Changing your iPhone’s location gives you access to optimized content for the region you’ve traveled to. You can download apps that are only available in a specific country, use subscriptions, or even change the currency in your AppStore.
It can be tricky to find the feature on the iPhone, but instead of spending hours on it, you can do it in a few minutes.
Below we’ll show you how to change the location on iPhone in 2 steps, so let’s break it down!
How to Change Your Location on an iPhone in 2 Easy Steps
Many iPhone users go directly to the AppStore, but the best way to do that is through Settings. Here’s a step-by-step guide to changing your iPhone’s location in minutes.
Step 1: Go to Settings
To choose another location, the first thing you need to do is open Settings.
In Settings, click on your name card (this reads your name and it’s always the first tab under Settings). Under your account tab, click on Media and Purchases.
In a small pop-up menu, click on View Account to access the Media and Purchases for your account. Don’t forget that you need to verify the access with a Face ID.
Step 2: Changing the Location
Click the Country/Region button in the new Account Settings menu.
This will take you to the App Store, where the iPhone will open the Country/Region tab. On this tab, change your iPhone’s location and press the only button available, which is Change Country or Region.
This will bring up a list of countries. Scroll down and find the country you want to change your iPhone’s location to.
Depending on the model of your iPhone, the location change may take a while, so be patient while your iPhone’s location changes. Your iPhone may reboot, but don’t panic.
Once the process is complete, you can use the AppStore and other Apple apps with content specific to the location you set.
What to Do Before Changing Your iPhone’s Location
Apple recommends spending any remaining App Store credits before you change your region, as you could lose them after the currency conversion to your new location. Also, you should cancel your active subscriptions or wait until they expire, as the subscriptions you currently have may no longer be available in the country you change your location to.
Also, you must have a valid payment method available in your new location. Finally, you may need to re-download some apps or content to adapt your iPhone to the new location.
Finally, you can also change your location through the browser by logging into Apple ID with your credentials and the same account you use on your iPhone. If you prefer this way, visit Apple’s official page to get started. There, you’ll log into your account, access your personal information, and change your country on the Country/Region tab, just like you would on your iPhone.
Changing your iPhone’s location isn’t hard if you know how, and luckily it’s only two steps if you know what to look for. When you change your iPhone’s location, your iPhone will adjust to new AppStore content, customize your apps, and even switch to a different currency. Plus, you may need to add a new payment method if you can’t use the existing one in a new location, which is another thing to keep in mind. Also, you can do this without visiting a new country/region if you want to unlock access to certain apps that are only available in certain countries.
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