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How To Install iPhone / iPad Apps That Are Not Available In Your Country - Creating An iTunes Store Account In US Store Without a Credit Card

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Disappointed that you can't download Google+ or Onenote app for iPhone yet, just because the app is not released in your country yet? Or you want to download any other iPhone/ iPad apps that are only in US iTunes Store? This article will guide you through on how to create an iTunes Store account without a credit card in other countries than the country you living in. By following this, you will be able to download Google+, Microsoft OneNote and more cool and useful apps that may not be available in your country.

In order for you to download various apps from US iTunes Store, all you have to do is to create an iTunes App Store account for US Store. (I'm going to explain about creating an account in US Store, because most of the apps are available in US. But you are free to try UK or other countries as well). As you may know, to create an account, iTunes Store requires you to provide a valid billing address and a credit card information in the country you choose. I'm going to explain you a workaround. There are two ways to do this, one is to do it from your iPhone/ iPad or other iDevices or do it from your Computer. Both ways are similar, so I'm going to explain only on creating an account from your iPhone.

 

 

Creating an App Store account with no Payment option from your iPhone

Sign out from your existing account by going to Settings >> Store >> Click on the Apple ID. Once signed out, go to App Store on your iPhone and search for Google+ or any other free iPhone apps and click install. You'll be asked to enter your App Store ID or create a new one. Click on Create new and select United States as the country. Once you agree the terms and conditions and your account details, you will be asked to enter Payment information. By default Visa is selected. Click on this and select "None" from the dropped down menu. Please note that you will see "None" option ONLY if you select a free iPhone app and try to install it. If you choose a paid iPhone app and create a new account, you will not see the "None" option, but to enter valid credit card options or PayPal account information.

 

After you select "None" and provide a valid address in US . Once that is done, Apple will send you an email to verify the email address you provided. Go to your email account and click on "Verify Now". You are done. You have just created an App Store account in US iTunes Store!

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Go to App Store on your iPhone and download Google+ or any other iPhone apps that are not available in your country. There are 100s of cool iPhone apps that are not available outside US store, like OneNote from Microsoft. I love OneNote on my computer, but the iPhone app is available only for US customers. By creating an account as I explained here, you can download OneNote app as well.

 

Creating an account from your computer is also similar to what I've explained  above. All you've to note is that you must try to install a free iPhone app and not any paid app, only then you will get the "None" option in Payment options.

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Do you have any other ideas to download apps from other country's iTunes Store? Or have you already been using this method and facing any difficulties? Please share it with us in the comments area...

Note: If you still don't have a Google+ account, please send me a message in the comments area or on my Twitter @Sarayooinfo or on my Facebook.

 

 

Do you like this article? If yes, follow me on Twitter @sarayoo.info or Google+ or Like me on Facebook for more updates, tips and tricks on iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices.

 

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# haribuvanesh 2011-08-14 23:41
hi,

i've tried this many times. but whenever i try to create an apple ID for an US store I done get the "none" option in the list of card types.

pls help.
 
 
# aneesh 2011-08-15 02:21
Quoting haribuvanesh:
hi,

i've tried this many times. but whenever i try to create an apple ID for an US store I done get the "none" option in the list of card types.

pls help.


Hi Haribuvanesh,

You have to try with an email ID that has not been used with app store before. Like I mentioned in the article above, do the following:
1) Connect your phone to iTunes and click on a Free app. This is a must.

2) It will ask you to use your email, there you got to select create new. Provide an email add that you haven't used with iTunes/ app store before. Only if you do these steps, you can get 'None' option.

You can try these steps directly from iPhone as well. Let me know if still doesn't work.
 
 
# sahir 2011-08-19 11:58
doesnt work anymore. apple has disabled the 'none' field in payment options
 
 
# aneesh 2011-08-19 13:43
Quoting sahir:
doesnt work anymore. apple has disabled the 'none' field in payment options


Hi Sahir,

Apple hasn't disabled 'none' option. I just created a free account to ensure it's not disabled. You too can create an account without any credit card info. All you have to do is to create a brand new iTunes store ID. Here is the clearer steps:
1) Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
2) Sign out from your existing account in iTunes. (MUST)
3) Click on iTunes Store in iTunes
4) Choose a FREE app from the list. You can find it at the far right bar, below "Top Charts >> Free Apps" (MUST, You will not get the 'none' option if you choose a Paid app)
5) Click on "Free App" button
6) Click on "Create New Account" (MUST) You CANNOT use back an existing account.
7) Provide an email that you've not registered with Apple (MUST)
8) Follow instruction and you can see the 'None' option in the Payment method..

Again, 'none' option will only be shown if you create a NEW account. You can't get this option if you're trying to re-use the existing ID.

Hope it works for you. I just created a free account to ensure it's not disabled. Please let me know the outcome.
-aneesh
 
 
# kioshi 2011-08-23 19:38
Thank you, worked just fine for me.
 
 
-1 # aneesh 2011-08-23 22:52
Quoting kioshi:
Thank you, worked just fine for me.


Hi Kioshi,

Happy to hear that it worked great for you! Please check out other tips/ info, might be useful to you...you can also follow me @sarayooinfo.

-aneesh
 
 
# keanlay 2012-01-06 08:11
Thanks a lot. It works. Nice articles as well on iPhone apps.
 
 
# aneesh 2012-01-06 09:26
Quoting keanlay:
Thanks a lot. It works. Nice articles as well on iPhone apps.

Hi keanlay,

Happy to hear it helped! You may follow
Me on @sarayoo (twitter) or may be like me on Facebook?

Cheers :)
 
 
# Mid 2012-01-08 00:03
And for paid apps? How can they bought if they're US-only, for people in other countries?
 
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