Is there any way to test my APN settings before I go abroad?

Have just switched to ID from Smarty as I was enticed by the roaming data available (30GB compared to my previous provider 15GB) as I’m going to Spain & France for 6 weeks.  Then received an email from ID today telling me to check my APN settings.  Couldn’t find these in the settings menu on my iphone 15, so searched the articles and stumbled across the issues people were having with using data whilst roaming.  I’ve downloaded the app and installed the id carrier settings, but am nervous that this wont work and I’ll be left without data whilst abroad for the 6 weeks.

So my question is whether there is any way to check if I will be able to roam using my data before I actually go abroad, or will I have to chance it?  Or do I cancel my switch and go back to my previous provider (where I could manually change the APN settings)?

4 replies

Userlevel 8
Badge +9

Unfortunately @chrisfoley, iD Mobile do not allow iPhone users to amend their APN settings. 

SMARTY allow iPhone users to amend their APN settings.


Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Hi @chrisfoley,

Welcome to the Community!

You shouldn’t have issues with APN but if you do please get in touch with us.

You can find further information at the link below:


Userlevel 8
Badge +9

Unfortunately @chrisfoley, although @Kash has provided a link to the iD Mobile network settings, you will not be able to access these settings on an iPhone. 

The “” hack has worked for some forum members, but alas failed for others.

Performing a NETWORK RESET can help, but the correct APN settings are usually obtained from the iD roaming partner.

Userlevel 7
Badge +5

It may also be worth trying a networks settings reset;


For iPhone;

Settings > General > Transfer or Reset [Device] > Reset > Reset Network Settings.


For most Android;

Settings > System > Reset options > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth


For Samsung; 

Settings > General management > Reset > Reset mobile network settings

Resetting network settings will NOT reset any personal data (Photos, Videos, Contacts etc) only network settings.,