How to Change App Store Country Region on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

There may be two main reasons why you may need to change App Store country or region in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad. While the one reason could be that you no longer live the country registered in your Apple ID and other could be that you just wish to download an iPhone or iPad app that is not available in your country. Follow this guide to get across the line!

While browsing through App Store, my eyes stumbled up an impressive app and wanted to download it. But the happiness did not last long because when I went with the process of getting the app, I got the message that the app is not available in my country and therefore I can’t download it. Hence, I decided to change the App Store country or region in iOS 11 on my iPhone and iPad to download the foreign app. Though the process was not so straightforward, I somehow overcame the hurdle!

What if you have moved to a new country and wish to update the information so that you will continue to purchase items in the App Store? Well, we have also taken this genuine purpose into account. But there are things you need to keep in mind before going through the process.

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How to Change App Store Country Region on iPhone or iPad

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How to Change App Store Country/Region in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

You no longer live in the country mentioned in your Apple ID. Check out the below-mentioned things and follow the subsequent steps to update your information.

Make sure to do the following things before changing your country or region:

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  • Be sure to spend the remaining store credit on your Apple ID.
  • Make sure to wait for the pending store credit refunds to process.
  • Ensure that you have canceled all the subscriptions, including Apple Music.
  • You must also wait for the memberships, pre-orders, iTunes movie rentals, or Season Passes to complete.
  • You need to update your payment method as well because you can’t purchase items in German iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store using your American credit card.
  • Therefore, get the credit or debit card for your new country or region ready.
  • Make sure you have backed up your iOS device to iTunes.
  • You might also need to temporarily downgrade your iCloud storage until you switch to the new country or region.
  • You won’t be allowed to change your country or region if you are part of a Family Sharing group. To leave the Family Sharing group, open Settings app on your iOS device → Name → Family Sharing → tap [your name] → tap Leave Family.
  • It will update the billing address for all of the Apple services, which are associated with your Apple ID.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on iTunes & App Store.

Tap on Settings then iTunes & App Store on iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap your Apple ID and select View Apple ID.

Tap on Apple ID and Tap on View Apple ID on iPhone

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Step #3. Next up, you might be asked to authenticate your Apple ID.

Step #4. Up next, tap on Country/Region → Tap on Change Country or Region.

Tap on Change Country Region in iPhone Settings

Step #5. Select your new country or region.

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Change Country Region on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Step #6. Now, you have to review the Terms and Conditions and Apple Privacy Policy. Then, tap on Agree. You will again have to tap on Agree in the prompt.

Agree to Apple's Terms and Conditions on iPhone or iPad

Step #7. Next, you need to enter a valid payment method. Also, type in your billing address and tap Next.

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Enter Your Details and Tap on Next to Change App Store Country Region on iPhone or iPad

Step #8. Finally, tap on Done.

Change App Store Country Region on Your iPhone or iPad

That’s it! Now, your Apple ID country will be updated across your devices linked with the same account.

You can also head over to Apple ID account page to update your information. Keep reading…

How to Change Country/Region from Apple ID Account Page

Step #1. Open any web browser and go to Apple ID account page and sign in to your account.

Log in With Apple ID on Mac or Windows PC

Step #2. Now, in the Account section, click on Edit.

Tap on Edit Under Account in Apple ID on Mac or PC

Step #3. In the Country/Region menu, you have to choose your new country or region.

Select New Coutry on Apple ID Page on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Click on “Continue to update.”

Change App Store Country Region on Mac or Windows PC

Step #5. Next, you have to enter your new payment information. In the end, click Save to confirm the change.

Edit App Store Country Region from Mac or Windows PC

If you just want to change the country region for the sake of downloading the app without having to cancel Apple Music Subscription or leave Family Sharing, there is a workaround.

All you need to do is create a new Apple ID and add the billing address of the respective country.

How to Change Country/Region on iPhone or iPad Without Leaving Family Sharing or Cancelling Apple Music Subscription

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device and tap on your name. Now, tap on Sign Out and confirm.

Sign Out from App Store and iCloud on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, go back and tap on Sign In (on the Apple ID banner). Then, tap on Create New Apple ID. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to create a new ID.

Create New Apple ID from iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Once you have created your ID, open Settings → tap your name → Tap on iTunes & App Store.

Tap on Your Apple ID then Tap on iTunes & App Store on iDevice

Step #4. Tap on your Apple ID → Tap on View Apple ID.

Tap on Your Apple ID and Tap on View Apple ID on iDevice

Step #4. Tap on Country/Region → Tap on Change Country or Region.

Tap on Country Region and Change Country Region on iDevice

Step #5. Up next, you have to select the country. I’m going to select the United States.

Change Country Region on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

Step #6. Now, agree to the terms and conditions.

Agree to Apple's Terms and Conditions on iPhone or iPad

Step #7. Under Payment Method, select None. Under Billing Name, enter your name.

Important: Under billing address, enter any street name. Now, type in the name of any city of US and make sure to type in the state it belongs to. Next, enter the correct zip code of the city you have entered. Next up, now, you have to enter a standard phone number. I have used 989, 555 1456. Finally, tap on Next.

Enter Your Details and Tap on Next to Change App Store Country Region on iPhone or iPad

Tip: You must be pretty wise in entering the address and phone number because this is where the trick lies.

Have your say:

I guess you have gone through the process successfully! Have any question? Toss it up in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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