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How to change your App Store account location

Updated July 20, 2017

The App Store, available on all iOS devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad 2 or iPod touch, allows you to download various applications to your device. If you are travelling, or moving to a new location, it is important to change the country or region on your device to reflect your current location. You can change the location of your App Store account from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch's main menu.

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  1. Tap "Settings" from the main menu of your iOS device.

  2. Tap "Store."

  3. Tap "View Apple ID."

  4. Enter your user name and password.

  5. Tap the space underneath "Change Country or Region."

  6. Select the region where you will be located.

  7. Tap "Done."

  8. Tip

    You must have an empty App Store account balance before you can change your location.

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About the Author

Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.

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