How to change your App Store country to download and update ExpressVPN for iOS

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This tutorial is for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod).

If you can’t download ExpressVPN from your country’s App Store, don’t worry. You can still get the app by (1) creating a new Apple ID with another email address and (2) setting your App Store country to one where the app is available. For instance, you can follow the steps below to switch to the U.S. App Store.

NOTE: You can only update the ExpressVPN for iOS app when you are signed in to the same Apple ID you used to download it. We strongly encourage you to update your apps whenever new versions are available.

*** If you downloaded ExpressVPN for iOS from an App Store in which ExpressVPN is no longer available, we highly recommend that you remove the app from your device and download it again from another App Store so that you can continue to receive critical app updates. ***

How to…

Create a new Apple ID so you can change your App Store country
(For older OS) How to sign in to another Apple ID to switch App Stores and get app updates
Frequently asked questions


How to create a new Apple ID so you can change your App Store country

Step 1: Go to the App Store.

select app store

Step 2: In the top-right corner, click on the icon for your account.

For older versions of iOS, scroll to the bottom of the App Store and tap the button showing your Apple ID.

your profile

Step 3: Tap Sign Out.

tap sign out

Step 4: Tap Done. You will be returned to the main App Store page.

tap done

Step 5: Search for a free app and tap GET next to the app.

get free app

Step 6: Tap Create New Apple ID.

create new apple id

Step 7: Fill out the email and password information with a different email address from your regular Apple ID.

Set the country to one where ExpressVPN is available, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, or the United Kingdom. Slide the toggle to agree to the terms and conditions, then tap Next.

create apple id

Step 7: Fill out your personal information and security questions and answers and tap Next. Do not leave any fields empty.

personal details

Step 8: Under PAYMENT METHOD, select None. Fill out the billing information with a realistic address from the country you’ve chosen.

When you fill out the phone number, don’t forget to use a number from the country you’ve selected. Tap Next.

payment method

Step 9: You will receive a verification code in your email. Enter your verification code, then tap Verify.

email verification

Step 10: Tap Continue to return to the App Store.

tap continue

Step 11: Tap the link below to download the ExpressVPN app for iOS.

Download on the App Store

NOTE: You will only be able to update the ExpressVPN for iOS app when you are signed in to the same Apple ID you used to download it.  We strongly encourage you to update your apps whenever new versions are available.

*** If you downloaded ExpressVPN from an App Store in which ExpressVPN is no longer available, please delete the app and download it from another App Store so that you can continue to receive critical app updates. ***

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team now.

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(For older OS) How to sign in to another Apple ID to switch App Stores and get app updates

Step 1: Open the App Store.

tap the app store

Step 2: Swipe to the bottom of the main App Store screen and tap the button with your Apple ID.

tap on apple id

Step 3: Tap Sign Out.

tap sign out

Step 4: Tap Sign In.

tap Sign In

Step 5: Tap Use Existing Apple ID.


Step 6: Sign in to the iTunes Store. Enter the email address and passwordassociated with your Apple ID and tap OK.

Step 7: You will see this notification telling you that you will be switched to another App Store. Tap OK.

Hooray! You can now download app updates for the apps you obtained from this version of the App Store.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to switch App Stores when I want to use my other apps?

While you do not need to switch App Stores to use apps already on your device, you will not be able to update an app if you are not in the country where you bought the app. This is because updates are administered from the App Store where the app was purchased, and not every country’s App Store has a version of the app you are using.

Before switching App Stores, make sure you do not have any unspent store credit on your Apple ID.

Can I use ExpressVPN when I am logged in to my regular App Store account?

Yes! ExpressVPN can be used no matter where you are in the world. For best results, you are encouraged to connect to the same server location as your App Store location.

In order to access the App Store of a different country, simply connect to an ExpressVPN server from that country before changing your App Store location.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team now.

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