How to Reset Metro PCS Data

Are you facing Metro PCS data problems because of cellular outages? I completely understand your frustration because I have been there, too. Your Metro PCS data may not work correctly in areas where network data is unavailable or even if you have an old device. 

The MetroPCS data reset can help you with any problems you might encounter.

And you’re in luck! In this post, you will find all you need to know to reset your MetroPCS data on your device successfully. Keep on reading to learn all the steps involved.

Why Do You Need to Reset Your Metro PCS Data? 

The network reset allows your phone network settings to return to the factory default setting. The network reset can benefit you if you experience cellular outages or an inability to use the hotspot. It includes all cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth settings of your device.

Resetting is an excellent option to ensure you are getting the best service. Moreover, resetting is a perfect solution if you have an old device and want to start over with it. The MetroPCS network reset allows you to get started with a clean device. 

When you reset your device, all previous apps are removed, and your device is restored to its factory settings. So, here are some data you should have a backup of:

Bluetooth Data

Since the reset changes all your device’s settings, taking it back to its factory or default settings, you should save all your Bluetooth connections and passwords because they will get deleted.

WiFi Settings

The same applies to any WiFi connections remembered on your device. Save the passwords if you want to keep them.

Guide to Reset MetroPCS Mobile Data

Ensure a strong internet connection before resetting your mobile or device data. Make sure to back up any critical data before proceeding because a data reset will result in losing any unsaved data and apps. 

However, remember you can’t reset your data subscription plan from MetroPCS via the following reset method. The subscription packages will remain the same, including the amount of MBS and call minutes you have purchased. 

Many people believe a unique MetroPCS network reset code exists, but that’s not the case. It’s just a simple process you can complete with a few clicks on your device. Now, let’s find out how you can reset your MetroPCS data.

Data Reset for Android Users:

If you have an Android device, follow the steps below to perform a network data reset:

  1. Go to the Settings of your Android device.
  2. Once in your phone’s settings app, click the button “General Management” or a tab called “System.”
  3. Find a tab labeled “Reset” and locate the Network Reset button.
  4. Click on the Network Reset button once.
  5. Now, you must confirm that you want to reset your network settings. If your device has a password, you can confirm by entering it. Otherwise, click on confirm without the password.
  6. After confirming, wait a few minutes, and the reset will begin. 

All network settings, WiFi configurations, saved apps or personal data and saved Bluetooth devices will be erased from your phone and returned to factory defaults.

Data Reset for Apple iPhone Users

If you own an Apple device, the following steps are for you. However, if you own an older version, you might face some trouble resetting your data, but you’ll still be able to complete the resetting.

  1. In the Settings of your iPhone, enter the General tab.
  2. Scroll down and hit the “Reset button.”
  3. On the next tab, click the “Network Reset” button.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps to finish the network reset.

How to Reset MetroPCS Data using the APN Code?

If you do not want to follow any of the methods mentioned above, there’s another way you can reset your data: using the APN code of your phone. APN stands for Access Point Name. APN provides the data your phone needs to connect to the gateway between your cellular network and the internet. MetroPCS will use your APN to give your device an IP address and ensure the connection is secure.

When Should You Use the APN Reset Method?

Whenever a device has trouble connecting to the internet due to cellular outages or hotspot issues, it is recommended to use the APN method to reset their data.

Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Go to the Settings tab of your device.
  2. Click on Wireless & Networks.
  3. Click on Wireless Controls or Phone Information, depending on your device.
  4. Click on Mobile Networks.
  5. Touch Access Point Names or APN.
  6. Once the APN settings open, click on reset to default.
  7. Wait for a couple of minutes.

You will have to wait for the process to complete. According to your device’s speed and capacity, it could take several minutes to complete. 

You must always ensure your phone is on while the process continues. Don’t lose hope if your data needs to reset after the APN method! You can still attempt this method manually.

APN Reset: Manual Method

If you still need to get your desired results, your data has not been reset, or you need access to your Metro PCS data, consider the manual APN method. It is often recommended when network access is limited.

Here’s how you can manually configure your APN settings:

  1. You will need to insert some values into your APN settings. 
  2. First, go to the Apps > Settings and press on Wireless Networks. Here are the exact values you need to insert:
  • APN Type: default/supl/mms
  • Proxy: Leave blank
  • Name: T-Mobile US LITE
  • Port: Leave blank
  • APN:
  • Username & Password: Leave blank
  • MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
  • MNC: 260
  • MMSC:
  • Bearer: Not specified
  • MCC: 310
  • APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
  • Authentication type: Leave blank

Once you have entered all these values, save them and restart your device. It may take several minutes to reconfigure and restart. 

Note: The list of APN settings given above is provided in a random order; the position of the settings may vary on different devices, but the values remain the same.


Does MetroPCS offer an unlimited data plan?

MetroPCS offers a pay-as-you-use plan, but there are no unlimited data plans. Whichever service you purchase will require a payment plan. 

The data on my device is running very slowly; what’s the problem?

If you face speed issues, you must first check your data usage. If you have used up your allotted data, then that’s the problem. Your data will still run but slower. If you still have data MBS, try shutting off and turning your device on again. You can contact the technical department for further help.

Final Words

Hopefully, this article has addressed all your concerns about resetting your MetroPCS data for your device or solving all your MetroPCS network reset issues. It’s an easy fix that can solve your connectivity and hotspot issues. But, in case the methods above haven’t been able to solve all your problems, contact the technical department in MetroPCS, and they will be happy to solve your issues.

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