Google maps not available for my country

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MacMan988, Jan 29, 2013.

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    MacMan988

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    Hi, it seems still google maps is not available for my country. Are they gonna make it available world wide? Google maps works fine for my local area. I used it most of the time when I was using my previous phone, which is a galaxy s2.
     
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    sagar4995

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    same here. im located in UAE. No Google Maps in the Emarati app store :(
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Only way around this is by creating a Apple ID with a US address and telephone number. Instructions is found below.

    Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store account without a credit card
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534
     
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    MacMan988

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    And then can I get back to my original Apple ID once the app is installed? will I be getting updates if I do that in that way?
     
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    sagar4995

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    apparently yes, for both your questions. I checked with a friend who does this regularly. Haven't tried it out myself. will do and let you know.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Yes. You just install Google Maps, then you log out of the US store and log in again with your local, regular account. Every once in a while, when updates are released, you will have to log in with the US store again to download them, and so on.

    I do this regularly with a couple of apps that are not available in my country (some local US newspapers and Pandora, for example).
     
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    Prabas

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    You don't have to log in to update those apps anymore, just enter your password :)
     
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    MacMan988

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    Created a USA ID and searched the app store with "google maps" as the keyword and still the same list of apps coming up! I cannot see google maps in the list! Perhaps the search results are being produced using my current location as well?
     
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    Prabas

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