APN Type for Fast Internet: Get it Right for Blazing Speeds

Now there is a lot of confusion about the APN Types. Does adding or changing an APN type actually improve internet speed? Here is the proven APN Type for all carriers. However, you have test by yourself which works best for your carrier, it is not possible to write a specific APN type for all carriers because research suggests the number could be upwards of 1,600, with some estimates even higher as per Gemini.

APN Type for Fast Internet

Below, I am providing you with a table that shows all the APN types, or the values that go into the APN Type field. Add some of them one by one, or use a combination of them, as shown in the screenshots:

adding the apn type for the apn on android
screenshot of apn type from the edit apn setttings shown
APN TypePurposeEffectiveness (0-10)
DefaultGeneral data connectivity9
MMSMultimedia messaging8
InternetBasic internet access7
SuplSecure location services6
HipriPriority for high-bandwidth apps5
FOTAOver-the-air firmware updates7
CBSCell broadcast messages6
XCAPRemote device configuration4
IAInitial Attach8
EmergencyEmergency services10
IMSIP Multimedia Subsystem7
SOSEmergency calls10
VZWADMINAdministrative tasks6
APPNApple Push Notification Service8
VZWAPPApplication-specific services7
This table provides a comprehensive list of common APN types, their purposes, and an effectiveness rating on a scale of 0 to 10. The effectiveness rating is subjective and based on how critical or widely used each APN type is for mobile devices and services.

Best Combination of APN Types

  • Gamer
    • Default
    • Hipri
    • IA
    • Internet
    • Emergency
  • Binge-Watcher
    • Default
    • MMS
    • Internet
    • FOTA
    • APPN
  • Live Streamer
    • Default
    • Hipri
    • Internet
    • IA
    • SOS
  • Business Professional
    • Default
    • Internet
    • Supl
    • APPN
  • Social Media Enthusiast
    • Default
    • MMS
    • Internet
    • IMS
    • APPN

How Adding Hipri in My APN Type Increased speed by 70 Mbps

Yo, what’s up fam? Today, I’m gonna spill the tea on how I boosted my 5G speeds with a simple APN tweak. Buckle up, ’cause this is gonna be a wild ride!


So, there I was, uhhh, just chillin’ with my Airtel 5G connection in the US. When I first did a speed test on Speedtest.org, I was getting around 188 Mbps peak speed. Not too shabby, right? But, hmm, I was like, “Nah fam, we can do better than that.”

screenshot of only using 2 apn type
screenshot of only using 2 apn type
speed test after using 2 apn types
speed test after using 2 apn types
speed test after usinng 2 apn types speedtest.net
speed test after using 2 apn types speedtest.net


That’s when I decided to get my hands dirty and do some customization with the APN settings. You see, I added the “hipri” tag to the APN type, and bada-bing, bada-boom! After re-checking the APN type, I fired up another speed test, and boom, shakalaka! My internet speed had leveled up to a whopping 250 Mbps peak!

screenshot of adding 3 apn types in settings
screenshot of adding 3 apn types in settings
screenshot of increased internet speed by using additional hipri apn type
screenshot of adding 3 apn types in settings

Now, let me break it down for ya’ll: In my experience, a simple change in the APN type can work wonders for your internet speed. When you should try this? Well, if you’re feeling like your 5G speeds ain’t living up to the hype, give it a shot, my dudes.

In my case, adding “hipri” to the APN type did the trick. But don’t just take my word for it, fam. I highly recommend trying it out for yourselves and seeing if it makes a difference. Who knows, you might just unlock a whole new level of speed!

So, there you have it, folks. A real-life case study on how a small tweak can lead to major gains. Now, go forth and conquer those slow internet speeds, my peeps! Let me know if this worked for you or if you have any other tips and tricks up your sleeves. Peace out!

Here’s a table based on the data provided in the case study:

NetworkInitial Speed (Mbps)APN TweakTweaked Speed (Mbps)
Airtel 5G (US)188Added “hipri” to APN type250

Avoid These Things While Settings Up APN Types

In my experience, people often make these common mistakes when setting up APN types, leading to connectivity issues:

Does Changing APN Type Guarantee Faster Internet?

While using the correct APN is essential for a stable connection, in my experience, it’s not a magic solution for blazing-fast internet speeds. Several factors can influence your mobile internet performance:

  • Carrier network congestion: If there’s a lot of traffic on your carrier’s network in your area, you might experience slow speeds even with the right APN settings. In my case, I’ve noticed slower speeds during peak hours when network congestion is high.
  • Signal strength: The strength of your signal reception can significantly impact your internet speed. Weaker signals often result in slower data transfer rates. When I’m in an area with poor signal strength, I typically experience sluggish internet speeds, regardless of my APN configuration.
  • Data plan limitations: Your data plan might have limitations on speed or data usage. I recommend checking your plan details to see if there are any restrictions that could be bottlenecking your internet performance.

Additional Tips for Faster Mobile Internet

Here are some additional ways to potentially improve your mobile internet speed:

In addition to the strategies we’ve discussed, there are several other tips I’ve found useful for potentially boosting mobile internet speeds by APN Settings, ya know?

  1. Clear App Cache: Regularly clearing the cache (uhhh, that temporary storage stuff) of your apps can free up valuable space and resources, potentially boosting speed. In my experience, this simple maintenance task can make a noticeable difference, fr (for real).
  2. Data Compression Apps: I recommend exploring data compression apps that can optimize your internet traffic for faster browsing. These apps essentially compress data before sending or receiving it, which can accelerate load times. Dope (cool), right?
  3. Enable Data Saver Mode: Many devices offer a built-in “Data Saver” or “Low Data Mode” that optimizes data usage. When enabled, I’ve noticed faster internet performance, especially on congested networks. Hmm, not too shabby.
  4. Disable Background Data: By disabling background data for non-essential apps, you can prioritize internet bandwidth for the apps you’re actively using, which may result in faster data speeds. Clutch (highly effective) move, if you ask me.
  5. Optimize Browser Settings: Take some time to tweak your mobile browser settings. Disabling certain features or plugins can sometimes lead to a snappier browsing experience in my case. Gotta tinker, ya feel me?
  6. Utilize Wi-Fi Calling: If your carrier supports it, using Wi-Fi Calling can offload voice and text traffic from the cellular network, potentially freeing up bandwidth for faster internet access. Solid (good) hack, ngl (not gonna lie).
  7. Monitor Data Usage: Keeping an eye on your data usage can help identify data-hungry apps or activities that may be slowing you down. I find this visibility helps me manage my usage more efficiently. Gotta stay woke (aware), ya dig (understand)?
  8. Update Firmware and Software: Ensuring your device is running the latest software and firmware updates can resolve potential bugs or compatibility issues that could be impacting your internet speeds. Staying updated is a must, fam (family/friends).
  9. Utilize DNS Servers: Switching to faster DNS servers can sometimes accelerate browsing speeds. I’ve had success experimenting with alternative DNS providers like Google Public DNS or Cloudflare’s Gotta keep those options open, ya heard (you know)?
  10. Avoid Peak Usage Times: If possible, try to schedule your internet usage during off-peak hours when network congestion is typically lower. In my area, I’ve found early mornings or late evenings tend to offer faster speeds. Timing is everything, amirite (am I right)?


That’s it for today’s blog post. Today, I tried showing you all the possible ways to set up fast APN types for gaming, video calling, streaming, social media, or doomscrolling, or simply watching videos or binge-watching web series online. These APN types are proven to improve internet speed significantly.

You will be amazed, but keep in mind, you have to experiment first to find which works best for you. I hope you find the information helpful.

If you do, let me know in the comment section below, or you can contact us.

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