Resolved Change iTunes region without a credit card

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  1. Kev001, Apr 18, 2011
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    Kev001 macrumors newbie

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    I tried to download a free app from a different region in the appstore but i am unable to because i have a US account and its limited to the US appstore. So i thought if i just changed the region in my itunes account settings everything would be fine, unfortunately you need to add a credit card to complete the process...

    So does anyone know a way around this that doesn't require me to make a new account or add a credit card to my current account?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Maybe using an iTunes gift card from that region you want to connect to.
     
  3. Kev001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its a free app, so it that wouldn't help.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think once you log in using a foreign iTunes card you can download apps both free and paid from that region that the card is sold from.
    There's also the instalous route if u can't find the free app on your current AppStore.
     
  5. B737 macrumors 6502a

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    Kevin
    i had to do this when installing a BMW remote app thats only available in the UK. its very easy to do...

    On your PC (or Mac)
    in itunes log out of your account

    at the bottom of the 'store' change your region.

    go find the free app your looking for

    click 'buy'

    it will then ask you to create an account and will now offer the 'no card' option, you'll create a new user name and password for this 'new account'

    enter an address thats local to that region while selecting no card.


    From your iphone, log out of your itunes account from within your settings

    login with your other account
    go to the app store
    download your free app
    back to settings, log out, then log back in with your real region user name and password

    you'll now have your other app, mixed in with your regular ones.
     
  6. Kev001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your response but there's a slight problem with doing that. After i make the foreign account and install/sync it to my iPhone wouldn't it unauthorize the apps that are on iPhone that are linked to my original account? so during the sync process it would remove everything, right? this is why i dont want to make a new account
     
  7. B737 macrumors 6502a

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    no it just installs it and keeps everything else. when you sync your phone to your PC you will get a popup saying something to the effect of "i wont transfer this app cause its from another region". subsequently that app wont show on your PC but will remain on your iphone with all your other apps.
     
  8. Kev001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup you were right, got it to work. thanks :)
     
  9. Jashee macrumors newbie

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    Hi I've read the thread on how to change without credit card but what if I don't have Mac Pc only iPhone can I do the steps too?? There are loads of apps which is not available in Qatar and always ask me to change different store. I tried to change to US but same problem like Kevin it keeps on asking for credit card Infos. Please help me if there's other way I woul appreciate it much thanks
     

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