Change your Google Play country

If you move to a new country you may want to change your Google Play country. Your Google Play country determines what content you see in the store. The apps, games, and other content in the Store can vary by country.

  • You can only change your Play country once per year. So if you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for 1 year.
  • When you change your country, you won’t be able to use your Google Play balance that you have in your old country in your new country.

Change your Google Play country

To change your country, you need to set up a new country in Google Play. To set up a new country, you must be in that country and have a payment method from the new country.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Country and profiles.
  3. Tap the country where you want to add an account.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to add a payment method to that country.
  5. The first payment method must be from the country you’re adding a profile for. Once you create the profile you can add payment methods from other countries.
  6. This creates a new Google Payments profile linked to the new country. The Google Play Store will automatically change to the new country. It can take up to 24 hours to change.

How to change your local iTunes Store and App Store country

If you’re moving or otherwise want to change your iTunes Store and App Store at least semi-permanently, here’s what to do.

Note: If you have subscriptions to Apple Music, iTunes Match, or another service attached to your local Apple ID, you’ll need to cancel those first, then re-sign after you’ve switched over.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap on Apple ID.
  4. Authenticate with Password or Touch ID, if required.
  5. Tap on Country/Region.

  6. Tap on Change Country or Region.
  7. Choose a new country or region.
  8. Tap on Next.
  9. Tap on Agree to consent to the terms and conditions.
  10. Enter your payment details.
  11. Enter your billing information.
  12. Tap Next.

You’ll now be set up in your new country and ready to go.