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[iOS How-to] Switch Apple iTunes App Store from XXX Location to YYY Location – To Fix Account not Valid Error

[iOS How-to] Switch Apple iTunes App Store from XXX Location to YYY Location – To Fix Account not Valid Error

The iOS 6 operating system had come with a few bugs, and one of them was about the location of the Apple ID and the App Store and the problem in downloading and installing applications when the App Store doesn’t validate it due to the different location of the Apple ID and account. When we tried to download the Temple Run 2 App for iPad Mini, we found the following error:

Account Not in This Store: Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. Store. You must switch to Indian Store before purchasing.

Apple App Store Error Message

This error is not uncommon and it is shown in many locations, like a few which we noticed from different users who reported the same:

  • Your account is not valid for use in the Indian Store. You must switch to U.S. Store before purchasing.
  • Your account is not valid for use in the Canadian Store. You must switch to U.S. Store before purchasing.
  • Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. Store. You must switch to Lithuanian Store before purchasing.
  • Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. Store. You must switch to Singapore Store before purchasing.
  • Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. Store. You must switch to Turkish Store before purchasing.
  • Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. Store. You must switch to Australian Store before purchasing.

These are just a few examples which we found through the complains, but the issue is worldwide, and there is a very easy way to fix the issue where the Apple App Store would do the switching of your device to the particular store which is required for your account to install the iOS applications. To switch between the stores, you need to do the following:

Go to the Featured Section in the Apple App Store in your device, like the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or the iPod Touch and there you need to scroll to the bottom where your Apple ID is shown along with the other details. Click on your Apple ID.

iOS Featured Section Apple ID

Once you open your Apple ID, there would be a popup of options, including the View Apple ID, Signout and iForgot, in which you need to click the first option – View Apple ID.

iOS View Apple ID

After you hit the above option, the App Store would ask you to enter the Password for your Apple account, for the confirmation and authentication and after entering the password, you would be able to view the details, and only then the store would realize that you are being directed to the wrong store till now, and it would direct you to the particular store which earlier it was asking you to switch to.
The message would read: This Apple ID is only valid for purchases in the Indian iTunes Store. You will be switched to that store. Try your purchase again.

Apple ID Store Switching

Once you are redirected to the correct store, you can now purchase or download the apps using the same Apple ID. As you can see, the error which was earlier there next to the Temple Run 2 game, is now gone and you can see the game installing after the iTunes App Store was switched.

App Installing after Store Switch

Comments

  1. Thank you. Finally l could change my Store :)

  2. Many thanks! I didn't want to connect to my pc and found your solution

  3. Thanks very much- you saved me a head ache :)

  4. Got it

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