How to Change iTunes Store and App Store Country

If you want access to certain items that are not available in your country, the following guide should teach you how you can change the iTunes Store country so you can get access to items exclusively available in other regions.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jun. 11, 2019, Last Updated: Jun. 11, 2019

If you have been using an iPhone or iPad for some time, you might have noticed that some of the apps you have heard a lot about are not available in your country. It is usually true for local TV apps that provide their services only in select few countries. If that is what’s holding you back from accessing your favorite shows, how about you change your App Store or iTunes Store country on your device?

Change iTunes Store Country

Change iTunes Store Country

Well, it is totally possible to change your country in both the apps on your device and it should enable you to access the contents that are not currently available in your current country. Making this change on an iPhone and iPad is pretty easy and the following guide should walk you through the steps to do it on your device.

What You Need Know before Changing iTunes Store Country or Region

When you plan to change your iTunes Store country or region, clear below first:

  1. Update your billing address and it will sync to all your Apple’s digital media stores: iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, Mac App Store, iCloud, etc.
  2. Update your payment method. Only credit cards of the country can be used to buy the content from the country’s iTunes Store and App Store.
  3. Items that you purchased from the store in the previous country or region will not be shown in your purchased section.
  4. You won’t see the items from your iCloud Music Library that you matched, uploaded, or added from the store in the previous country or region.
  5. You’d better make a full backup of your important files from device to the computer. And Part 4 will lead you to complete the job in minutes.

How to Change iTunes Store and App Store Country

While changing your App Store or iTunes Store country is easy, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start the procedure. First, you must have used up all of your account balance in your current country before you can change to a new country. Second, you must have a credit card and billing address for the country you are changing to.

If you have got the required items ready with you, the following are the steps on how to change iTunes Store or App Store location on your iPhone or iPad:

Step 1 Launch the App Store app on your device by tapping on its icon on your springboard.

Step 2 When the App Store launches, tap on the first tab that says Featured. Once you are there, scroll all the way down and tap on your Apple ID.

Access Your Apple ID

Access Your Apple ID

Step 3 A prompt with several options will appear on your screen. From the available options, tap on the one that says View Apple ID to view your Apple account settings.

Select the View Apple ID Option

Select the View Apple ID Option

Step 4 You should now be on your Apple account settings screen. Tap on the option that says Country/Region to change your country.

Access the Country/Region Section

Access the Country/Region Section

Step 5 Select your new country from the list and follow the on-screen instructions to add a billing address for this new country.

Once you have finished the procedure, you should be able to access the contents that are available in the country you have chosen for your App Store and iTunes Store on your device.

How to Switch Between Multiple iTunes or App Store Countries

If you would like the ability to switch between multiple countries for App Store and iTunes Store, you can add that ability to your device by following the following instructions.

Step 1 Launch the App Store app on your device.

Step 2 When App Store launches, tap on Featured to open the featured tab. Scroll all the way down and tap on your Apple ID.

Access Your Apple ID in App Store

Access Your Apple ID in App Store

Step 3 When the prompt with a few options appear on your screen, tap on the option that says Sign Out to sign out of your current Apple account.

Step 4 Launch the Settings app on your device and head to General > Language & Region > Region and select the country you want to switch to.

Choose A New Country for Your Device

Choose A New Country for Your Device

Step 5 Launch the App Store and select a free app that is only available in your selected country. Tap on Get for the app and create a new account for your new country. You have successfully switched to a new country in the App Store and iTunes Store on your iOS-based device.

The Bottom Line

If you cannot wait for a certain app to be launched in your country, you can use the above procedure to quickly change from one country to another and get access to exclusive content on your iOS-based devices.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.