idata.o2.co.uk (PAYG – not used)
Username – vertigo (PAYG – not used)
Password – password (PAYG – not used)


APN – idata.o2.co.uk (PAYGpayandgo.o2.co.uk)
Username – vertigo (PAYGpayandgo)
Password – password
MMSC – http://mmsc-ac.mms.o2.co.uk:10021/mmsc
MMS Proxy –
MMS Max Message Size – 2097152
(As a check, the image below shows blue text in the fields you should have completed)


Finally, turn your iPhone off and then back on again



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