Google is so smart to the extent that they use your country location to determine the kind of apps you have access to in play store. If you ever added a payment method to your Google play store account you will discover that you can only choose a country as your default country. However, at some point, you may encounter difficulty when you want to download apps from Google play store because you are not allowed to use the apps based on the country you previously select when you added Google payment method to your account. But there is a trick on how to change your country in Google play store so country of your choice so that you can download any apps that are country-based.
As at the time of writing this post, there are two ways to change a country in Google play store without a credit card details and they are both valid. The only thing you need to do is to log in with your Google account to your Google payment via Google wallet and the rest is history.
And in order not to bother you will unnecessary epistles on how to change Google payment country after you have added a payment method, we’d walk you through the exact method without skipping a step. However, you may at some point face a little problem of VPN which is going to be why you can’t change your country linked with your Google payment service.
So, when you are ready to change your country in Google play store to countries like USA, UK, NY and the likes, endeavor to use VPN service. If you don’t want to spend much like I do, download Epic browser since it has free VPN service to protect your privacy online to change your country with Google payment service.
Method 1: How to Change Your Country in Google Play Store
I choose to write about this method first because it is easier and direct. You can get it straight away without parental guidance. If you can follow this exact steps you will definitely be able to change your Google store country without adding credit cards to your account.
Firstly, visit Google payment page and login to your Google store account to add a credit card. If you haven’t added any credit or debit card as a means of payment you should see something like the image below. Otherwise, you have to log in to your Google store account and delete the credit or debit card you already added to it.
If you are not logged into your Google store account kindly log in with your Google account (Gmail and password) and click on add credit or debit cards under payment method.
Note: You must delete all payment method previously added to the account to be able to change your country location to another country even without VPN in this section.
Enter your credit card details and pick a new country you have in mind to be seen as in Google play store. Note that you need to have a credit card or debit card that belongs to the country you now want to select as your new country.
After that save and close the page. This should help your change your country in Google play store and you shouldn’t have any further problems changing your country when you want to download your favorite country-based app in play store.
Hint: You can always delete your Google payment details and add another one anytime you want to change your country. The only difficulty you will likely encounter is how to get the country credit or debit card. And with a Payoneer master card, you can change your country to any country of your choice.
How to Change Your Country in Google Play Store
The first method above should be able to provide a lasting solution to this problem. All you need to do is whenever you want to change your account country, just delete the initial payment method, follow the process shared above to add payment method it again and choose your another country. It works for countries like NY, UK, USA, Australia, etc.
The method in this section is not technical as well. So, there is no level of special technical know-how you really need. All you have to do is follow the steps are highlighted below are we are good.
Note: Unlike the previous method which you can accomplish with Google play store app. Here you need a browser, and preferably a computer browser.
Go to Google payment page and log in with your Gmail username and password.
It’s of importance that you log into your Google account using the associated Gmail with your Google play store account. Now, once you’ve successfully logged in, click on settings and click on go to the payment center.
A new page will open in a new tab. Re-login to your Google wallet account again using the same Gmail account password and username.
If you have an existing address in your account remove it. All you need to do is go to a Home address and not Address book.
Note: Address book is your shipping address and it’s different from your country address.
For security reason, when you want to change your country in Google play store Google will pop up terms & conditions for the new country you want to change your address to. You need to accept it to continue this process.
To now finalize the above procedure follow this step. Note that this final section is very important.
- Launch Google play store app from your app menu and then minimize it again
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Apps.
- Tap Google Play Store.
- Tap “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”.
Once this is done your Google store country address will be change and you are good to go.
Were you able to change your country in Google play store using either of this aproaches? Kindly signify what works for you so that others can benefits from it. Literally, both methods work perfectly OK as at the time of writing this article.