Wondering how to reset Metro PCS data? Well, it is really easy if you follow the right steps, and luckily for you, in this post, we made sure to explain the process in detail.
You’ll learn everything about resetting T-Mobile data and how to prevent any potential problems.
To reset the metro PCS mobile network data, begin with opening the settings of your device. Locate the “Reset options” button, then tap on the “Reset network settings” button and confirm.
The process itself is really easy to execute but surely there are certain things that you should be aware of.
We recommend reading the entire post and only then performing the reset!
Before we proceed, let’s first learn more about what the factory reset of your MetroPCS data includes and what you will be erased after the process.
You should note that you cannot reset the Mbs of your T-Mobile data.
This type of data reset is scheduled automatically once a month and will deliver fresh batch Mbs data and call minutes according to your plan.
Here we’ll discuss the Network Reset, which resets certain settings that might turn out helpful in many cases.
If you’re wondering what the network reset is, this is a way of resetting your phone network settings to factory defaults.
It is a really helpful approach if you experience cellular outages or inability to use the hotspot. The network reset includes all cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings of your configurations.
Here is what the network reset includes:
All saved Bluetooth devices that you have on your phone will be erased including their access points and optional passwords.
All remembered WiFi networks will also be deleted including passwords, names and access points.
Your cellular data usage’s cache will also be deleted, this means any configurations made to the cellular usage and its cache.
Now that you know what the network reset includes, let’s proceed with the actual tutorial for both Android and iPhone devices.
Before you continue, we suggest saving any WiFi passwords and Bluetooth connections that you might be unable to recover, otherwise, everything will be gone in under a minute.
We have prepared two separate guides for different operating systems so depending on your phone OS, follow the aligning guide below:
If your device is running an Android version, follow the steps below to perform a network data reset:
- Go to the Settings of your Android device.
- Once in the settings app of your phone, click a button called “General Management” or a tab called “System”.
- Find a tab labelled as “Reset” and locate the Network Reset button.
- Click on the Network Reset button once.
Once you have clicked on the network reset, now you will have to confirm that you want to reset your network settings.
Confirm by writing down your device’s password if you have one or simply click on confirm without writing the password.
After confirming, wait for a couple of minutes and the reset will commence. All network settings including all WiFi configurations and saved Bluetooth devices will be erased from your phone and put back to factory defaults.
If you’re using an iPhone device the steps below are designed according to Apple’s operating system.
Older iOS versions labeling might be different, but you should still be able to navigate through the menus using this guide.
Follow the steps below to perform a network reset on your iPhone:
- Go into the Settings of your iPhone and enter the general tab.
- Scroll all the way down and hit the “Reset button”.
- On the next tab, click on the “Network Reset” button.
- Follow the on-screen steps to finish the network reset.
The consequences for iPhones after a network reset are the same as the Androids, so you don’t have to worry about losing any other data.
Users shared an alternative way of resetting their network details and that could happen with the APN reset.
APN stands for Access Point Name and that type of info supplies your phone with all of the details it needs to connect with a network.
APN reset is recommended when users experience cellular or hotspot issues so here is how it’s done:
- From the home screen of your device, go to the Settings tab.
- Click on Wireless & Networks.
- Click on Wireless Controls or Phone Information depending on the firmware version.
- Click on Mobile Networks.
- Touch Access Point Names or APN.
- Once in the window of the APN settings, click on Reset to default.
- Wait for a couple of minutes.
Depending on your device’s performance, the process can take up to several minutes, but make sure NOT to turn off the device during the reset.
Note: If your SIM card is plugged in, the APN settings should automatically reconfigure and allow the network data to reach your phone.
In case there are any problems with your network data after the reset, we’ve prepared a guide to set up the APN settings manually.
If after the APN reset you have no access to your Metro PCS data, you’ll need to reach inside the options and configure the settings yourself. Simply go to the Apps > Settings and press on Wireless Networks.
Alert: If you see no T-Mobile APN, simply click on New APN to create a new listing.
Here are the values you need to insert in the APN settings:
- APN Type: default/supl/mms
- Proxy: Leave blank
- Name: T-Mobile US LITE
- Port: Leave blank
- APN: fast.t-mobile.com
- Username & Password: Leave blank
- MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
- MNC: 260
- MMSC: https://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
- Bearer: Not specified
- MCC: 310
- APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
- Authentication type: Leave blank
The APN settings might appear in a different order on different devices. Simply align the setting name with the values above.
Once done hit Menu > Save, restart your phone and you should have access to your mobile data.
Note: If you still have mobile data issues after the reset, go to Apps > Settings > Wireless Networks and tap More.
From there choose Cellular Networks > Preferred Network Type and make sure to choose the highest speed available (5G, 4G, 3G).
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To reset MetroPCS mobile data, you can either perform a network reset or do a PCS data reset. To perform a network reset, go to the “Reset” tab on your phone and click on Network reset. For PCS data reset, go to the Wireless & Networks tab and reset the APN settings from there.
Now that you know how to reset Metro PCS data you shouldn’t have any troubles performing a reset on your own.
After all, you can always reset your network settings in case you experience issues with your T-Mobile data.
If this guide was helpful but you’re looking for other T-Mobile data solutions, take a look at our blog and discover exactly what you’re looking for!
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues.