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Airtel APN settings for Apple iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with Airtel GSM, Airtel HSDPA and Airtel LTE.

To configure Airtel APN settings with Apple iPhone 5 follow below steps. Apple iPhone 5 maximum data transter speed with Airtel is 102/51 Mbps while Airtel is capable of speeds up to 150.8/51 Mbps.

Airtel Internet APN settings

In the main menu, tap Settings
Tap Cellular.

Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
Tap Cellular Data Options and then Cellular Data Network
(If this setting does not appear on the device, it has not unlocked and settings cannot be configured manually.)

Go to Cellular Data section and enter below information

APN: airtelgprs.com
Username:
Password:

Go to LTE Setup (Optional) section and enter below information

APN: (Leave Blank)
Username: (Leave Blank)
Password: (Leave Blank)



Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
Restart the device.

If the above Airtel Internet APN settings do not work on your iPhone 5, make below changes to Airtel Internet APN settings to get AIRTEL LIVE on your Apple iPhone 5.

APNairtelfun.com

If the above Airtel Internet APN settings too do not work on your iPhone 5, make below changes to Airtel Internet APN settings to get AIRTEL LIVE on your Apple iPhone 5.

APNairtelfun.com

Airtel MMS APN settings

In the main menu, tap Settings
Tap Cellular.

Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
Tap Cellular Data Options and then Cellular Data Network
(If this setting does not appear on the device, it has not unlocked and settings cannot be configured manually.)


Enter the below details in MMS section:

APN: airtelmms.com
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://100.1.201.171:10021/mmsc
MMS Proxy: 100.1.201.172:8799
MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf


Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
Restart the device.

For Apple iPhone 5, when you type Airtel APN settings, make sure you enter APN settings in correct case. For example, if you are entering Airtel Internet APN settings make sure you enter APN as airtelgprs.com and not as AIRTELGPRS.COM or Airtelgprs.com. If entering Airtel MMS APN Settings above to your Apple iPhone 5, APN should be entered as airtelmms.com and not as AIRTELMMS.COM or Airtelmms.com.

Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Airtel

Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with below network frequencies of Airtel. iPhone 5 has variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

2G
GSMGSM A1428900 MHz, 1800 MHz
3G
HSDPAGSM A14282100 MHz, 900 MHz
4G
LTEGSM A1428 Not compatible
  A1429Band 3 1800 MHz

Explain Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Airtel

Apple iPhone 5 has modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

Airtel 2G APN with Apple iPhone 5

GSM A1428:

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Airtel 2G on GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz.

Airtel 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5

GSM A1428

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Airtel 3G on HSDPA 2100 MHz and 900 MHz.

Airtel 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5

Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Airtel 4G depends on the modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

GSM A1428

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 does not support Airtel 4G LTE.

A1429

Apple iPhone 5 A1429 supports Airtel 4G on LTE Band 3 1800 MHz.

Overall compatibililty of Apple iPhone 5 with Airtel is 100%. The compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Airtel, or the Airtel network support on Apple iPhone 5 we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPhone 5 and Airtel network. Even Apple iPhone 5 is listed as compatible here, Airtel network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPhone 5 in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Airtel allows Apple iPhone 5 in their network, whether Apple iPhone 5 will work properly or not, in which bands Apple iPhone 5 will work on Airtel and the network performance between Airtel and Apple iPhone 5. To check if Apple iPhone 5 is really allowed in Airtel network please contact Airtel support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPhone 5 to use on Airtel.

Max download & upload speeds on Airtel 4G for Apple iPhone 5 per LTE band

Band 3 1800A1429 102 Mbps 51 Mbps

Apple iPhone 5 network specifications

OS iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 9.2
Network bands GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Network frequencies GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428
LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - GSM A1428
LTE band 5(850), 3(1800), 1(2100) - A1429
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