Ipad Cellular Data Settings For The UK

I have decided to put the iPad Cellular Data Settings on my website, as I found it difficult to set mine up without a lot of messing around. I have included the main 4 networks; Vodafone UK, o2 (02), Orange and T-Mobile.

Update (20th April 2011) – I have now included iPad Cellular Data Settings for Three and GiffGaff.

Update (18th May 2012) – Updated T-Mobile Settings

Update (4th January 2013) – Added EE (Everything Everywhere) Settings

Update (20th March 2013) – Updated GiffGaff Settings/Added Nano Sim Link) Also Orange Settings

If anybody has any settings for the other networks, please can you send them in to me. Thanks in Advance! Please can you click on the links and banners to support this page.


02 iPad Data Settings (Pay and Go)

Cellular Data

APN: payandgo.o2.co.uk

O2 iPad Data Settings (Contract)

Cellular Data

APN: idata.02.co.uk
Username: vertigo
Password: password

Additional Information

APN: ibrowse.02.co.uk
Username: browse
Password: password

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Vodafone iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data

APN: internet
Username: web
Password: web

EE iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data

APN: everywhere
Username: eesecure
Password: secure

Orange iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data

APN: orangeinternet
Username: Orange (Also try lowercase)
Password: Multimedia (Also try lowercase)

Additional Information (iPad)

APN: orangedata
Username (Blank)
Password: (Blank)

T-Mobile iPad Data Settings(Updated 18th May 2012)

Cellular Data

APN: general.t-mobile.co.uk
Username: user
Password: one2one


APN: general.t-mobile.co.uk
Username: t-mobile
Password: unknown

Virgin Mobile iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data

APN: goto.virginmedia.uk
Username: user
Password (leave blank)

GiffGaff Mobile iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data (Order Nano Sim Here)

APN: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password

* – Please Note. GiffGaff’s terms and conditions does not allow the use of their Sim Cards as Mobile Broadband services, and as such should not be used in the iPad or iPad2.

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Three (3) Mobile iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data

APN: three.co.uk

Tesco Mobile iPad Data Settings

Cellular Data

APN: prepay.tesco-mobile.co.uk
Username: tescowap
Password: password

Lebara Mobile iPad Data Settings (Updated 9th December 2011)

Cellular Data

APN: uk.lebara.mobi
Username: wap
Password: wap

This post has 19 Comments

  1. Johnie Ands on July 2, 2011 at 18:41

    I actually happy with your post, I frankly want to purchase a new iPad this month, hopefully save enough money to buy it. 🙂

  2. John Wright on July 12, 2011 at 17:32

    Thanks for posting the GiffGaff settings been looking for them for ages. And works perfectly 😉

  3. Jiffy_Gaff on November 2, 2011 at 19:08

    Thanks for publishing these APN settings. Been Looking for the GiffGaff settings for ages. Have also ordered a sim thru your link to say thank you!

  4. Angel on December 7, 2011 at 23:50

    Hi, I was wondering if you know the setting for iPad on lebara or lycamobile sim please?


    • Rhys Adams on December 8, 2011 at 14:58

      I’ll have a look for you and see what I can find out.

    • Rhys Adams on December 9, 2011 at 13:41


      I have published the details for Lebara Mobile, if you could let me know if they work, I’d be most grateful.


  5. Alan wood on January 17, 2012 at 17:03

    I have just checked my Lebara sim in iPad it works in Edge mode but it seems slow

  6. Rory Carter on April 13, 2012 at 18:55

    Rhys, I have upgraded from iPad2 to iPad3 and just swapped my t-mobile pay-as-you-go sim into the new one. It did not work on 3G.
    I found your post and checked my APN settings…. I had this:-
    APN: general.t-mobile.uk ( not .co.uk ! )
    Username: t-mobile
    Password:  …I don’t know what it is

    I corrected the APN to: general.t-mobile.co.uk …and it now works…!
    should I risk changing to your settings? Not knowing the password, I could not go back.
    Are there other perfectly good settings? Will it not work when abroad or some other strange thing?

    • Rhys Adams on May 18, 2012 at 13:13

      Hi Rory, Sorry for the late reply. My site gets spammed by so many automated comment robots I don’t always see the genuine comments. Anyway, I have had a look and the old and the new settings work, as provided by you. I will update my page to show this. Thanks again.

      Also not sure if it will work abroad, this is all down to the Mobile Provider. My Three sim doesn’t work abroad unless I call them to have the international call bar lifted, but having experienced the high roaming costs I daren’t take the risk!

      Thanks again


  7. Graham Day on August 29, 2012 at 23:26

    Thanks for the info regarding correct passwords for my ipad2 on vodafone, why can’t they supply this information, have spent hours looking for the answer, nothing on their web site, I guess once they’ve sold you an Ipad the less info they supply the more they save as you can’t send mail

    Recently went to poland on hols and same happened recieved mail, could’nt send any please can you help on this one


    Graham Day

  8. Graham Day on August 29, 2012 at 23:42

    PS- to follow on from last message

    Could not send emails from either iphone4 or samsung s2 from poland with the same meassage recieved in uk sayinhg that unable to be sent as my talktalk a/c not recognised but able to send via a stand alone computer

    Any thoughts

    Graham Day

    • Rhys Adams on September 2, 2012 at 21:40

      Hi Graham,

      This maybe down to the network in Poland. I have just come back from Greece and on WIND GR no emails would go, on VODAFONE GR they went ok.



  9. RoddyJoff on September 17, 2012 at 19:38

    Hello, First of all thanks for the info, very helpful.. I have an iPad2 with a pay as you use Orange data sim and it works perfectly. I only use the device about 4 weeks a year when I am in a spot without WiFi so the 5.1p per MB is OK. I also have a MacBook Air with a Huawei E1752 Dongle that I used to use on the Orange network a couple of years ago when I had a business account and paid monthly. The SIM from it is now defunct but I wonder if it will be possible to use the iPad Micro SIM, with an adapter. in the dongle and if so do you know what the settings are for it? I have tried it and although it goes through the motions of connecting I am unable to surf etc. Many thanks and kind regards. RoddyJoff

  10. conal on September 24, 2012 at 10:48

    Nice! Thanks for this – you just saved me a whole load of

  11. WESTWINGSIMON on September 27, 2012 at 09:15


  12. KeithAB on October 9, 2012 at 10:01

    Hi, I’ve just had a nightmare with most parts of the O2 “support” function to get my iPad 3g connectivity working. It was fine for 11 months, and then failed last night. Anyway, I’m not sure whether these are generally known but it looks like there are a new set of APN settings for Pay monthly iPads on O2 which are: APN: mobile.02.co.uk UN: faster PW: password (all lower case)

  13. vanessa on February 4, 2013 at 12:21

    hi, for bt mobile (via vodafone), it’s supposed to be: apn:
    btinternet,bt.com user bt psw bt this worked on my ipad 2 with
    micro sim just fine, but have now purchased mini ipad and ordered
    nano sim, but these settings no longer work… just get no service
    message, even though bt confirmed that the sim has been activated,
    and even after rebooting. very frustrated at the moment but thought
    i’d send the settings above in case they’re useful to someone as
    they were for me in the past. thanks for your effort to help!