iTunes - U.S and U.K

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by snowydog, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. snowydog macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011

    Sorry if this is in the wrong thread - I'm relatively new I I'm really quite new to apple I need a bit of help ....

    If someone who's had experience maybe clear some things up for me...

    Buying an iPad2 in the states at the weekend - buty I'm a bit confused on the iTunes account etc...

    I want to use the iPad2 while I'm there for the rest of my vacation...I know the guys in the Apple store will set it up for me - but I'm wondering how It works with the different app stores for country...

    If I sign up for a U.S account while i'm there (can this be done without a biling address).... that means I can download apps from the US store while there?

    So what happens when I come home - I set up a UK iTunes account and then change the store on my iPad2 - can this be done?

    I'm sorry if this seems a bit dumb - I'm just new to Apple and im not too sure on how it all works....
  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Do you already have a UK account? If so just use that and you're sorted. No need to worry about a US account.

  3. snowydog thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    I haven't got one yet but I was going to set one up tomorrow before I head on that possible?

    Such a newbie lol... :eek::eek:

    I take it i won't be able to download apps from the U.S store then while I'm there if I register with UK account? :eek:
  4. swedefish macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    Even if you're in the US you can still shop with your UK account. I have four apple IDs (ie four different countries) and trust me, it's a hassle to manage updates etc between accounts so if you can stick to one, try to do so. I am based in the UK but I can use all my accounts from here, it's just a matter of logging into the right AppStore/iTunes Music Store, etc. It's really not that hard, and setting up an Apple Account takes a few minutes max!
  5. snowydog thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    Ah great thank you! I've realised I had a UK account so that works out great....had an iphone with work last year (gave it up for an android) and had purchased some apps - only logged into my itunes account today and found I had those apps stored on my account - that's pretty good...

    So when they set it up in store - all I have to do is use my Apple ID and I can still shop in the UK iTunes store while in america - thank you!! :)
  6. swedefish macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    No problem. Best of luck iPad shopping in the US!

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