How to change the Apple Store country or region on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Today people move to different parts of the world to study, work or research. However, keep in mind that switching between countries requires you to perform several actions on your Apple devices as well. This is because different countries provide access to different versions of iTunes or the App Store.

You may find additional apps in your new country, or you may lose access to some of the apps you are currently using. To make the transition easier, I’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you learn how to change the country or region in the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

What to do before changing your country or region in the App Store

  • Canceling Active Subscriptions: You must cancel all active subscriptions purchased through the App Store app in order to successfully change the country in the App Store. The subscription could be for an Apple service like Apple Music or iCloud, or for a third-party app like Spotify, YouTube Premium, etc. Cancellation does not guarantee immediate suspension. You may have to wait until the end of the subscription period to continue.
  • Use remaining Apple ID balance: Any remaining Apple ID balance or App Store balance may prevent you from changing the country and region on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
  • Wait for Refund or Pre-Order Complete: Are you waiting for your pre-order to complete? After that, you cannot change the App Store region or country at this time. You will have to wait for this pre-ordered service to become available to you. If you do not want to wait, you can cancel your pre-order.
  • Leaving an existing Family Sharing group: You must leave a Family Sharing group that you are currently a part of in order to successfully change your country or region in the App Store.
  • Check which payment methods are available for your new country: If you’re moving to a new location for an extended period, you should have a local Apple-supported payment processor or credit card in that region. You can check which country-specific payment methods are working fine by visiting Apple support page.

How to change the country or region in the App Store on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap your Apple ID → Media & Purchased.
  3. Select View Account from the dropdown menu.

    Apple ID, media, purchases, and account view in the Settings app

  4. You will be asked to login.
  5. Click Country/Region → Change country or region.
  6. Select a new country or region from the list of countries. Check the terms of use.
  7. Tap OK in the upper right corner → tap OK again to confirm.

    Click on the country, select the country, agree in the application settings

  8. Choose your preferred payment method → ​​enter your payment details and billing address.
  9. Click {Next.

That’s it! After entering a valid local payment method, you will change the country and region of your App Store!

    How to change the country or region in the App Store on a Mac or PC

    1. Launch the Music app or iTunes on your Mac.
    2. Click Account → Account Settings.

      Click

    3. Enter your Apple ID and password → Sign In.
    4. On the Account Information page, select Change country or region.

      Click

    5. Select a new country/region from the list.

      Select the country on your Mac

    6. Read the Terms and Conditions → select Agree.

      Click

    7. Click OK to confirm.

      Click Agree to confirm on Mac

    8. Enter your new payment details and billing address.
    9. Click Continue.

        Voila, you’ve changed your App Store location!

        How to change the region of the online application store

        1. visiting appleid.apple.com.
        2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
        3. Enter the verification code you received on another Apple device using the same Apple ID.
        4. Select personal information.

          Select Personal information on the Apple Web

        5. Click on Country/Region → Change Country/Region.

          Click the country or region on the Apple Web.

          Choose a country on the Apple Web

        6. Enter your preferred payment method for the new country to check availability.
        7. Fill in the details and click Update.

          Select a country and update it

          If you don’t want to select the payment method, please wait for it to arrive in your new country or region. Then create a new Apple ID.

          an end!

          The Apple App Store supports different apps for different locations. The methods mentioned here are simple, fast and easy to implement. However, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section. I will be glad to help.

          Frequently Asked Questions Does changing the country in the Apple Store remove everything from my device?

          Changing the country in the Apple Store does not remove anything from your device. However, to change the country and region in the App Store on iPhone, iPad and Mac, you have to cancel all your subscriptions, pre-orders, etc.

          Can I get an Apple ID in two countries?

          You can have two different Apple IDs on your device. However, first you need to sign up in each country with a new Apple ID.

          What does the region mean for the Apple Store?

          The “region” of the Apple Store refers to the region in which you live and identifies your Apple ID.

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