Most Android smartphone users are facing the country location issue on Google Play Store during downloading any app or game from Google Play Store. But by using the below-mentioned trick, you can also download country-banned apps from the Google Play Store in your country that are completely banned in your location. You will be able to change the country from your Google Play store in a few easy steps.

Read this article further to know, how you can download apps from the Google Play Store which is unavailable in your country. On the Google Play Store, you will find plenty of games that are banned in your country. That you want to try it or play it but are not able to do so, just because that specified app is not available in your country.

All you need to do is just change your country location in the Google Play Store. For this, you can use either a VPN to change Google Play country or directly use the Play Store option if you can see it on your Play Store account settings.

In the first method, you can see the direct option available in the Play Store to change your country, but the problem is that this option is not available for everyone. But you can follow the steps to see the Country & profiles option on your Play Store.

For this, you will have to use VPN apps on your device, that change your device’s IP address and you can have IP from other countries you want to browse from. The VPN App allows you to change or spoof your current location with another location.

How To Change Play Store Country

If you are looking for how to change the country on an Android phone, or your Google Play store account? Your search ended here, as you will get a complete guide to changing regions in your Play Store by following these steps.

Change Country from Google Play Store Setting

This option isn’t available on everyone’s device, but previously if you have visited any other countries or used to browse from another country’s IP address using a VPN, you will be able to see this option to change your country directly from your Google Play Store account setting.

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First of All, Open your Google Play Store > Account > Country and Profiles > Select the country you wish to change.

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Note: You should note that you will need to update your payment method on the Google Play store when you change your country from it. Also, You will not be able to change your country from the Google Play store for 365 days after you do it & you will start seeing the currency of your updated country in the next 24-48 working hours. So make sure you follow the steps properly.

What if You Don’t See the Country change option in Play Store

The country-changing option in the Play Store is not enabled for everyone. But you can make it visible, by making use of a VPN. Once you use a VPN and browse from other countries, open your Play Store.

You can use any FREE or Paid VPN apps for Android that will work for this. Just Open your VPN and change your country from there. So you will get a new IP address from your selected country. Here in this post, we will take an example from Turbo VPN which is quite simple & easy to use.

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You can use any Paid or FREE VPN to change your Play Store country. You just need to connect to the FREE VPN option and select any country you wish to browse from.

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It will start connecting and automatically connect you from your selected country. Once you are connected with Turbo VPN, use your device for a few minutes.

Now it’s time to clear cache and clear data for your Google Play Store. So that you will start seeing the country update option on your Play Store account. Clear the data & cache of the Play Store, by following the steps listed below.

Clear Google play Store data

  • Go to Settings> Apps > All Apps > Google Play Store.
  • Select Clear Data Option & then Clear Cache Option

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Once done, open your Google Play Store menu and you will start seeing the option to change your Play Store country.

We hope that all the above-listed methods will work well on your smartphone and you will able to download the app from the Google Play Store which is banned in your country.

Do share your comments, how do you change the country on your Play Store? Is it really necessary to change the location on your smartphone?

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Bhavesh Sondagar
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