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
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.

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: Look for any free app with the word “GET” next to it. (It doesn’t matter which app you use here, as long as it’s free. We need to find a free app so we can tell the App Store we do NOT want to set a payment method.)

Tap GET next to the app, then tap INSTALL.

tap "get" next to a free app

Step 5: Tap Create New Apple ID.

tap "create new apple id"

Step 6: 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.

set your apple id email, password, and country

Step 7: Fill out your personal information and security questions and answers and tap Next.

enter personal details to create apple id

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

select payment details: none

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

Create an Apple ID with billing details

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

enter the email verification code

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

apple id completed

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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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 password associated 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.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team now.

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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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