How To Configure Android Phone Internet Settings in Nigeria

If you prefer to connect your Android phone or tab to the internet using mobile networks instead of wi-Fi networks, there is need for you to activate mobile data service on your Android device. Unfortunately, most Android tablets and phones are unable to accept Over-The-Air (OTA) 3G/GPRS settings and need to be set up manually.

Today, I am sharing with you, how you can manually set up Etisalat, Glo, Airtel and MTN internet settings on your Android phone or tab, be it Samsung, HTC, LG or Tecno Android phone. You must know the APN of Etisalat, Glo, MTN and Airtel for you to be able to configure your Android for internet.

How Do I configure Internet Settings On my Android Phone or tab?

==> Tap "Menu" or "Apps"
==> Tap "Settings"
==> Tap "Wireless and Networks" or "More Settings"

  • If you tapped "Wireless and Networks", tap "Mobile Networks"
  • If you tapped "More Settings", tap "Mobile Networks" > "Mobile Data"
==> Tap "Access Point names"
==> Press "Menu" (looks like four horizontal lines, a square within a square or the word Menu)
==> Then select ‘New APN

==> This is where you will enter the specific internet settings of the mobile network you want to configure on your Android device.

Now, let me assume you want to configure Glo Mobile GPRS settings on your Android. Just key in the details below:

Name: Glo Nigeria
APN: gloflat
Username: flat
Password: flat
MMS Proxy:
MMS Port:
Authentication type:
APN Type:

==> Press "Menu" and select "Save"

==> Press on the grey box or circle to the right of "Glo Nigeria" and it will fill in with a smaller green dot or tick mark.

That's all.

NOTE: ‘..Enable data access over Mobile network’ is ticked.

If you look closely at the settings above, you will notice that you entered only the Name, APN, Username and Password while leaving the other parameters untouched. The four parameters are the main settings you need to configure to make your android phone or tab to browse with the mobile network of your choice.

Below are the 3G/GPRS Android Internet Settings for MTN, Glo. Airtel and Etisalat Nigeria

MTN 3G/GPRS Internet settings for Android

Name: MTN Nigeria
Username: web
Password: web

Glo Mobile Internet settings for Android

Name: Glo Nigeria
APN: gloflat
Username: flat
Password: flat

Airtel Internet Settings for Android

Name: Airtel Nigeria
Username: internet   
Password: internet

Etisalat Internet Settings for Android

Name: Etisalat Nigeria
APN: etisalat

That's all.

Assuming you have already purchased or subscribed to a mobile data plan of your preferred mobile network, you should be able to connect to the internet after successful manual configuration of your Android device. You can restart your phone though.

To subscribe to MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat data plans, check:

==> Codes for MTN data plans
==> Codes for Glo mobile data plans
==> Codes for Airtel data plans
==> Codes for Etisalat data plans.
If you have contributions or questions to ask, kindly relay them via comments. If the internet settings of your mobile network is not listed in this post, feel free to share the settings via comments.

NOTE: This guide is applicable anywhere in the world, provided you know the internet settings of your country's mobile networks. 



  1. Thanks Jide but you didn't write anything as Etisalat Username and password. Why?

  2. For Etisalat, just leave the username and password blank.

  3. Anonymous5/25/2013

    Thanks Jide, for your great work man, i'm highly impressed.
    Ty Mike.

  4. Thnks Dude u re the man

  5. Anonymous3/28/2014

    mine has refuse to browse,i use an andriod huawei G700 phone,pls help

    1. Guess you didnt configure it correctly

  6. Anonymous7/21/2014

    i tried Etisalat, it does nt work for me

  7. mine only has 2g how do i update it to 3 or 4g

  8. Anonymous8/24/2016

    Please can some1 help me. I cany connect on my tecno L5 using glo network.

  9. am an etisalat subscriber, but my data dont work on my phone

  10. Hi mr. Jide. Thanks for those insight! Pls how do I track another phone using mine? Paraventure it got stolen or I want to track other lost phones using GPRS? Thank you!


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