Change your Apple ID country or region

Before you update your location, you must spend your store credit, cancel your subscriptions, and get a payment method for your new country or region.

What to do before you change your country or region

Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to change your region

  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Tap your name, then tap Media & Purchases.
  3. Tap View Account. You might be asked to sign in.
  4. Tap Country/Region.
    iPhone showing the Account Settings page.
  5. Tap Change Country or Region.
  6. Tap your new country or region, then review the Terms & Conditions.
  7. Tap Agree in the upper-right corner, then tap Agree again to confirm.
  8. Select a payment method and enter your new payment information and billing address, then tap Next. You must enter a valid payment method for your new country or region.* Learn more about how to change or remove your Apple ID payment information

Use your computer to change your region

  1. Open the Music app or iTunes.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of the screen or the top of the iTunes window, click Account, then click View My Account. 
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. On the Account Information page, click Change Country or Region.
    Mac showing the Account Information page.

  5. Select your new country or region.
  6. Review the Terms & Conditions, then click Agree. Click Agree again to confirm.
  7. Enter your new payment information* and billing address, then click Continue.

Change your region online

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page
  2. Scroll to the Account section, then click Edit. 
  3. From the Country/Region menu, select your new country or region.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions. You must enter a valid payment method for your new country or region.*

If you can't change your country or region

If you can't change your country or region, make sure that you canceled your subscriptions and spent your store credit. Complete these steps before you try to change your country or region.

If you're a part of a Family Sharing group, you might not be able to change your country or region. Learn how to leave a Family Sharing group.

If you still can't change your country or region, or you have less store credit than the cost of a single item, contact Apple Support.

Learn more

 

* If you don't want to enter a payment method, wait until you're physically in your new country or region, then create a new Apple ID.

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