Monday, April 16, 2018

How to change Google Play Country on Android


As you know, Google Play filters some apps on a per country and/or per region basis. And I also when relocated to Poland wasn't able to download and use Poland based apps.

Long history, in short, most of the time developers or companies (bank and government organizations i.e.) put apps on the market which are allowed to download only by the account/user which belongs to that country. 


Today, when I need to change my account to use Poland as a country wasn't easy as expected :) That is why I decided to share easy steps how I did it with you.

  1. Open the web page: http://payments.google.com in your web browser
  2. Go to “SETTINGS” this page will present you with your DEFAULT Google user profile, which included a line called “Country”. Click on the little “edit pencil” to the right of the word “Country” and it will advise you to create a new User profile, obviously IN the new country. (Unless you have done it already, of course).
  3. Click on the label that appeared: “Create new profile” and enter all required information, including of course an address in your desired new country which, of course, you already have. Hit CONTINUE, choose a new COUNTRY and enter all requested information. You should enter a Billing address AND a payment credit/debit card.
  4. Once this is all done, you will have a new USER PROFILE, in the new country. It should appear on the top left of the PAYMENTS web page as a pull-down menu and then you can select your DEFAULT COUNTRY PROFILE.
  5. Open your Google Play app on your phone.
  6. Tap on the menu on the upper left and scroll down to “ACCOUNT”
  7. Tap on ACCOUNT and scroll down to “COUNTRY AND PROFILES”, tap there.
  8. You will be presented with a screen that shows ALL the profiles that you entered into Google from the above steps. Select the one profile of the country you are interested in.
  9. Close the Google Play Store. Now, go to Settings->Apps and find "Google Play" app and clear its storage and cache and force it to stop
  10. Open Play store again and that is all, apps from the new country are available to download.


Maybe it looks like hard or confused but, just try to follow all steps and get it worked :)
To Wszystko 😎

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