How to Change App Store Country Region on iPhone

Simply put, there could be more than one reasons why you may need to change the App Store country or region on your iPhone or iPad. For instance, maybe you no longer live in the country where you had set up your iPhone. Or perhaps, an app that’s yet to be launched in your region has caught your eyes and you desperately want to give it a try–by hook or by crook.

Whatever could be your ultimate purpose, switching iTunes & App Store country isn’t a big deal. However, you will have to take care of many things before taking a jump. Anyway, let me help you get started!

Be Sure You’ve Double-Checked The Following Points:

  • If there is an active iTunes Match subscription, you need to cancel it.
  • Must cancel the active Apple Music membership else you won’t be able to change the country.
  • Even if you have one incomplete Season Pass or Multi-Pass, you won’t be able to change stores.
  • If rentals haven’t expired, you won’t be able to change the region.
  • You need to spend your credit balance before going ahead with the process.
  • If you have pending store credit refunds, you will need to wait for them to complete.
  • The billing information has to match the store you are buying from. Therefore, you must get the payment method ready for your new country.
  • You can choose “None” if there is no valid credit card information for a particular country. However, you will have to enter payment information when purchasing any item from the App Store.
  • Only the organizers of family Sharing group can change stores.
  • Apple recommends you to back up your iOS device before changing the country.
  • You will also require downgrading your iCloud storage temporarily. Don’t worry, all of your data will stay safe. And once you have changed the country, you get the option to re-enroll in a new storage plan to be able to use iCloud storage.
  • Be sure you’ve redownloaded the previous purchases on each of your device where you wish to access them.
  • Keep in mind, not all the apps, music, TV shows, movies or books are available everywhere in the world. So, you shouldn’t be surprised if you find some content or even purchases missing in your new country.

How to Change the iTunes & App Store Country or Region in iOS 13

Step #1. Go to Settings → Scroll down and tap on “iTunes & App Store.”

Open Settings on iPhone and Tap on iTunes and App Store

Step #2. Tap on Apple ID → Tap on View Apple ID in the popup and then enter your Apple ID passwords.

Tap on Apple ID and View Apple ID and Sign in to Access iTunes & App Stores

Step #3. Tap on Country/Region  Tap on Change Country or Region.

Tap on Country or Region and Change Country or Region in iOS iTunes and App Store Settings

Step #4. Now, select the country from the list. You should select the United States.

Change App Store Country Region in iOS iTunes Settings

Step #5. When the iTunes & App Store Terms of Service page is shown, tap on “Agree.”

Agree the Terms and Conditions of iOS iTunes Settings

Step #8. Now, you have to choose the preferred payment method. Choose None, if you don’t want to enter your Credit or Debit card detail.

You’ll also have to provide address details like Street, City, ZIP, etc. Tap on “Next” and finally tap on done.

Enter address details in iOS iTunes and App Store Settings

There you go!

Wrapping Up…

That’s how you can switch the region of App Store on your iOS device. Like I had said, you’ve to take care of so many things before getting started. But if you are not tied to subscriptions, Family Sharing or anything like that, then it becomes pretty easy.

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Change App Store Country Region on iPhone or iPad

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

8 COMMENTS

  1. i’ve got credits in my account but it’s just $0.12 and i want to switch it to another region which i have credit on but looks impossible since i’m supposed to exhaust this credit before switching another region and in this case you can’t buy anything with $0.12 in appstore

  2. I have just recently moved from the US to Austria and properly changed my country/region with the proper austrian credit card and everything. My app store seems to be in Austria now but I still have problems with spotify and the chrome app (that’s the apps I have noticed it at least). they both think I’m out of Austria. I have deleted and downloaded both apps several times. I have reset the settings several times but the problem is still here. I had a VPN set up but deleted it since I was wondering if this corrupted my whole phone. Still not working.
    Any ideas?

  3. HELP! I have confirmed that I have properly selected the USA store and it matches my USA credit card infos, I got the “congratulations” notice, but STILL I am unable to update my apps on my iPad … is the fact that I am physically located in France somehow getting in the way ? I just want to do simple updates to free apps like gmail and etc. but it seems to think I’m in the French store, even though I am not.

  4. hi friends which country region is good for great games for free and aswell is there’s any aap so that i can use my iphone like previous & fast without there’s stuk is games. if any budy know please help me out iam using Apple 4 (16gb) & my software version is IOS 7.0.4

  5. I needed to change the countries frequently to check my own apps, so I put together a little Web App with 1-click region switching for myself. Maybe it’s also helpful for you.

    You can find it at .

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