How To Set Up Safaricom Internet Settings On Android and iPhone Smartphones

Safaricom is one of Kenya’s leading mobile network operators. It offers affordable data plans and has an extensive coverage area.

How To Set Up Safaricom Internet Settings On  Android and iPhone Smartphones
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This article will show you how to set up internet settings on a computer, android phone, iphone, ipad or mac.

To get started the best from Safaricom internet, you must tune your Access Point Name, commonly Known as APN settings. This is applicable whether you are using  3G, 4G LTE, or 5G. To get Safaricom settings on your new SIM card, dial *445# or send a blank message to 445. After doing this, you will receive a prompt with Safaricom internet settings which you should save, install, or apply and then switch off or restart your phone.

If you switch off your phone, the next step is to switch on your phone, and you will be ready to ‘Pepea Na internet mkononi Na Safaricom.’

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Safaricom APN Internet Settings for  Android

For Android devices, navigate to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Access Point name > Add New, then add the settings and save or generally under Settings > Network & internet and use these settings below for 3G, 4G, and 5G Safaricom internet.

  • Name: Safaricom GPRS
  • APN: Safaricom
  • Username: saf
  • Password: data
  • Proxy: 172.22.2.38
  • Port: 8080
  • Server : (leave it blank )
  • MMSC : ( Leave it blank )
  • Multimedia Message proxy : (leave blank)
  • Multimedia message port : (Not Set)
  • MCC: 639
  • MNC: 02
  • Authentication type: PAP
  • APN type: default,supl
  • APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
  • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
  • Bearer : (Unspecified)
  • Mobile virtual network operator : (none )

Safaricom data settings- for  iPhone, iPad & Mac

For most iPhones or iPads, New Safaricom APN settings will be automatically detected when you use a new SIM line. If you fail to get these settings, try and remove the SIM and put it back. If that does not work, use the shortcode *445# and send a blank text or dial it on the device.

This should work and you will get the internet settings straight to the phone. Finally, click on save and your device is ready for use.Do the following for the manual configuration of APN settings on your iPhone or iPad.

  • On your iPhone or iPad, go to the menu and click on settings
  • hen go to general settings, then network.
  • ype in the information as needed
  • ccess point name; Safaricom
  • sername; saf
  • assword: data

Safaricom MMS Settings

Navigate to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names or Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names for some Android devices then add new APN, then input Safaricom MMS settings below.

  • Name: Safaricom MMS
  • APN: Safaricom
  • Username: saf
  • Password: data
  • Proxy: (leave it blank – not set )
  • Port: (Leave it blank – not set)
  • Server: (leave it blank )
  • MMSC: http://mms.gprs.safaricom.com
  • MMS Proxy: 172.22.2.38
  • MMS Port: 8080
  • MCC: 639
  • MNC: 02
  • Authentication type: PAP
  • APN type: MMS
  • APN protocol: IPv4
  • APN roaming protocol: IPv4
  • Bearer: (Unspecified)
  • Mobile virtual network operator: (none )

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