Telstra APN Settings for Fast internet speed (Updated)

Here’s exactly the best APN settings for Telstra, which can improve internet speed. Moreover, it makes it easier for you to stay connected to the internet. For Android and iOS devices, it has improved internet speed for all users who tried it and is officially recommended.

  • Telstra APNs: Access Point Names for mobile data connection.
  • Main APNs:
    • telstra.internet: Regular internet access.
    • telstra.wap: (Less common) Telstra’s older WAP portal.
  • Check your current APN: Varies by device, consult your user manual.
  • Change APN only if needed: For troubleshooting or instructed by Telstra.
  • Troubleshooting tips: Restart device, check network coverage, contact Telstra support.

An Access Point Name (APN) acts like an address, allowing your mobile device to connect to Telstra’s mobile data network. This guide explains Telstra APNs and how to manage them for optimal mobile data experience in Australia.

Best Telstra Internet APN Settings

APN NameTelstra Internettelstra.internet
Username(Leave blank)(Leave blank)
Password(Leave blank)(Leave blank)
Authentication type(Leave blank)(Leave blank)
This table provides a general overview of Telstra APN settings for Android and iOS devices

Note: It’s crucial to consult your device’s user manual for specific instructions and any additional APNs required for your device model or plan.

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saving telstra internet configuration

Understanding Telstra APNs

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Telstra offers two main APNs:

  • telstra.internet: This is the primary APN used for regular internet access on your phone or tablet.
  • telstra.wap: This is an older APN used for Telstra’s WAP portal, which is less common nowadays.

There are also other, less frequently used APNs for specific purposes, such as Telstra MMS.

Checking Your Current APN Settings

The process for checking your current APN settings varies depending on your device’s operating system (Android, iOS, etc.) and specific model.

Important: Always refer to your device’s user manual for detailed instructions on accessing and managing APN settings.

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Changing Your APN Settings (if necessary)

Caution: Only change your APN settings if you are experiencing issues with mobile data or if specifically instructed by Telstra. Doing so unnecessarily might disrupt your connection.

Here’s a general guide on changing APN settings for different operating systems, but refer to your device’s user manual for specific steps:

How To Telstra Setup APN Settings for Android and iOS devices

If you use Telstra mobile service, you likely need to configure an Access Point Name (APN) on your device to access data services. When setting up a Telstra APN, I recommend you follow these steps:

On an Android Phone

  • Go into your Settings and tap on Network & Internet (or Mobile Networks)
  • Select Advanced/SIM cards and choose your Telstra SIM
  • Tap on Access Point Names and add a new APN if none exist
  • For the new APN enter:
    • Name: Telstra Internet
    • APN: telstra.internet
  • Leave other fields blank
  • Save your Telstra Internet APN
  • Select this new APN to activate it
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Here’s the full guide to setup and fill details into APN.

On an iPhone

  • Go to Settings then Cellular
  • Tap Cellular Data Options followed by APN
  • Add new APN if needed
  • For the new APN, enter:
    • APN: telstra.internet
  • Save the Telstra APN you created
  • It will now be available for your iPhone mobile data

These steps work well in my experience when setting up a Telstra APN. If you run into any issues getting your data working, let me know in the comments!

Troubleshooting Tips

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In my experience, if simply changing the APN to telstra.internet doesn’t fix your mobile data issues, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try that have worked for me:

1. Restart your device – I find a device restart can clear up temporary network glitches.

2. Check network coverage – I look at the signal bars on my phone and refer to Telstra’s coverage map ( to check for known outages.

3. Verify the SIM card – I turn my device off, gently clean the SIM, check it’s inserted properly, then restart.

4. Check for software updates – Outdated device software sometimes causes connectivity problems in my experience, so I check for any available updates.

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5. You can try Resetting your network settings (Warning: will erase saved WiFi & Bluetooth connections)

On Android, I go to Settings > System > Reset options > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth. On an iPhone, I go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Network Settings.

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6. Contact Telstra support – If I still have issues after trying these troubleshooting tips, I recommend contacting Telstra directly – they can diagnose based on your specific situation.

Additional things I try:

  • Ensure my dual SIM device has the right SIM set for data
  • Remove any VPN or custom DNS settings
  • Try in different locations to see if it’s a localized network issue

I hope these troubleshooting steps help resolve your Telstra mobile data problems.


That’s it for the blog post today. I hope you find it helpful and interesting because we have tried the same APN or internet configuration settings for six Telstra users, and they have found it helpful. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section, and if you have any doubts, feel free to ask in the comments or contact us directly.

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