Can't update UK apps..

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Koofa, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Koofa macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello all. I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out my issue.

    I have an iPhone and an iPad, I use two different apple ID's on them, the iPad, I use an ID connected with the UK, my iPhone is connected with US.. For some reason, I can't get my UK apps (I have both US and UK apps on my ipad) to update. Whenever I try to use them, it tells me I need to update it first - so I go to the app store, click update, and then it says "app no longer available" even though I know it is. But after doing so, even though it didn't update, it will let me use the app. I really want to update all my UK apps, but it won't allow me to do so, only the US ones.

    I'm afraid to keep signing out and signing back in with my UK ID to keep trying, because in the past when I did that, it eventually made me enter credit card information and I don't have a UK credit card, so I couldn't use that ID anymore for UK apps.. Can anyone help me figure out what's preventing me from being able to update them?
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

    Brookzy

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    This is fundamentally a thing that you should not do. Pick an Apple ID, either US or UK, and use it for everything.

    While logged in to a US Apple ID, you can't download or update UK apps, and vice versa. They are different stores. The Amazon app on the US store is different to the one on the UK store for instance. You can't mix-and-match.

    Solution:

    Pick an Apple ID to use as your main one. Re-download all your apps and other content using that Apple ID. This could be an issue for paid apps and some other content, so pick the Apple ID with the most paid stuff on it (I assume you will pick the US one if you don't have a UK credit card). If you've purchased music from the iTunes Store, that is yours to keep so you can transfer those files to a new iTunes library set up under your chosen Apple ID.

    If you still need to access both the UK and US stores for whatever reason, this can be done! Change the region of your Apple ID to UK when you need to access the UK store.

    Don't keep flipping your Apple IDs - eventually a 90 day limit will be triggered and you'll be stuck on one of the IDs.
     
  3. Koofa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's the thing.. I don't really switch Apple ID's on my devices, I've done it a few times in the past, hoping that it was a fluke that I couldn't update my apps. I can't just switch regions on an Apple ID, because when I did that in the past, eventually for some reason, it asked me for credit card info. for the UK (which I don't have), and since I don't have one, it wouldn't let me switch to the UK anymore. That's why I have a separate Apple ID for my iPad.

    My iPad is currently set to the UK region, but still won't let me update my UK apps. That's my main problem. I can't figure out why..
     

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