One of the major reasons why iPhone is so popular around the world is superior apps. It’s really great to use them on iOS devices. At times, some apps are available or released only in certain countries. Hence, if the app is not available in your country, you can’t download it—as per the rule.
I still remember how crazy I was to download Pokemon Go on my iPhone, which was not available initially in my country. However, thanks to a smart trick, I was able to put my hands on the popular augmented reality game even before it could release in my country. Want to find out how I got it done? Let’s go!
How to Change App Store Country Region on iPhone or iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.
Step #3. Tap your Apple ID. ( Just in case you are not signed in, sign in using your Apple ID as well as password.)
Step #4. Tap View Apple ID.
Step #5. You would be prompted to enter your password again.
Step #6. Tap Country/Region. Then, tap on Change Country or Region.
Step #7. Now, select the country. Then, tap Next.
Step #9. Next, make sure to add a valid zip code and a credit card which is valid for the country you’ve selected. If there is a None option for payments, select it.
Note: If your credit card is already associated with your Apple ID, None option may not appear. If the credit card is not selected or added, None option will appear.
Step #10. Tap on Next at the bottom right corner.
Step #11. Now, a dialog box will ask you to verify your Apple ID information.
Tap on Not Now or get the Verification done.
Step #12. You will be confirmed that your Apple ID is now ready to use with iTunes Store.
You can now tap on Start shopping to download your favorite apps.
How to Change App Store Country or Region on Mac or PC
You can also change your App Store country region on your Mac or PC.
Step #1. Open iTunes. Sign in with your Apple ID, if you are not already.
Step #2. In the menu bar located at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, you need to click Account → View My Account.
Next, you need to enter your password. Then, press the Return or Enter key on the keyboard or click View Account.
Step #3. On the Account Information page, you have to click “Change Country or Region.”
Step #4. You need to select your new country from the “Select a country or region” menu. Then, click Change.
Step #5. Click Continue on the Welcome to the iTunes Store page.
Step #6. Now, enter your payment method as well as billing address.
Step #7. Click Continue.
That’s it! Your Apple ID country will be updated on other iDevices like iPhone, iPad as well.