You need to change your Apple ID country or region when you move from one country or region to another. Earlier, Apple had allowed anyone to change App Store location just to download some apps available in particular country/region. But now the thing has become difficult as you can choose “None” option when you are on Payment screen during the process. This means only genuine users can change App Store country in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad.

This modification of App Store country or region on iPhone and iPad requires some preparations. First and foremost, you need to check the billing address in your Apple ID account page; because if there is any discrepancy between the billing address and country region, you won’t be able to purchase any app, music, movies or any other contents from the App Store. Second, if you own a credit card with an address in one country and your iOS device is set up in another country, there will be a major difference between the country and region.

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

Some Points to Ponder...

  • First, use all the outstanding store credit on your Apple ID. Before you change your country or region, wait for the pending store credit refunds to process.
  • Cancel your subscriptions like Apple Music, and wait until the subscription period gets over to change country or region on your iPhone or iPad. You also need to exhaust your memberships, pre-orders, iTunes movie rentals, or Season Passes.
  • You need to update your payment method. For example, you can use only American credit cards to buy content from the US iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store. So if you have changed your location, you need to get credit or debit card for that new country or region.
  • Back up your iOS devices to iTunes; probably, you need to downgrade your iCloud storage for time being until you move to the new country or region.
  • You may not change your country or region if you are a part of a Family Sharing group.
  • Apple may not allow re-downloading some contents you purchased from your original country or region.

How to Change App Store Country on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11 or iOS 10

Step #1: Launch Settings on your iOS device.

Step #2: Tap on [Your Name].

Tap on Apple ID Bar in Settings App on your iPhone and iPad

Step #3: Tap on iTunes & App Store.

Tap on iTunes and App Store on iPhone and iPad

Step #4: Tap on your Apple ID. (Make sure you are signed in with the Apple ID and Password that you use with iTunes Store)

Tap on Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

Step #5: Tap on View Apple ID.

Tap on View Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

Here you need to authenticate your Apple ID using Password or Touch ID or Face ID.

Step #6: Tap on Country/ Region.

Tap on Change Country Region

Step #7: Now, you will be landed on Account Page, tap on Change Country or Region. (If prompted, Enter Apple ID Password).

Enter Apple ID Password and Tap on Country Region

Step #8: Next, Choose your new country or region by tapping on it.

Change App Store Country Region on iPhone and iPad

Step #9: Read terms and conditions carefully and then tap on Agree from the top right corner.

Tap on Agree

Step #10: Once again tap on Agree.

Agree Terms and Conditions to Change App Store Location

Step #11: Here you are required to enter a valid payment method and enter your new payment information. (You can also choose none if you don’t want to enter a payment method)

Enter Payment Method and Billing Address on iPhone and iPad

Note: As mentioned above, you are not allowed to select ‘None’ option in case you are not in the country/region you are creating an Apple ID for.

There are other situations when you cannot select None when you edit your Apple ID payment information.

  • If there is an unpaid balance or payment due
  • If your subscription gets renewed automatically
  • If you’re using the iTunes Store or App Store for the first time
  • If you are a part of Family Sharing group
  • If you have changed your country or region

Step #12: At last, enter your billing address details and tap on Next.

Tap on Next on iPhone and iPad After Entering Payment Information

How to Change Country or Region from Apple ID account page.

Step #1: Sign in to your Apple ID account page.

Open Apple ID Account Page on your Browser

Step #2: If you have setup two-factor Authentication, you need to enter the code.

Two Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Step #3: Go to Account section and click on Edit.

Click on Edit in Account Section on Apple ID Page

Step #4: Now, scroll down and choose your new country or region from the drop-down list.

Choose New Country or Region from Apple ID Account for App Store

Step #5: Next, you will be promoted with a message, Click on Continue to Update.

Click on Continue to Update iOS App Store Country Region

Step #6: Enter your new valid payment information and payment method details.

Enter Billing Information in Apple ID Account Page

Step #7: Finally, click on Save.

Click on Save at Last in After Entering Payment Method in Apple ID Account Page

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