Not every app is available in every country. In fact, there are a large portion of apps that are country specific. For people outside of the United States, you are missing out on a plethora of apps such as Pandora, last.fm, the Civilization Games, Spotify, Yellow Pages, and a whole number of others. There are also apps that people from the United States are missing out on.
This guide will completely lead you through the few steps needed in order to download apps from other countries. This guide is also useful if you are traveling outside of your native country and wish to download apps. According to iTunes terms and conditions, you are not supposed to access the app store for that country if you are not a citizen. This quick and easy guide will take about 10 minutes tops and will give you access to a whole new countries worth of apps.
Step 1: Sign out of iCloud.
In order to create a new iTunes account, you first need to sign out of your current iTunes account. You can do this (from your phone) by going to Settings then tapping iCloud and then scrolling to the bottom where you will see a button that says Sign Out. Tap Sign Out and you will be prompted whether or not you wish to keep on your iPhone or Delete from your iPhone. You should definitely Keep everything on your phone if you wish to keep all your data.
Step 2: Create a new Apple iTunes account.
Once you sign out, you will be asked to either sign in or create a new account. We would like to hit create a new account. Go to Settings then iCloud, then hit create new Apple ID. You then have the choice between using your own email address or having Apple create a free one for you. You will then be asked to enter a birthday, name, and email address (you need a unique AND real email that is not the same as your other iTunes account email) and a password. You must choose and answer the 3 security questions. Once you fill everything out completely, tap continue.
Step 3: Verify your account.
You will need to check the email you provided for Apple’s verification method. Then you must click the link provided in the email to verify your new iTunes account. Apple will ask to sign in and make sure to do so with the account you just created.
Step 4: Choosing your new Country.
Now this is where you get to pick which country you wish to be a part of to get their apps. You can do this by going to the App Store and selecting featured. Scroll to the bottom of that screen and click on the button that says sign in. Tap that button and sign in using your new verified account. You should see a pop up saying that you have never used this account on the iTunes store before, you then hit Review and wait for the list of countries to pop up. Choose the country in which you wish to get apps from and then hit agree after accepting the terms and conditions.
Step 5: Billing Information
Apple will ask you to enter your billing information. You will need to make sure that you enter an address that is in the country that you picked. You can use any information to satisfy this, some recommendations are hotels, banks, restaurants, just do some googling and you’ll be good to go. You do not have to enter any credit card information, you can select none. You will not be able to buy any apps, but you will now be able to get any free apps from the country of your choosing.
If you wish to do this through the iTunes app online, the steps are very similar.
Step 1: Launch the iTunes app and sign out
Step 2-5: Find the app that you wish to download on your computer/iPad or whatever. Click the app and you will be asked to sign in, repeat the process above and create a new Apple ID. Following the same steps as above will get you to the same place, and you can now access another country’s iTunes store.
Some Apps that are worth having if you are outside of the US
Pandora is a free radio service that will let you input your favorite genre/musical artist and play a radio that has music similar to what you inputted. You can also thumbs up songs that you like and those songs will save in your account settings for you to look at later.
Similar to Pandora, Spotify is an app that lets you start your own music playlist that is easily accessible for on the go listening. Spotify also offers a radio service that lets you hear music that is similar to the music that you like. Spotify also creates its own weekly playlist of popular hits and a special playlist based off of what you listen to.
If you are a subscriber to HBO, then you can take those shows and movies on the go and watch them on your mobile platform. If you aren’t a subscriber, you can watch select shows and movies for free.