What happens if I change the region on my Apple ID?

by Narendra

When you change your Apple ID to a different country, you can’t use the iTunes and App Store purchases you’ve already made. You can still use anything that’s already on your device, and apps you’ve already downloaded will still get the latest updates.

How to Change Your Country or Region on iPhone

Can I switch country in Apple Store?

In the iTunes window’s top menu bar, click Account, then click View My Account to see your account information in a list. Use your Apple ID to log in. Change your country or region from the Account Information page. Choose a new country or region to relocate to.

How can I change my region to USA?

Start, then Settings, then Time & Language, and then Region.
Choose your new region under “Country or region.”
You can return to your home country at any time.

Why won’t Apple let me change my country or region?

Since you can’t move your Apple ID Balance to iTunes or the App Store in a different country, you’ll have to spend it all before you can move. You won’t be able to change your account’s country even if you have $0.01 in credit.

Why can’t I change my region on my iPhone?

Changing your country or region might not be possible if you are part of a Family Sharing group. Find out how to leave a group for Family Sharing. Contact Apple Support if you still can’t change your country or region or if you don’t have enough store credit to buy a single item.

How does changing region affect my iPhone?

The AppStore isn’t affected by this. Some features, like Apple Pay and Apple News, aren’t yet available in all areas and will depend on the region setting. You can only get Apple News if your region is set to Australia, UK, or US.

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How often can you change Apple ID region?

Apple can limit switching to once every 90 days on a given device after you use certain iTunes features on that device, like downloading and playing movies, music, and TV shows, logging into Apple Music, or downloading past purchases from any store.

Do I need to cancel iCloud storage to change region?

Before you change your country or region, if you have an iCloud Storage subscription, you must downgrade your active storage subscription to its original level.

Can I change my Apple ID without losing everything?

You can change the email address that is linked to your Apple ID if you no longer use it. You won’t lose access to your purchases, contacts, or any other information in your account.

Can I have an Apple ID in two countries?

To move between countries, Apple does require you to log out completely, clear your balance, and cancel all subscriptions. One way to get around this is to use the App Store or iTunes Store with a different ID for each country.

How can I change my iPhone location without VPN?

Without a VPN, you can change your iPhone’s location by going to Settings > General > Location Services and turning “Location Services” off. Then, for the apps you want to use, you can turn on “Location Services.”

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