9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 10:14 AM by peer aqua
Tonylovessin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I changed my Apple ID from United States to Canada and now I have purchases in both countries. However I can't find a way to switch between the different countries' stores. The FAQ and some forum posts I've seen refer to a flag that is supposed to be in the lower right of the App Store that you can click on to change the country of the store, but it doesn't seem to be there.


iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,060 points)

    You must be within the Country, with a Valid Billing Address and Credit Card for that Country, to use the Store of that Country...

  • Tonylovessin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been back and forth between Canada and the US, and have valid billing addresses and credit cards in both countries. I never had a problem using the US App Store while within Canada.

  • FRA_ALLEN Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    As a British resident in France I have a similar problem, which I have solved by having two Apple IDs, one for France and one for the UK, each with an address and bank card for that country.  A pain, I agree.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (81,945 points)

    Go to the App Store tap on the Featured Tab. Then swipe to the bottom of the screen. Your ID is in the bottom left corner. Tap on your ID and then tap View Apple ID. Enter your password. Then go to Country/Region. Change the country to either US or Canada - wherever you are. See if that works for you.

  • aprilfrombc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Demo from PA,

     

    This worked as easily as you said, I was looking for an answer allllllllll day! So glad to finally come across your response. Thanks for sharing : )

  • Evilklou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tks Demo.

    I was stuck within the us store and it work perfectly.

  • eemess Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now I struggled for two days stuck in the Japanese store and couldn't returns to my own country "Canada" until just now there is no red flag or LIL flag to click on not in Japan anyway before I go on and on like I do when I feel like being a smart ***.... LOL!!!

     

    PLAIN AND SIMLY SIGN OUT... Sign back in!!! This will allow things to reset!!! The right screens will pop up and tell you what to do!!!

     

    TRUST ME I TRY'D EVERYTHING SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON NOTHING AND I MEAN NOTHING WORKED MY NEXT STEP WAS TO EITHER THROW THE PHONE .... AND SMASH IT .... DuM DuM DuM !!!! Or reset it to the factory SETIngs

     

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  • eemess Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ya so sign out and then sign back in easy as one two and not three!!! Good luck

    Had to post cause maybe its different when your stuck in a different country store but I just got Lucky and signed out of my apple I'd guess I should have mentioned signing outta what huh??? Ya

     

    YA SO SIGHN OUT OF YOUR APPLE ID THEN SIGN BACK IN DONT CHANGE ANYTHING OR MAKE ANOTHER ID

    1) sign out

    2) sign in

    3) there is no three.... Things should reset from there allow you to change back to your own country!!!

    that's it later

     

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  • peer aqua Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!!!