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Safaricom Internet Settings for Android, iPhone, Modem

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Safaricom Internet Settings

Are you possessing problems with your Safaricom internet settings? Most souls meet troubles in configuring internet services on their devices particularly with the use of a new sim card. This is peculiarly accurate if you want to renew your old sim card with a new one that has Safaricom 4g internet settings. Advantageous for you, fixing this issue is as simplistic as a, b, c. Find our guide for setting up your internet on your phone, tablet, or modem to enjoy Safaricom data services. 

How to receive Safaricom Data Settings on Your Handset

To get Safaricom settings on your new SIM card dial *445# or send a blank message to 445. After doing this, you will receive a prompt with Safaricom internet settings which you should save, install, or apply and then switch off or restart your phone. If you switched off your phone, the next step is to switch on your phone and you will be ready to ‘Pepea Na internet mkononi na Safaricom’.

Safaricom Internet Settings – Handset Setup

  1. Get internet settings by dialing *445# or sending a blank text to 445 – then save/install/apply content received and then restart your phone

Manual settings
Default data Settings:

  1. Connection Name: Safaricom Internet
  2. APN: safaricom
  3. Username: saf
  4. Password: data

For content requiring Proxy filter e.g. WAP devices, add them below:

  1. Proxy/Gateway address: 172.022.002.038
  2. Proxy Port: 8080 for HTTP or 9201 for WAP
  3. Authentication type – Normal or PAP/CHAP

Safaricom internet settings on Android

To modify the APN settings on your Android phone or tablet, you will the steps below. Note that the names might differ depending on what android version you are using on your device as well as the manufacturer.

  1. On your phone, click on the settings icon
  2. Followed by wireless & networks
  3. Then press the mobile networks.
  4. Click on the Access point names.
  5. On the menu button, tap on New APN and then enter the following.
  • Connection name: Safaricom Internet
  • APN: safaricom
  • Proxy: leave it blank
  • Port: Leave it blank
  • Username: saf
  • Password: data

To configure settings for MMS, you will need to repeat the same procedure again even though it is also possible to fill the information all at once. For some devices, you are able to click on an existing APN and edit it while for some it is not possible.

Use this method to configure Safaricom APN settings for older phones.

  1. Account Name: Safaricom GPRS
  2. Homepage: wap.safaricom.com or any other mobile URL you prefer.
  3. Username: saf
  4. Password: data.
  5. Proxy: disable
  6. Data: leave blank
  7. Bearer: GPRS
  8. For bearer settings use;
  9. I.P address: 172.022.02.038
  10. Port: 8080
  11. Apn/Gateway: Safaricom
  12. Authentication type: normal

READ: Airtel Kenya Internet Settings for Android, iOs, Microsoft Windows

Safaricom data settings- for iOS

For most iPhone or iPads, New Safaricom APN settings will be automatically be detected when you use a new SIM line. If you fail to get these settings, try and remove the SIM and put it back. If that does not work use the shortcode *445# and send a blank text or dial it on the device. This should work and you will get the internet settings straight to the phone. Click on save and your device is ready for use.

For manual configuration of APN settings on your iPhone or iPad, do the following.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the menu and click on settings
  2. Then go to general settings then network.
  3. Type in the information as needed
  • Access point name; safaricom
  • Username; saf
  • Password: data

Note that you should turn off the WIFI option while doing this

Safaricom internet settings for the modem

When you want to use the internet on your computer, you can either use a Safaricom modem or a Safaricom internet box. Both options require the use of a SIM card and need internet configuration to work. For a modem, use the shortcode *445# to get internet settings just like we mentioned earlier on in the article. For manual settings for the modem, use the following;

  • Modem setting profile name: Safaricom
  • Tap on the static
  • Access point (APN): safaricom
  • Access number: *99#
  • Username: saf
  • Pass: data

Safaricom APN Settings

Here are the Safaricom APN setting for internet configuration

  • Name: Safaricom
  • APN: safaricom
  • Proxy: 172.22.2.38
  • Port: 8080
  • Username: saf
  • Password: data
  • Server: http://wap.safaricom.com
  • MMSC: http://mms.gprs.safaricom.com
  • MMS Proxy: 172.22.2.38
  • MMS Port:
  • MCC:
  • MNC:
  • Authentication Type:
  • APN Type:
  • APN Protocol:
  • APN Roaming Protocol:

As you can see, it is fairly easy to configure Safaricom internet settings on your device for a smooth internet experience. So the next time you are having internet configuration issues, no need to call customer care as you can do it by yourself.

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