By now most of you with iOS devices will have managed to update to the new version and will be enjoying it without issue. However some of you are experiencing the APN horror story.
Fear not there is a way to fix it!
Update: MMS and mobile data switch
You will need an active Wi-Fi connection for this.
Open Mobile Safari and point it to
www.unlockit.co.nz <– Click if on iOS
Hit the Custom APN link
Select your carrier from the drop down menu
and hit “Create Profile” then Hit “Install”
Voila! and just to prove it actually works the next photo is taken after I applied it to my iPad2 running iOS5
and there we have it, a fully working 3G iPad 2.
Thanks and credit to Craig Whitmore who created this program and is the Admin over at unlockit.co.nz. This man has saved many people.
Update (Dan): I’d just like to add to this… Firstly some background. Lets say you are on prepay (on your iPhone) and you don’t want to waste your balance on mobile data. You should be able to go into “Settings >> Network”, turn off mobile data and stop this. Whilst it may not stop all data charges it should stop most of it. For some reason (and I’ve only tested this on XT) it doesn’t work as it should and instead of just turning off mobile data it also stops you from sending picture messages. But fear not unlockit.co.nz can come to the rescue again.
Using a method similar to above you can change the main APN (which enables you to use mobile data) but keep the MMS APN still active. Follow the steps below and you will be good to go.
1. On your iPhone go to unlockit.co.nz
2. Click ‘continue >> custom APN’
3. Create a profile for 2degrees and install it.
(note: you should leave the mobile data switch under “Settings >> Network” on)
As I said this will change the APN for mobile data to the 2degrees one but will leave the other APN’s alone. Once you have done that everything else should as work as normal with the exception of mobile data.
I don’t know why the other method (switching off mobile data) doesn’t work, and I am not sure how this will affect your data usage but it should stop most of it.
Of course the only pain is when you want to use mobile data you have to delete the config file it installs and then re add it via the method above to disable it again. Not hard to do but a pain none the less.