If you’re having trouble with app / music purchases on your iPhone or iPad, the problem might be due to the country region settings. For instance, you may have a credit card with an address in one country but your iPhone might have been set up in another country so the regions would be different.
Note that your country region should correspond to the billing address you’ve specified in your Apple ID profile.
It’s relatively simple to change the whole thing though. But make sure the country region you select corresponds to the address that you’ve listed under the credit card billing address.
Here’s how to change the App Store Country or Region right on your iPhone or iPad:
Step 1: Go to Settings
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on ‘iTunes & App Purchases’
Step 3: Tap on the field that says ‘Apple ID:’
Step 4: Tap ‘View Apple ID’
Step 5: Tap on ‘Country Region’
Step 6: In the next screen tap ‘Change Country or Region’
Step 7: Now, select the country from the list
Step 8: When the iTunes & App Store Terms of Service page is shown, tap on “Agree”
Step 9: Once done, you will have to review your payment method and details. This is where your card’s address will be cross-checked with the given country region and address. Make sure you provide a bank account/card detail that has the chosen country in its address. Click on ‘Next’ and you’re done. You’ll have to provide the correct ZIP and other address details.
Below is a quick video showing how to change Country Region of App Store on iPhone or iPad:
Things to note:
- If you are changing your country region, note that some apps might not appear in your iTunes/App Store. In those cases, you may find it hard to get the particular app on your iPhone.
- If your credit card information doesn’t match with the country region you’ve selected, you are most likely going to get an error message. Without valid credit card information for the specified country, you can choose ‘None’ but you might have to enter payment information when you purchase something from the App Store.