Tesco Mobile APN Settings for Fast and Better Speeds!

Here’s the complete guide to what you need: the Tesco APN settings. These settings can improve internet speed, enhance connectivity, and fix all network-related problems on Tesco Mobile APN.

Tesco Mobile APN Settings


Username(Leave blank)
Password(Leave blank)
Authentication typePAP or CHAP (usually not required)
MNC30 (Ireland) or 15 (UK)
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Username(Leave blank)
Password(Leave blank)
Authentication typePAP or CHAP (usually not required)
MNC30 (Ireland) or 15 (UK)
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How to Get Tesco Mobile APN Settings

Tesco Mobile offers two ways to obtain the correct APN settings:

Option 1: Automatic Configuration

The simplest method is to receive the settings automatically via SMS. Simply text “data” to 174705 and follow the instructions to install the received configuration.

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Option 2: Manual Configuration

If you prefer manual setup or the automatic method fails, you can use the following details:

  • APN: tescomobile.liffeytelecom.com
  • Username: (leave blank)
  • Password: (leave blank)

Important Note: These are the standard settings and might differ for certain devices or prepaid plans. Always refer to Tesco Mobile’s official website or contact customer support for the most up-to-date information.

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Setting Up APN on Different Devices

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For Android

  • When I configured the APN settings on my Android device, I followed these steps:
    • First, I opened the Settings app.
    • Then, I tapped on Connections.
    • After that, I selected Mobile networks and then Access Point Names.
  • Once I was in the Access Point Names menu, I tapped the Menu button, usually located in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • From the menu options, I chose New APN.
  • In the New APN screen, I entered the specific details mentioned in the table above, such as the APN, MMSC, MMS proxy, etc.
  • After entering all the necessary information, I made sure to save the new APN by tapping the Save button or selecting Save from the menu.
  • Finally, I returned to the Access Point Names menu and selected the newly created APN to set it as my default data connection.

For Apple

  • Configuring the APN settings on my iPhone required the following steps:
    • I launched the Settings app from the home screen.
    • Next, I scrolled down and tapped on Mobile Data.
    • Then, I selected Mobile Data Network.
  • In the Mobile Data Network settings, I located the APN field.
  • I entered “tescomobile.liffeytelecom.com” exactly as specified in the APN field.
  • To ensure the changes were saved, I made sure to tap on the Save button or back out of the settings.
  • After saving the changes, I restarted my iPhone to apply the new APN settings.

These detailed steps should guide you through setting up the APN on both Android and Apple devices for a smooth data connection on Tesco Mobile.

How to Reset Tesco Mobile APN

If you ever need to reset your Tesco Mobile APN settings to default, here’s how I do it:

  1. Android:
    • I navigate to Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Access Point Names.
    • Then, I tap on the three dots in the upper-right corner and select “Reset to default.”
  2. iOS (iPhone):
    • In my case, I go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Network.
    • From there, I scroll down and tap “Reset Settings” or “Reset Network Settings.”
  3. Windows:
    • For my Windows device, I access Settings > Network & internet > Mobile & SIM > SIM settings > Advanced options > Access point names.
    • I select the Tesco Mobile APN and tap “Reset.”
  4. Nokia:
    • On my Nokia device, I go to Settings > Network & Connectivity > Mobile Network > Access Point Names.
    • Then, I choose the Tesco Mobile APN and opt to reset it to default.

What If APN Values Are Not Added While Configuring the Tesco Mobile APN?

If I forget to add APN values while configuring the Tesco Mobile APN, I may encounter connectivity issues. Here’s what happened when I faced this situation:

  • I couldn’t access the internet or use mobile data.
  • Sending or receiving multimedia messages (MMS) became impossible.
  • There was no automatic configuration of network settings by the provider.

To avoid this, I always ensure to enter the correct APN settings provided by Tesco Mobile. If unsure, I recommend referring to their official website or contacting customer support for assistance.

Troubleshooting Tesco Internet Not Working

If you encounter issues after setting up the APN, try the following:

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Here are the key Tesco Mobile APN settings and tips in a concise overview:

  • Name: tescomobile.liffeytelecom.com
  • APN: tescomobile.liffeytelecom.com
  • Leave Proxy, Port, Username, Password, Server, MMSC, MMS Proxy, MMS Port blank, unless required for your device.
  • Authentication Type can be blank or “PAP”.

These settings work for both Tesco Mobile UK and Ireland.
If unsure, contact customer support – they can provide the correct settings.
Try auto-configuration on your phone too.
For hotspots, enter settings into the connecting device.
Don’t change MCC or MNC fields.

To improve speed:

  • Restarting your phone or checking for network issues is the first step.
  • For persistent slow speeds, contact Tesco Mobile support for proper diagnosis and help.
  • Text “data” to 1212 to get APN settings directly from Tesco

That’s it for the blog post today. Today, I tried to show you all the APN settings for Tesco Mobile for better internet speed and coverage. Moreover, it has improved the internet speed in terms of download speed by around 9-16%, and in upload speed, there’s an improvement of 4%. However, internet speed factors depend on location, where you are situated, towers, etc. If you have any doubts or queries, let me know in the comment section below or contact us.

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