What to Know Before Changing iTunes and App Store Country

What to Know Before Changing iTunes and App Store Country.

What to Know Before Changing iTunes and App Store Country: If you have ever had any issue with music and app purchases on your iPad or iPhone, it might be because of your stored credit card which is listed as being in a different region or country than the country in which your device was set up.

What to do Before you Change your Country or Region

Spend any store credit remaining on your Apple ID.  Learn what to do if your remaining store credit is less than the cost of a single item.

Cancel any subscriptions, including Apple Music, and wait until the end of the subscription period.

Wait for any memberships, pre-orders, movie rentals, or Season Passes to complete, and wait for any pending store credit refunds to process.

Make sure that you have a payment method for your new country or region.

Redownload your apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books on any devices that you might use to play or read them in the future.

That’s because some types of content might not be available in your new country or region. (Learn what types of content and services are available in your new country or region.)

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How to Change the 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 the iTunes Store or App Store location on your iPhone or iPad:

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

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.

A prompt with several options will appear on your screen.

Tap on the one that says View Apple ID to view your Apple account settings.

You should now be on your Apple account settings screen.

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.

Launch the App Store app on your device.

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 the App Store

Access Your Apple ID in the App Store

Now, change the App Store region here:

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.

Launch the Settings app on your device.

Head to General, tap on Language & Region.

Choose Region and select the country you want to switch to.

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.

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