It is not often that you have to change the country region of the App Store/iTunes Store on your iPhone/iPad but when you want to download an app that is available only for a specific country, you are looking for ways to change the App Store country region.

Update: How to Change App Store Country Region in iOS 8

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Doing this is fairly simple – especially when your account is not linked to any credit/debit card information.  That seems to be the tricky part though. You have to configure your account to have no credit/debit information so that you can change the country region easily.

How to Change App Store Country or Region in iOS 7

Here's how to change the app store country or region on iOS 7:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store

Setting iTunes & App Store in iOS 7

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  • Tap on your account ID and then tap on View Apple ID

Viewing Apple ID on iOS 7

  • Tap on the Country/Region field

Tap on the Country Region Field in iOS 7

  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  • Tap on ‘Change Country or Region' and select the country you want to change to

Confirming Country or Region on iOS 7

  • Fill up the details – in the payments section, select None. [If None is not available, fill up the credit/debit card details and give the following steps a try. But there's a strong chance that you won't be able to proceed forward because Apple changed the way this works]

Filling Up Payment Details in iOS 7

  • Once you're done filling the details, tap on Done
  • On the next screen, you will be shown that the country/region has been changed successfully.

Change App Store Country or Region in iOS 7 Successfully

You can now access apps specific to that country alone.

Interestingly, a lot of people complain that you can't change the App Store country/region but our experience is contrary. The trick, like I said before, was in having no payment information linked to the account.

As a corollary to that, this means if you changed your country and then tried “buying” apps (not downloading free ones), there's a chance that Apple will prohibit this because the credit information does not match the country. We haven't seen a workaround for this (except, of course, using a credit/debit card of that particular country).

Run into trouble? Let us know in the comments!

Read this post in case  you are still having iOS 6 on your iDevice.

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