How to change the country in the Play Store
May 7, 2022
Features of changing the country in the Play Store
You can change the country in the phone in different ways, depending on the specific task. For example, to change the country for websites, it is enough to use a proxy or VPN.
To change the country for applications using GPS, you can use one of the applications that fake GPS data:
- Mock GPS With Joystick
- Mock Locations
- Fake GPS – ByteRev
- Fake GPS Go Location Spoofer
- GPS Emulator – RosTeam
- Fake GPS Location – Hola
- Fake GPS Location – Lexa
But none of these methods are suitable for the Play Store, Google's mobile app store for Android phones.
Why you need to change the country in the Play Store
Some applications are available only in certain countries, or, on the contrary, are available in all countries with the exception of some. That is, by changing your country in the Play Store, a slightly different set of applications becomes available for you to install. However, most apps are equally available in all countries and you may not notice any difference when you change the country in the Play Store.
Also, depending on the country in the Play Store, the available payment methods for purchasing applications in the Play Store may vary.
Depending on the selected country in the Play Store, the list of applications of a regional nature may change: applications for various government services, banking and brokerage services, instant messengers.
Restrictions on changing the country of the Play Store
You can change the country no more than once a year.
After creating a payment profile, you also need to wait 12 months to change the country.
After changing the country, the changes cannot be undone. You can return to the previous country after a year.
If you're changing your country to access apps, books, games, movies, and TV shows that aren't available in your country, remember that some of these may also become unavailable when you change your country.
To change the country you must be in the new country and have a payment method in it.
Your Google Play Balance is linked to your Google Play country. If you have a Google Play Balance and change country, you won't be able to use that balance in your new country. At the same time, the balance is not reset – in the case of a return to the previous country, this balance becomes available again.
Step-by-step instructions for changing the country in the Play Store
Open Play Store.
Click on your profile photo.
Select “Account and device preferences”.
In the “Country and profiles” section, select the country you want to add to your account.
Follow the instructions on the screen to add a payment method for this country.
It may take up to 48 hours for your profile to update.
Why is the country change not available in the Play Store?
The option to change country may not be available in the Play Store. This may be for the following reasons:
1. Over the past year, you have already changed the country
2. You are not currently in a new country, this is based on your IP address.
3. You are part of the Google Play Family Library.
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