Safaricom MMS Settings for your Handset

Safaricom MMS Settings for Apple iOS

For Iphones and Ipads

Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Settings

Go to Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network > MMS

Enter the following: –

APN: safaricom
Username:  saf
Password: data
MMS proxy: leave blank
MMS max message service: leave blank
MMS ua prof: leave blank

Safaricom MMS Settings for Android

VERSIONS: – Cupcake (1.5) Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.0-2.1), Froyo(2.2), Gingerbread(2.3) and Honeycomb versions(3.0).

Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Settings

  • On the handset, tap on the tab display on the screen.
  • Tap the Settings icon.
  • Tap Wireless & Networks.
  • Tap More Settings
  • Tap Mobile networks.
  • Tap Access Point Names.
  • Press Menu button.
  • Tap New APN.
  • Tap Name.
  • Enter Safaricom MMS. Tap OK.
  • Tap APN.
  • Enter safaricom Tap OK
  • Tap Username
  • Enter safTap OK.
  • Tap Password
  • Enter data Tap OK
  • Tap MMSC.
  • Enter . Tap OK.
  • Tap MMS Proxy
  • Enter Tap OK.
  • Tap MMS port
  • Enter 8080 Tap OK.
  • Press menu option and save
  • Press Home icon to go back to main page.

Safaricom MMS Settings for Windows Mobile OS

For Versions 5, 6 and 7

Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Settings

Press Start > Press Settings > Press the Connections tab > Press Connections > Press the Advanced tab.
Press Select Networks.
Press New… below Programs that automatically connect to the Internet should connect using.
Settings Name: Safaricom MMS
Press ok.
Press the Programs that automatically connect to the Internet should connect using dropdown list.
Select Safaricom MMS.
Press Edit… below Programs that automatically connect to the Internet should connect using.
Press New

  • Connection Name: Safaricom MMS
  • Select a modem: Cellular Line (GPRS, 3G).

Press Next.

  • Access point name (APN): safaricom

Press Next.

  • User name: saf
  • Password: data
  • Domain: leave blank.

Press Finish
Press Safaricom MMS to mark it.
Press ok to activate the data connection.
Press ok twice to exit the menu item.
Press the Home key several times to return to stand-by mode.
Press Start > Press Messages > Press Messaging > Press SMS/MMS > Press Menu > Press New >Press MMS Options

  • Save sent messages (Check)
  • Reject all messages (Un-Check)Safaricom MMS Settings
  • Allow delivery report (Check)
  • Allow read report (Check)
  • Retrieval mode: Auto
  • Attempts before giving up – 4
  • Photo resolution: Original

Press the Servers tab > Press New

  • Server name: Safaricom MMS1
  • Gateway:
  • Port number: 8080
  • Server address:
  • Connect via: Safaricom MMS
  • Sending size limitation: 300K
  • WAP version: WAP 2.0

Press Done
Press and Safaricom MMS1 until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press Set as Default.
Press ok twice to exit the menu item.
Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.

For Versions 7.5 to Version 8

Internet Settings
  • Access the menu by sliding the screen in the direction of the arrow (from right to left)
  • Scroll through the menu until you reach settings and then tap on settings
  • Scroll through the settings menu until you reach Access Point and then tap Access Point
  • Tap ADD
  • Enter Safaricom Internet in the connection Name field
  • Type in safaricom in the access Point Name field
  • Scroll to authentication type and select PAP
  • Tap ok when informed that there are no MMS settings as we’ll be entering them separately
Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Settings
  • Tap ADD
  • Tap connection Name and type in Safaricom mms
  • Scroll to mms APN and Enter safaricom for the mms Access Point Name
  • Scroll to Proxy address and enter
  • Tap Proxy Port and type in 8080
  • Scroll to mmsc address and enter in
  • Tap authentication type and select PAP
  • Tap the tick symbol
  • Tap ok when informed that here are no internet settings as we have already entered these.
  • Tap and hold Safaricom Internet and then select activate
  • If you see the word active in blue under Safaricom internet then this has been completed successfully

Safaricom MMS Settings for Blackberry OS 10

Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Settings
  • On the Home Screen, swipe left to right to access the Hub.
  • Tap Text Messages, then tap Menu (3 dots), then Settings.
  • Tap Text Messages, then tap Advanced.
  • Scroll down to APN Settings

Enter the following information:

  • APN type safaricom
  • Username type saf
  • Password type data
  • MMSC URL type
  • Proxy URL type
  • Proxy Username = Leave Blank
  • Proxy Password = Leave Blank
  • Tap Save