Idea GPRS or 2G or 3G or 4G Internet or APN Settings (Full Guide)

Are you facing Idea configuration settings issues or internet connectivity issues on your sim? If yes, then you need to configure your mobile device with Idea internet settings. No matters which mobile device you are using i.e. GPRS or 2G or 3G or 4G or android or iOS or any other device, you can easily set Idea apn settings using the guide below.



Idea is one of the most popular telecom service provider company in India which is having millions of customer under its database. Nowadays, internet has become an important part for everyone’s life i.e. some uses internet for their work and some uses internet for fun and some uses internet to stay connected with friends and play games.

Well, the pain of internet not working can’t be understood until you have experienced that situations. When you have active internet connection then you may not remember any important work but as soon as internet stop working, you start remembering the important work to be done on internet and this way you start troubleshooting why your internet is not working.

Isn’t that true? This all happens with me everytime. Well, there can be various reasons behind Idea internet connectivity issues and the one of those reasons can be that your device is not configured with Idea internet settings. In that case, you just need to configure your device with latest Idea apn settings and your internet will start working.

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What is Idea APN All About ?

An Access Point Name (APN) is the name of a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network, frequently the public Internet. A mobile device making a data connection must be configured with an APN to present to the carrier. The carrier will then examine this identifier to determine what type of network connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, and how or if, it should be connected to some private customer network. [Source].

Why a mobile device needs Idea APN settings ?

Idea internet settings are required for a mobile device to make connectivity with internet and send or receive MMS i.e. picture message. Without proper internet settings, your device will not connect to internet and you will not receive any kind of MMS on your device.

Before sharing Idea internet settings, we are going to share some troubleshoot that you must follow before changing the Idea GPRS settings. As sometimes, the issues are arising due to another option so even after changing the APN, your internet will not work. So, you must check these options before changing the Idea GPRS settings for android or iOS or any other device.

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Troubleshooting Normal Idea Configuration Issues :-

Q1 – Are you in roaming i.e. are you outside of your home state ?

If yes, then you should check whether you have enabled the data usage in roaming option or not. To check, follow the steps below :

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Click on “Wireless & networks”
  • You will see a lot of option, simply click on “Mobile Network”
  • Now, you will see this option. Simply, turn this option on.

Data Roaming

That’s it. Your internet will start working and you can easily send or received MMS i.e. picture messages.

Q2 – Are you selecting your carrier’s network provider manually ?

If yes, then you need to enable carrier’s network provider automatically selection option. To enabled automatically choose network provider, follow the steps below.

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Click on “Wireless & networks”
  • ou will see a lot of option, simply  click on “Mobile Network”
  • Click on “Carrier”
  • Now, you will see this option. Simply, turn this option on.

Selecting Network Carrier

Q3 – Are you using Idea 4G internet pack and still working is working on 3G mode ?

For this issue, you need to enable 4G in your settings and also need to change the preferred network mode to LTE only. Simply, follow the steps below:

  • Go to “Settings”
  • Click on “Wireless & networks”
  • You will see a lot of option, simply  click on “Mobile Network”
  • Enable 4G option on your device.

Enabled 4G & VoLTE

  • Now, click on “Preferred network type”

Preferred Network Type

  • You will get 4 options or 3 option according to your device i.e. LTE/ WCDMA/ GSM auto, WCDMA/ GSM auto, WCDMA only, GSM only.

Select preferred network mode

  • Select the option accordingly. That’s it.

So, these are some reasons behind Idea internet not working or Idea configuration settings issues. If you have check all these and still your internet is not working then your device needs Idea internet configuration i.e. Idea APN settings or Idea internet settings.

There are different methods to get net settings on your device and we are going to explain all these methods one by one i.e. how to get Idea configuration settings.

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Methods To Get Idea Internet Settings For 4G or 3G or 2G or GPRS :

  • SMS
  • USSD Code
  • Official Website
  • Idea manual internet settings

Idea Net Settings Through SMS :-

1) Open “Messages” on your android device

2) Type – “SET” and send it to “54671

3) You will receive a message on your device

4) Click on the message and a new popup will open on your screen asking you to save the Idea GPRS settings or not.

Airtel Internet Settings Confirmation

5) Click on “YES”

6) That’s it. You will received a success message.

Airtel APN Settings Applied

Idea Net Settings Through SMS :-

  • Open your devcie dialor
  • Dial “*121*4*15*1*1*1#
  • That’s it. You will receive settings within few minutes. Simply, install these settings on your mobile device.

Idea Net Settings Through Website :-

  • Go to Idea website from here
  • Enter your idea mobile number and click on “Submit”
  • That’s it. You will received settings on your idea mobile number. Simply, install the settings.

Idea Manual Internet Settings :

In this method, you need to change the Access point name manually. We are going to share the step by step guide through which you can change internet settings easily.

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Idea APN Settings (Internet Settings for 4G or 3G or 2G or GPRS Devices) : 

Setting Name Value
Connection Name IDEA
APN imis/internet
Access Number *99# or *99***#
Proxy Enable
Port 8080

These are the Idea internet settings or Idea apn setting. Now, we are going to share the step by step guide to change the Idea apn settings in your android device.

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How to Change Idea Internet Settings On Any Android Device :-

1) Go to your device’s settings

2) Click on “Wireless & networks”

3) Click on “Mobile Network”

4) On the next page, you will see an option on your screen i.e. “Access Point Name”. You may see option “Access Point Name” option in case you are using a dual sim device. So, you need to click on the option of the sim you are going to do internet configuration.

Access Point Name Option

5) You will see the current activated apn settings on your device. Click on “:” icon on the top right and click on “New APN”

Add new APN Settings

6) Now, enter the Idea internet settings that we have mentioned above on the table according to the field.

7) Click on “Save”

8) Go to “Access Point Name” option and activate your currently added Idea apn settings.

That’s it. You have successfully installed Idea apn setting on your 4G or 3G or 2G or GPRS device and your device’s Idea configuration settings has been activated successfully. Now, open any browser in your device and start for anything and you will find that your internet is working now.

APN Settings of Other Networks :-

Wrapping Up :

We have shared every single detail you need to know about Idea internet settings or APN settings. If you still have any kind of issues or queries then feel free to comment below. We will help you as soon as possible.

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